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On Strike!

May proved to be a busy month, as usual. ‘Strike’ (for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello and piano) received its UK premiere at the National Centre for Early Music on Saturday 2nd May as part of University of York’s Spring Festival of New Music. It was a meticulous and detailed performance, given by the Dark Inventions Ensemble, directed by Chris Leedham. It was good to catch up with Philip Cashian, whose powerful work (called Dark Inventions) was also on the programme that evening. A couple of days earlier the first performance of ‘Strike’ had been given in Hong Kong by the AMGA Ensemble, at the Sha Tin Town Hall cultural centre – but sadly I couldn’t make it to that performance! ‘St

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