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Roger Redgate

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PositionProfessor in Composition, Director Contemporary Music Research Unit
Department Music
Email r.redgate (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7657
Roger Redgate

Roger Redgate graduated at the Royal College of Music, where he won prizes for composition, violin performance, harmony and counterpoint, studying composition with Edwin Roxburgh and electronic music with Lawrence Casserley. A DAAD scholarship enabled him to study with Brian Ferneyhough and Klaus Huber in Freiburg. From 1989 to 1992 he was Northern Arts Composer Fellow, he has lectured at Durham and Newcastle Universities. He was invited as guest composer and conductor at the Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992 and 1994 where he received the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis for composition. He is conductor and artistic director of Ensemble Exposé, with whom he has performed at many European festivals and on BBC Radio 3 and recently released a CD of music by Brian Ferneyhough.

He has worked in the fields of jazz, improvised music, film and television (including programmes for the BBC and Channel 4), and performance art. His compositions have been performed extensively throughout Europe, Australia and the USA and he has received commissions from the BBC, the French Ministry of Culture, the Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, the Venice Biennale and Ensemble 21 New York. He has published articles on music and culture, the music of Brian Ferneyhough and Michael Finnissy, including a chapter in the book Uncommon Ground: The Music of Michael Finnissy.

CD recordings of his works are available on the Coviello, Oboe Classics, NMC, Metier and Edition Zeitklang labels and further recordings are in preparation due for release on the Metier and NMC labels. His compositions are published by Editions Henry Lemoine, Paris, United Music Publishers, London and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

Areas of supervision

Current Postgraduate Research Students in Composition:

Mark Barden
Richard Bolley
Polly Hewitt 
Wojciech Kosma 
Matt Lewis 
Chun-Ming Lu 
Neil March 
Coreen Morsink
Silvia Rosani 
Paul Sarcich 
Jeff Spencer 
Stamatia Statherou
Jerry Wigens
Alistair Zaldua 

Maja Mitrovic  (Submitted)
Mizuka Yamamoto (Performance) (submitted)

Recorded works

Own Works

2009
Oboe Quintet
and Eperons, on Greatest Hits of All Time (Metier msv 28513). Recorded by Christopher Redgate/Kreutzer Quartet/Julian Warburton.

Residua.
Recorded by Jane Chapman on Wired (NMC D145)

2008

Complete Piano Music: Pas au-delà, Genoi Hoios Essi, Eidos, Beuys, trace-arc-écart, Monk. Recorded by Nicolas Hodges on Coviello Contemporary COV60809

2006
Ausgangspunkte
Recorded by Christopher Redgate on Oboe Classics (CC2015)
+R  Recorded by Rolf Borch on Step Inside, Aurora (ACD 5046)
+R  Recorded by Andrew Sparling (NMC D092)

2005
Mirlitonnades Recorded by Katherine Durran and Alison Smart on New French Song (Metier MSV CD92100)
écart Recorded by Thalia Myers (piano) on Spectrum USK Recordings (USK 1227CDD)

2004
ruins true refuge Recorded by Corado Canonici on A Roaring Flame (NMC D079)

2001
Eperons
Recorded by Peter Veale and Olaf Tzschoppe (Trio Surplus), Edition Zeitklang, Germany.

2000
arc
  Recorded by Thalia Myers (piano) on Spectrum (NMC 0057)

1999
trace Recorded by Thalia Myers (piano) on Spectrum (NMC 0051)

As Conductor

2008
Brian Ferneyhough: Chamber Music - Allgebrah, Flurries, Incipits, In Nomine EnsembleExposé on Metier (MSV 28504)
Edwin Roxburgh: Oboe Music - Elegy, EnsembleExposé, Metier

2007
Joanna Bailie: Waning
Mary Bellamy: Earth and Sky Reflect Each Other
Joe Cutler: Visions of a Floating World
Sam Hayden: Recoil
Jonathan Powell: Saturnine
Luke Stoneham: Rictus Heads
Sohrab Uduman: In Accord – In motion
All for Critical Notice/BMIC MP3 Downloads

2006
Joe Cutler: Visions of a Floating World, Unknown Public/BMIC (UPCN01)

2000
Fabrice Fitch: Filigranes pour les Freres Limbourg, on Wind-Up, Metier (MSV CD92042)

1998
Richard Barrett: what remains, Topologies, Musicworks 72, Toronto, Canada

1991
Michael Finnissy: The Chamber Music, Etcetera (KTC 1096) with Roger Redgate –violin

Publications

Article

Brian Ferneyhough's etudes transcendantales
Redgate, Roger. 2001. Brian Ferneyhough's etudes transcendantales. Contemporary Music Review, 20(1), pp. 79-100. ISSN 0749-4467

Marginalisierung und Subversion
Redgate, Roger. 2000. Marginalisierung und Subversion. Musik & Asthetik, 13, pp. 94-98.

Neue Musik in Grossbritannien: Ein Situationsbericht
Redgate, Roger. 1999. Neue Musik in Grossbritannien: Ein Situationsbericht. Musik & Asthetik, 10, pp. 59-66.

Ferneyhough as teacher
Redgate, Roger. 1995. Ferneyhough as teacher. Contemporary Music Review, 13(1), pp. 19-21.

Audio

Chamber Music by Brian Ferneyhough
Redgate, Roger. 2008. Chamber Music by Brian Ferneyhough.

Concerto for Improvising Soloist and Two Ensembles
Redgate, Roger. Concerto for Improvising Soloist and Two Ensembles.

Black Icons
Redgate, Roger. Black Icons.

Single Combat
Redgate, Roger and Wright, Matthew. Single Combat.

The New Cello, Vol 2: European Composers
Redgate, Roger and Cox, Franklin. The New Cello, Vol 2: European Composers.

+R
Redgate, Roger. +R.

Oboe Quintet
Redgate, Roger. Oboe Quintet.

Ausgangspunkte
Redgate, Roger. Ausgangspunkte.

+R
Redgate, Roger. +R.

mirlitonnades
Redgate, Roger. mirlitonnades.

Residua
Redgate, Roger. Residua.

ruins true refuge
Redgate, Roger. ruins true refuge.

Eperons
Redgate, Roger. Eperons.

Eperons
Redgate, Roger. Eperons.

Runa
Redgate, Roger. Runa.

Book Section

Michael Finnissy: The Chamber Music, in Uncommon Ground: The Music of Michael Finnissy.
Redgate, Roger. 1998. Michael Finnissy: The Chamber Music, in Uncommon Ground: The Music of Michael Finnissy. In: Henrietta Brougham; Christopher Fox and Ian Pace, eds. Uncommon Ground: The Music of Michael Finnissy. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp. 135-168. ISBN ISBN 1 85928365 X

Notation, Structure and Performance: Towards a Grammatology of Music
Redgate, Roger. Notation, Structure and Performance: Towards a Grammatology of Music. In: R. Woodley, ed. Notation and Practice: Essays in Musical Performance and Textuality. Cambridge: Cambridge University of Press.

Contemporary British Music: Technique and the Compositional Process
Redgate, Roger. Contemporary British Music: Technique and the Compositional Process. In: P. Archblod and R. Saxton, eds. Contemporary British Music: Technique and the Compositional Process. Ashgate. ISBN 978-0-7546-6367-6

Composition

Sgraffito
Redgate, Roger. 2014. Sgraffito.

Runa
Redgate, Roger. 2014. Runa.

Black Icons (for solo cello and ensemble)
Redgate, Roger. 2011. Black Icons (for solo cello and ensemble).

Tehom for bass clarinet, cello and trombone
Redgate, Roger. 2010. Tehom for bass clarinet, cello and trombone.

Concerto for Improvising Soloist and Two Ensembles
Redgate, Roger. 2009. Concerto for Improvising Soloist and Two Ensembles.

TAG for soprano sax and guitar
Redgate, Roger. 2009. TAG for soprano sax and guitar.

Labyrinths for prepared piano and harpsichord/clavichord
Redgate, Roger. 2008. Labyrinths for prepared piano and harpsichord/clavichord.

String Quartet No 3
Redgate, Roger. 2008. String Quartet No 3.

Roger Redgate: works for piano solo
Redgate, Roger. 2008. Roger Redgate: works for piano solo.

Roger Redgate Complete Piano Music Recording
Redgate, Roger. 2008. Roger Redgate Complete Piano Music Recording.

Monk
Redgate, Roger. 2007. Monk.

Koan
Redgate, Roger. 2007. Koan.

Disjecta for solo 10 string guitar
Redgate, Roger. 2005. Disjecta for solo 10 string guitar.

Oboe Quintet
Redgate, Roger. 2005. Oboe Quintet.

Residua
Redgate, Roger. 2005. Residua.

Mirlitonnades
Redgate, Roger. 2004. Mirlitonnades.

…still…
Redgate, Roger. 2004. …still….

ruins true refuge
Redgate, Roger. 2004. ruins true refuge.

écart
Redgate, Roger. 2004. écart.

arc
Redgate, Roger. 1999. arc.

IGLOO (Film Soundtrack)
Redgate, Roger. 1999. IGLOO (Film Soundtrack).

Pierrot on the Stage of Desire
Redgate, Roger. 1998. Pierrot on the Stage of Desire.

SLEEP (Film Soundtrack)
Redgate, Roger. 1998. SLEEP (Film Soundtrack).

Informer (Film Soundtrack)
Redgate, Roger. 1998. Informer (Film Soundtrack).

moments and contacts (Film Soundtrack)
Redgate, Roger. 1997. moments and contacts (Film Soundtrack).

trace
Redgate, Roger. 1996. trace.

Atemkristall
Redgate, Roger. 1995. Atemkristall.

Mangetout (Film Soundtrack)
Redgate, Roger. 1995. Mangetout (Film Soundtrack).

Celan Songs
Redgate, Roger. 1994. Celan Songs.

Blue Scars (Film Soundtrack)
Redgate, Roger. 1994. Blue Scars (Film Soundtrack).

Small Gestures (Film Soundtrack)
Redgate, Roger. 1994. Small Gestures (Film Soundtrack).

Graffiti
Redgate, Roger. 1993. Graffiti.

Feu la cendre
Redgate, Roger. 1992. Feu la cendre.

Beuys
Redgate, Roger. 1992. Beuys.

+R
Redgate, Roger. 1991. +R.

Vers-Glas
Redgate, Roger. 1990. Vers-Glas.

Inventio
Redgate, Roger. 1990. Inventio.

Pas au-delà
Redgate, Roger. 1989. Pas au-delà.

Eperons
Redgate, Roger. 1988. Eperons.

String Quartet No 2
Redgate, Roger. 1985. String Quartet No 2.

...of torn pathways
Redgate, Roger. 1985. ...of torn pathways.

Eidos
Redgate, Roger. 1985. Eidos.

String Quartet No 1
Redgate, Roger. 1984. String Quartet No 1.

Eos
Redgate, Roger. 1984. Eos.

Ausgangspunkte
Redgate, Roger. 1982. Ausgangspunkte.

Genoi Hoios Essi
Redgate, Roger. 1980. Genoi Hoios Essi.