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1 performance.

Forthcoming Performances
No forthcoming concerts currently listed.

Past Performances


Am Grabe Memphis Minnies
Stephan Østersjø

Trattenimento da Camera for 2 bass flutes
Lisa Cella and Kathleen Gallagher

Seguente for oboe and piano
Quentin Poole (oboe), Michael Dussek (piano)

Tacciono i boschi for soprano and piano
Lisa Jablow (soprano), Kate Ryder (piano). Text by Torquato Tasso

The Ray and its Shadow for 4 instruments
Exposé/Roger Redgate

Qfwfq for solo piano
Jonathan Powell

àNeM for solo piano
Jonathan Powell

Aurora for solo piano
Jonathan Powell

...working together
Gemini/Peter Wiegold

Abiya for solo piano
Ian Pace

Cantata 1 for soprano, piano and percussion
Jane Ginsborg (soprano), James Wood (percussion), George Nicholson (piano). Ancient Javanese text by Mpu Tanakun

List of Works
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Recordings available by James Erber

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Barrett/ Ferneyhough/ Fox &c : Tracts

Ian Pace, piano

James Erber Biography

James Erber was born in 1951 in London. Having gained Music degrees at the Universities of Sussex and Nottingham he studied composition from 1981 to 1982 with Brian Ferneyhough at the Musikhochschule, Freiburg-im-Breisgau with financial support from The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the RVW Trust and the Rivendell Trust. He has worked in music publishing and education.

His music has been widely performed and broadcast throughout Europe and in the USA, Australia and New Zealand by many eminent soloists and ensembles. It includes 'Epitomaria-Glosaria-Commentaria' for 25 solo strings (1981-84), the Traces cycle for solo flute (1991-2006), two string quartets (1992-94 and 2010-11), 'Das Buch Bahir' for 9 instruments (2004-2005), 'The Death of the Kings' for 11 instruments (2007) and 'An Allegorical Landscape' for clarinet, trumpet and percussion (2010).

Ian Pace’s recording of 'You done torn your playhouse down' for piano and Kate Romano’s recording of 'Strange Moments of Intimacy' for solo clarinet are available on the NMC and Metier labels respectively. A recording by Franklin Cox of 'le colonne d’Ercole' for solo cello will be released imminently on Centaur Records (USA).

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Sheet music by James Erber