Graham Hair - Composer  
 


I'm a composer based in Glasgow, with my time divided between Scotland (eg Research Fellow, Science and Music Research Group, Glasgow University), Australia (eg composer residency, Montsalvat Arts Centre, Melbourne, 2010) & the US (eg tour with "Scottish Voices", 2009).

Composer in most genres, but especially vocal chamber music: including 10+ pieces for SSAA either unaccompanied or with accompaniment of harp, piano, percussionist, harmonium/cor_anglais, viola/hand_drums, string quartet, instrumental nonet or orchestra

CD Recordings of 10 works for Parma Recordings (US) in progress 2010-2012.

Awards:
Scottish Arts Council (5)
Arts & Humanities Research Council of the UK (10)
Australia Council (c 20)
Australian Research Council
Royal Society of Edinburgh
Potter Trust
Carnegie Trust

Recent Residencies
Montsalvat Arts Centre, Melbourne, May 2010

Current funded projects and commissions as at July 1, 2010:
"Passacaglia" for Piano (for pianist Martin Jones' US tour, March/April 2011)

"Ecstasy & Enlightenment" (for the Edinburgh Quartet with soprano & clarinet soloists; funded by the Scottish Arts Council)

"Pacific Pathways" (Song cycle).
Funded by the Scottish Arts Council and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Orchestral version for SSAA and Orchestra (for "Scottish Voices" and the Orchestra of Scottish Opera, cond Derek Clark)
Chamber version (for SSAA and piano, with pianist Lauryna Sablevicute).

For the "Scottish Voices" Pan-Abrahamic Sacred Music Project, Burrell Museum, Glasgow, 20092012:
"Yigdal" for women's voices
"Asma al-Husna" for women's voices
"Veni Creator" for women's voices

General:
Director, "Scottish Voices" ensemble of women`s voices (www.scottishvoices.org.uk) since 1991.
Tours to the US and NZ in 2009, tours to the US, Portugal, France and Canada forthcoming in 2011.

Director "New Glasgow Harmonies" Festival (Glasgow, annually during the summer) since 2001.

Co-convenor, forthcoming International Conference on Inter-disciplinary Musicology, Glasgow (August 30 - September 3, 2011).

Co-convenor, Anatomy of Listening Colloquium series, Glasgow, 2008-2011.

Details of previous and current projects given at www.n-ism.org/People/graham.php