Waley-Cohen: Permutations Tamsin Waley-Cohen
- Freya Waley-Cohen (1989):
Info for Waley-Cohen: Permutations
„Permutations“ is a new work by Freya Waley-Cohen, commissioned as part of a Aldeburgh Festival’s 2017 season and exploring the relationship between architecture and music.
The music for six recorded violins, performed by Tamsin Waley-Cohen (Freya’s sister), has been composed in parallel with the design of six chambers, each housing one violin part. The chambers are adaptable, so that each audience member creates their own piece by the path they take through the space and the way they interact with the chambers. It is as if the structure was itself an instrument and the listener, their own performer.
Tamsin Waley-Cohen enjoys an adventurous and varied career. In addition to concerts with the RPO, London Philharmonic and BBC orchestras, she has been associate artist with the Orchestra of the Swan. She enjoys a duo partnership with Huw Watkins, whose 'Concertino' she premiered, and together they have recorded for Champs Hill and Signum, for whom she has built an acclaimed porfolio.
Freya Waley-Cohen’s music has been performed by the Manson Ensemble, Oliver Knussen, the Orchestra of the Swan, CHROMA ensemble, The Hermes Experiment, Huw Watkins and others, at venues including Sage Gateshead, Spitalfields Festival, The BFI, Aldeburgh, Dartington, The National Portrait Gallery and Kew Gardens.
Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violin
Born in London in 1986, Tamsin Waley-Cohen enjoys an adventurous and varied career. In addition to concerts with the Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and BBC orchestras, amongst others, she has been associate artist with the Orchestra of the Swan and works with conductors including Andrew Litton and Tamás Vásáry. She enjoys a duo partnership with Huw Watkins, whose Concertino she premiered, and together they have recorded for Champs Hill and Signum Records, for whom she is a Signum Classics Artist. With her sister, composer Freya Waley-Cohen, and architects Finbarr O’Dempsey and Andrew Skulina, she holds an Open Space residency at Aldeburgh. Her love of chamber music led her to start the Honeymead Festival, now in its ninth year, and she is also artistic director of the Sunday Series at London’s Tricycle Theatre. In 2016-2017 she will be a recipient of the ECHO Rising Stars Awards. She studied at the Royal College of Music and her teachers included Itzhak Rashkovsky, Ruggiero Ricci, and András Keller.