Royal Academy of Music Bicentenary celebrations: OPTICK composed by ELLIOTT PARK, performed by Louis Moisan on #neuguitars #blog
Optick | Royal Academy of Music (ram.ac.uk)
Score: Elliott-Park-Optick.pdf (amazonaws.com)
As part of its Bicentenary celebrations, the Royal Academy of Music embarked on an ambitious project, inviting 200 composers to write 200 new works for solo instrument or voice. The recordings and scores for these works, written for every principal study instrument taught at the Academy, are now available, creating a new library of varied contemporary works by many of the world’s leading composers.
Elliott Park is a composer, conductor, and researcher from the North East of England who draws disparate influences from electroacoustic and digital media, early music, and the traditional music of his native Northumberland. His recent projects include: works commissioned from Theorbo Today for theorbist Toby Carr; Briggflatts Fantasy for ensemble and Northumbrian Smallpipes as part of the Richmond Concert Society’s Muriel Dawson Award; and emerging composer schemes with the Britten Sinfonia and Psappha. Extracts from his song cycle Skysong were released as part of the Isolation Songbook album on Delphian Records in 2021 and featured on NMC’s Big Lockdown Music Survey in 2022. Elliott studied composition and musicology at the University of Durham and Queens’ College, Cambridge, and latterly specialised in composition while studying at the Academy with Tansy Davies and Edmund Finnis. In September 2022 he took up the post of Manson Fellow in Composition at the Academ