Two of Scotland’s top new music players join forces for an explosive set of thrilling and beguiling solos/duos for flute and voice.
Kate Soper: “Go Away” from Only The Words Themselves Mean What They Say (2011)
James Weeks: hǽþweardere* (2023)
Thomas Metcalf: “The Photographic Message” from Message Without A Code (2023)
James Dillon: Sgothan (1982)
Richard Craig: new work TBA* (2023)
Rebecca Saunders: O Yes & I (2017-18)
Colombian-American soprano Stephanie Lamprea is an architect of new sounds and expressions as a performer, recitalist, curator, and improviser, specializing in contemporary classical repertoire. Trained as an operatic coloratura, she uses her voice as a mechanism of avant-garde performance art, creating “maniacal shifts of vocal production and character… like an icepick through the skull” (Jason Eckardt). She has performed as a soloist at Roulette Intermedium (New York City), Constellation Chicago, Sound Scotland, Southbank Centre (London), the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, National Sawdust (NYC), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), the National Concert Hall (Dublin), the Centre for Contemporary Art (Glasgow), the Hidden Door Festival (Edinburgh), and the Casa da Música (Porto). She has collaborated with several leading new music ensembles and bands including the International Contemporary Ensemble, Wavefield Ensemble, the City of London Sinfonia, So Percussion, Red Note Ensemble, Talujon, Guerilla Opera, and Post Coal Prom Queen. In 2022, Stephanie released her debut solo album, Quaking Aspen, which was hailed as “a bold artistic statement that’s exciting and innovative… a magical, intense, and deeply satisfying journey.” (PopMatters.com) She released her second solo album, a complete recording of Georges Aperghis’ 14 Recitations, in 2023; the album was described as a “tour-de-force… sportive vocal adventure of impressive proportions,” (Concerti.de), “performance art of the highest caliber,” (PopMatters.com), and a record in which “virtuosity is complemented by total commitment and vivid imagination.” (Bandcamp.com) http://www.
Richard Craig has a multifaceted career as teacher, performer, composer/improviser and independent researcher. He studied flute at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with Richard Blake, and later with Mario Caroli at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg, France. Specialising in contemporary music, Richard has performed with Klangforum Wien, Musikfabrik and ensembles in the UK such as Ensemble Octandre and the Riot Ensemble. As a recording artist he has released two solo discs (INWARD and VALE) on the Mètier label, as well as numerous chamber music recordings and radio broadcasts. Alongside his work as a performer, Richard gives masterclasses and seminars. He was a Visiting Fellow in Performance at the University of Aberdeen 2010 – 2012. In 2015 he was appointed as a lecturer and Head of Performance at Bangor University, Wales, a post he held until 2019. During this time he was also an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Huddersfield. Richard is currently Director of Performance at the University of Edinburgh. https://