Roger Redgate is a composer, conductor and improviser. He graduated at the Royal College of Music, where he won prizes for composition, violin performance, harmony and counterpoint, studying composition with Edwin Roxburgh and electronic music with Lawrence Casserley. A DAAD scholarship enabled him to study with Brian Ferneyhough and Klaus Huber in Freiburg. From 1989 to 1992 he was Northern Arts Composer Fellow, he has lectured at Durham and Newcastle Universities. He was invited as guest composer and conductor at the Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992 and 1994 where he received the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis for composition. He is conductor and artistic director of Ensemble Exposé, with whom he has performed at many European festivals and on BBC Radio 3 and recently released a CD of music by Brian Ferneyhough.
He has worked in the fields of jazz, improvised music, film and television (including programmes for the BBC and Channel 4), and performance art. His compositions have been performed extensively throughout Europe, Australia and the USA and he has received commissions from the BBC, the French Ministry of Culture, the Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, The Huddersfield Festival, the Venice Biennale and Ensemble 21 New York. He has published articles on music and culture, the music of Brian Ferneyhough and Michael Finnissy, including a chapter in the book Uncommon Ground: The Music of Michael Finnissy. He is professor of Composition at Goldsmiths, University of London.
CD recordings of his works are available on the Coviello, Oboe Classics, NMC, Metier and Edition Zeitklang labels and further recordings are in preparation due for release on the Metier and NMC labels. His compositions are published by Editions Henry Lemoine, Paris, United Music Publishing, London and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
United Music Publishers, London
String Quartet no 4
Sgrafitto (solo flute)
Runa (19 division solo trumpet)
Black Icons (solo cello and ensemble).
ST-X-t (string quartet and turntables).
Tehom (bass clt, tbn, vc)
Concerto for Improvising Soloist and Two Ensembles
TAG (soprano sax and guitar)
String Quartet No 3
monk (solo piano)
Labyrinths (prepared piano and harpsichord/clavichord)
Koan (prepared piano, toy piano and music box)
Residua (solo harpsichord)
Disjecta (solo 10 string guitar)
Quintet for Oboe and Strings
mirlitonnades (soprano and piano)
ruins true refuge (solo double bass)
Atemkristall (amplified quarter-tone flute)
Editions Henry Lemoine, Paris:
Pierrot on the Stage of Desire (small ensemble)
Vers-Glas (14 amplified voices):
Celan Songs (soprano and small ensemble)
Graffiti (soprano saxophone)
Feu la Cendre (solo cello)
Beuys (solo piano)
+R (solo clarinet)
Inventio (soprano sax/ensemble):
Pas au-dela (solo piano)
Eperons (oboe and percussion)
Eidos (solo piano)
String Quartet No 2
…of torn Pathways (violin/ 2 percussionist)
Eos (clarinet and piano)
String Quartet No 1
Ausgangspunkte (solo oboe)
Genoi Hoios Essi (solo piano)
The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
trace- arc écart (solo piano)
Roger Redgate’s tracks