Byte #003 Birman

Eugene Birman Imago Dei (Excerpt)
Performed by Ruthless Jabiru, Kelly Lovelady conductor
Sound and Music Portfolio workshops, Union Chapel, London, 2013-2014
Remix and video by Kelly Lovelady

Byte #002 Sculthorpe

Peter Sculthorpe Djilile (Excerpt)
Performed by Ruthless Jabiru, Kelly Lovelady conductor
City of London Festival, LSO St Luke’s, London, July 2011
Remix and video by Kelly Lovelady

Byte #001 Boyd

Peter Boyd Australian Jabiru (Excerpt) from Coalface
Performed by Ruthless Jabiru
Union Chapel, London, February 2014
Remix and video by Kelly Lovelady

Michael Cryne on composer development schemes

Ruthless Jabiru is pleased to be working with composer Michael Cryne through the Sound and Music Portfolio scheme. Currently pursuing Doctoral study in composition at Royal Holloway, University of London, Cryne has been a longstanding musical collaborator with The Royal Shakespeare Company and Second Skin Theatre. A recent prizewinner in several international competitions, he is an Associate of the London Symphony Orchestra’s Soundhub and Panufnik Young Composer schemes, and of Sound and Music’s New Voices scheme. Ruthless Jabiru will give the world premiere of his work Slipstream for string orchestra in the months ahead.

Egidija Medekšaité on the value of composer workshops

Ruthless Jabiru is pleased to be working with Egidija Medekšaité on the Sound and Music Portfolio composer scheme. A PhD candidate at Durham University, Medekšaité has been commissioned by contemporary music festivals including Huddersfield, Gaida Festival, Jauna Muzika, Druskomanija and Iš Arti Festival, with her work Dhani selected to represent Lithuania at the 2013 ISCM World Music Days. Her original scores for short film and digital animation have been heard at film festivals around the world, with The Button to be screened at the 2014 Leeds International Film Festival. Ruthless Jabiru will continue work on her piece Sandhi Prakash next week at our second Portfolio composer workshop.

Eugene Birman on working with Ruthless Jabiru

Ruthless Jabiru has had the pleasure of working with composer Eugene Birman through the orchestra’s Sound and Music Portfolio composer scheme. Currently a DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford, Birman has been programmed across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Highlights of his 2013/14 season will include performances by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Estonian National Male Choir, Minnesota Orchestra and Sinfonietta Riga. Ruthless Jabiru will continue work on his piece Imago Dei for string orchestra next week at our second Portfolio composer workshop.

Kelly Lovelady on our Sound and Music Partnership

Artistic Director Kelly Lovelady talks about the formation of Ruthless Jabiru and the orchestra’s partnership with Sound and Music, the national agency for new music and sound art in the UK. The orchestra will be hosting its next Portfolio composer workshop later this month.

Broadcast on ABC Radio National “The Music Show”

Artistic Director Kelly Lovelady was recently interviewed by Andrew Ford for The Music Show on ABC Radio National. Kelly talked about programming living composers, building a brand, and her plans for the orchestra’s future. The interview aired on Saturday in Australia and is now available online as a podcast.

Photography by The House of Elly Mac

Ruthless Jabiru was joined by The House of Elly Mac, award-winning UK and destination wedding photographer, for its performance last month at Australia House and rehearsal season at St Mary-at-Hill. Elly’s photos capture the essence of the orchestra in action at two exquisite central London venues. The album is online at this link.