Dr Sam Hayden

Role

Reader in Composition

Area of work

Composition, Contemporary Music, Interactive Computer Music, Computer-Assisted Composition, Music Notation, Improvisation

Contact details

Address:

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, Faculty of Music, King Charles Court, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JF

Email: [email protected]

Website: samhaydencomposer.com

Biography


Sam Hayden studied composition with Martin Butler, Michael Finnissy and Jonathan Harvey at the University of Sussex, Joseph Dubiel and David Rakowski at Columbia University, and Louis Andriessen at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague. He has been the recipient of many prizes and awards including first prize in the 1995 Benjamin Britten International Competition (for mv  (1992, rev. 2002) for large orchestra), and the composition prize of the 1998 Gaudeamus International Young Composers' Meeting, Apeldoorn. He was awarded a summer residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria in 2000, and a Fulbright Chester Schirmer Fellowship in 2001, enabling him to work with Brian Ferneyhough at Stanford University.

Sunk Losses (2002) for large orchestra, composed during a 2002 residency at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, won first prize in the 2003 Christoph Delz Foundation Composers' Competition, receiving its first performance by the Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra during the festival 'Musik im 21. Jahrhundert', in Saarbrücken in May 2003. Hayden's Faber Music Millennium Series commission, Collateral Damage (1999), was performed in 2003 by Ensemble InterContemporain in the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

Recent commissions include Le Retour à la Raison (2003) for solo percussion and electronics for the Ictus Ensemble, Emergence (2004, rev. 2010) for solo accordion, ensemble and live electronics for Frode Haltli and the Oslo Sinfonietta; Relative Autonomy (2004) for the London Sinfonietta; system/error (2003, rev. 2005) for Anne La Berge, Mieko Kanno and Claire Edwardes; Substratum (2006, rev. 2008) for the BBC Symphony Orchestra; schismatics (2007, rev. 2010) for electric violin and computer for Mieko Kanno; and Die Modularitäten (2007) for Ensemble Mosaik. Permutazioni / a caso (2009) for amplified ensemble received its premiere by RepertorioZero at Tage für Neue Musik, Zürich, in November 2009, and misguided (2011) for clarinet(s), saxophone(s), trumpet and trombone was premiered by the ELISION Ensemble at the ABC Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne, Australia in March 2011. Hayden's most recent work, surface/tension (2012) for solo oboe and ensemble, was premiered by Christopher Redgate and the Cikada Ensemble at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2012.

Hayden's works have been performed at major international festivals including Ars Musica (Brussels), Bath Festival, BBC Proms, BIG Torino Biennale Arte Emergente, Gaida Festival (Vilnius), Gaudeamus New Music Week (Amsterdam), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, ISCM Festival (Essen / Hong Kong), Klangraum (Stuttgart), MaerzMusik (Berlin), NYYD Festival (Tallin), Rumor Festival (Utrecht), Tage für Neue Musik (Zürich), Time of Music (Viitasaari), The State of the Nation (London), Ultima (Oslo) and Warsaw Autumn.

His works have been recorded on the Divine Art, GROB, NMC, Oboe Classics, United Phoenix Records and UTS labels. A portrait CD of his works (presence/absence) was released by NMC in 2012 as part of their Debut Discs series.Other performers of Hayden’s music have included the Ensemble Antidogma, ASKO Ensemble, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Canto Battuto, El Perro Andaluz, Ensemble Cattrall, Composers Ensemble, De Ereprijs, Ensemble Ernst, Ensemble Exposé, Gaudeamus Ensemble, Gemini, Gruppe für Neue Musik Baden, IGNM Zürich, Klangforum Wien, Kokoro, Mats Scheidegger, Neophon Ensemble, NYYD Ensemble, RNCM Wind Orchestra, Steamboat Switzerland, Ensemble Surplus and Orkest de Volharding. His music has been performed regularly by ensemble [rout], which he co-founded with composers Paul Newland and Paul Whitty. He has also performed in laptop improvisation duos with Tom Hall and Urs Liska. He was appointed Reader in Music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in 2013.

Qualifications / Educational Background

Higher Education:

1999-2003: Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE), University of Leeds.

1994-98: DPhil in Composition, University of Sussex, supervised by Professor Martin Butler, funded by a British Academy scholarship; examined by Professors Brian Ferneyhough and Julian Johnson. Passed with no corrections.

1992-94: PG Certificate, Royal Conservatory, The Hague, supervised by Louis Andriessen. Grade: 80%.

1988-91: BA in Music, University of Sussex, taught composition by Professors Jonathan Harvey and Michael Finnissy, 1st Class.

Training Courses and Summer Schools:

2008: IRCAM / BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Academy, Glasgow, April 2008.

2007: Max/MSP Advanced Course, Goldsmiths College, University of London, with Sebastian Lexer, July 2007.

2003: Max/MSP Beginners Course, Goldsmiths College, University of London, with Tim Ward, July 2003.

1999: 5th International Young Composers' Meetings, Apeldoorn, Holland, with Louis Andriessen, Richard Barrett, Martijn Padding and Michael Smetanin, February 1999.

1998: 4th International Young Composers' Meetings, Apeldoorn, Holland, with Louis Andriessen, Klaus Huber, Steve Martland and Martijn Padding, February 1998.

1996: Contemporary Composition Course, Britten-Pears School with Magnus Lindberg, Oliver Knussen and Colin Matthews.

1995: Glyndebourne music theatre education project, with Sir Harrison Birtwistle.

1991: Dartington International Summer School Advanced Composition Course, with Vinko Globokar.

Teaching Experience

Employment History:

2010-13: Reader in Composition / Head of Composition (UG), Music Dept., Durham University

2008-10: Senior Lecturer in Music, University of Sussex

2005-08: Lecturer in Music, University of Sussex

2003-05: AHRC Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts, University of Sussex

2001-03: AHRB Fellow in the Creative and Performing Arts, University of Leeds

2000-01: Visiting Lecturer in Composition, Goldsmiths College, University of London

1999-2001: Fellow in Composition, Department of Music, University of Leeds

Academic Examining and Supervision:

2013: External examiner, PhD composition portfolio, Royal Academy of Music, April 2013.

2013: External examiner, PhD composition portfolio, Goldsmiths, University of London, April 2013.

2012: External examiner, MPhil composition portfolio, University of Huddersfield, May 2012.

2010-13: Supervised three PhD composition students at Durham University (one as first supervisor and two co-supervised with Prof Peter Manning and Dr Richard Rijnvos).

2006-10: Supervised two DPhil in composition students at Sussex (one f/t funded by the AHRC, one p/t status). Dr Ben Oliver completed, summer 2010.

2008: External examiner, MMus composition portfolio, University of Glasgow, December 2008.

2008: External examiner, PhD composition portfolio, University of Huddersfield, September 2008.

2008: External examiner, PhD composition portfolio, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, June 2008.

2003-10: Internal examiner for four DPhil composition portfolios (HUMS), and one cross-disciplinary DPhil portfolio (SciTech) in the field of generative / interactive computer music.

Creative Outputs

Selected Commissions:

surface / tension (2012) for solo oboe and ensemble, première: 18 November 2012, Christopher Redgate (solo oboe) and CIKADA (Christian Eggen, conductor), 2012 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2012, Bates Mill, Huddersfield.

surface / tension (2012) for oboe and piano, première: 27 July 2012, Christopher Redgate (oboe) and Stephen Robbings (piano), Schott Recital Room, London.

Adaptations (2011) for electric violin and computer (AHRC project output), première: 13 June 2011, Mieko Kanno (electric violin) and Sam Hayden (computer), during 'Triggered', Out Hear Contemporary Music Series @ Kings Place, London.

misguided (2008-11) for clarinet(s), saxophone(s), trumpet and trombone, première: 26 March 2011, ELISION Ensemble (Eugene Ughetti, conductor), Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank, Melbourne, Australia.

schismatics II (2010) for electric violin and computer, première: 6 January 2012, Mieko Kanno and Sam Hayden, Jacqueline du Pré  Music Building, Oxford, SPEEC - Symposium for Performance of Electronic and Experimental Composition: "Building an Instrument", Faculty of Music, Oxford University, 6-7 January 2012.

Permutazioni / a caso (2009) for amplified ensemble, première: RepertorioZero at Tage für Neue Musik Zürich, 7 November 2009.

Die Modularitäten (Modularities) (2007) for ensemble and live electronics, première: 24 November 2007, Ensemble Mosaik (Enno Poppe, conductor), LBT, Huddersfield, 2007 HCMF.

schismatics I (2007) for electric violin and computer, première: 11 November 2007, Mieko Kanno and Sam Hayden, Grand Theater, Groningen, The Netherlands.

ERG[O] II (2007) for ensemble, première: 18 April 2007, De Ereprijs (Wim Boerman, conductor), Musis Sacrum, Schouwburg, Arnhem.

Substratum (2006, rev. 2007) for large orchestra, première: 17 July 2007, BBC Symphony Orchestra (David Robertson, conductor) BBC Proms 2007, Royal Albert Hall, London.

impetus (2005) for solo percussion, première: 25 November 2005, Claire Edwardes, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2005, Town Hall, Huddersfield.

Relative Autonomy (2005) for ensemble, première: 27 January 2005, London Sinfonietta (Nicholas Kok, conductor) Jerwood Hall, LSO St. Luke's, London.

Emergence (2004, rev. 2010) for solo accordion, ensemble and live electronics, première: 10 October 2004, Frode Haltli/NoTAM/Oslo Sinfonietta (Christian Eggen, conductor), 2004 Ultima Festival, Universitetets Aula, Oslo.

system/error (2004, rev. 2005) for flutes, violin and percussion, première: 6 Sept 2006, Anne La Berge (flute), Mieko Kanno (violin), Claire Edwardes (percussion), Gaudeamus New Music Week 2006, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam.

Le Retour à la Raison (2003) for solo percussion and live electronics, première: 20 March 2004, Ictus/Miguel Bernat, Ars Musica 2004, Beursschouwburg, Brussels.

Sunk Losses (2002-03) for large orchestra, première: 29 May 2003, Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra (Johannes Schoellhorn, conductor), "Musik im 21. Jahrhundert." Festival, Funkhaus, Halberg, Saarbrücken.Won first prize in the second Christoph Delz Foundation Composers' Competition.

Collateral Damage (1999) for 14 instruments, première: May 2000, Kokoro (Mark Forkgen, conductor), Poole Arts Centre.Faber Music Millennium Series Commission (nominated by Jonathan Harvey), Published by Faber Music Ltd.

Selected Recordings:

schismatics II (2010) for electric violin and computer, performed by violinist Mieko Kanno and himself on computer, was selected by Graham McKenzie, Director of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, for inclusion on a HCMF 2012 sampler, available for download from the NMC label, Grooving Through Old Tombs: http://www.nmcshop.co.uk/buy/hcmf-2012-sampler-grooving-throu-0/

Hayden Portrait CD: 'presence/absence' (NMC D168) was released June 2012, as part of the NMC Debut Discs series, including works performed by ELISION (misguided), EKL trio (system/error), Mieko Kanno (schismatics) and Ensemble Mosaik (presence/absence and Die Modularitäten): http://www.nmcshop.co.uk/buy/sam-hayden-presence-absence-0/

Scintilla (2007) for solo harpsichord; WIRED - Works for Harpsichord and Electronics, Jane Chapman (NMC D145).

Fragment (After Losses) (2003) for solo piano; Breaking Line, Stephen Gutman (UTS CD003)

Anthem (2002) for amplified ensemble; [rout]one, [rout] (Divine Art 29001).

Recoil (2001) for oboe and percussion; oboe+ berio and beyond, Christopher Redgate and Julian Warburton (Oboe Classics CC2015).

presence/absence (2000) for ensemble; Driftglass (live recording), Ensemble Phoenix Basel, (Jürg Henneberger, conductor), United Phoenix Records, ASIN: B002HCQ5QC [mp3 download].

Partners in Psychopathology (1998) for ensemble; The Hoxton Thirteen, Composers Ensemble (Peter Wiegold, conductor) (NMC DO76).

dB[i-vii] (1998) for Hammond organ/synthesizer, bass guitar and drum- kit/percussion, ac/dB[Hayden], Steamboat Switzerland (GROB 316).

Making up for lost time (1994), for music-box; Music Box, VPRO (EW 9413).

Selected Broadcasts:

2011: misguided (2008-11) for clarinet(s), saxophone(s), trumpet and trombone, première: 26 March 2011, ELISION Ensemble (Eugene Ughetti, conductor), Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank, Melbourne, Australia. Recorded by ABC with interview.

2009: Misc. compositions including, schismatics I (2007) for electric violin and computer (Kari Roennekleiv - e-violin, Sam Hayden - computer) and Permutazioni / a caso (2009) for electric ensemble (RepertorioZero); recorded during 2009 Tage für Neue Musik. Zürich; 'Musik unserer Zeit', Schweizer Radio (DRS2). Broadcast included interview.

2007: Substratum (2006/08) for orchestra; BBC Symphony Orchestra (David Robertson, conductor), BBC Proms 2007, Royal Albert Hall, London. Simulcast live on BBC Radio 3 and BBC4 TV. Broadcast included interview.

2004: Emergence (2004/10) for solo accordion, ensemble and live electronics; Frode Haltli/NoTAM/Oslo Sinfonietta (Christian Eggen, conductor), Ultima Festival, Aula, Oslo. NRK Radio P2 Culture Channel.

2003: Sunk Losses (2003) for large orchestra; Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra (Johannes Schoellhorn, conductor), "Musik im 21. Jahrhundert." Festival, Funkhaus Halberg, Saarbrücken. Saarland Radio (SR2).

Broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 'Hear and Now' programme:

2012: surface / tension (2012) for solo oboe and ensemble, première: 18 November 2012, Christopher Redgate (solo oboe) and CIKADA (Christian Eggen, conductor), 2012 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2012, Bates Mill, Huddersfield.

2008: Die Modularitäten (Modularities) (2007) for ensemble and live electronics; Ensemble Mosaik (Enno Poppe), LBT, Huddersfield, 2007 HCMF.

2005: Recoil (2001) for oboe and percussion; Ensemble Exposé, BMIC Cutting Edge Series 2005, Warehouse, London.

2005: Relative Autonomy (2005) for ensemble; London Sinfonietta (Nicholas Kok, conductor), Jerwood Hall, LSO St. Luke's, London.

2003: Collateral Damage (1999) for 14 players; London Sinfonietta (Martyn Brabbins, conductor), 2003 Bath International Festival, Assembly Rooms, Bath.

2003: mv (1992, rev. 1993/02) for large orchestra; BBC Symphony Orchestra (Grant Llewellyn, conductor), BBC Maida Vale Studios Invitation concert.

2000: partners in psychopathology (1998) for ensemble; Ensemble Exposè (Roger Redgate, conductor), BMIC Cutting Edge Series 2000, Warehouse, London.

2000: dB[vi-v-vi](1998, arr. 2000) for amplified ensemble; [rout] (Sam Hayden), BBC Maida Vale Studio recording.

2000: retaliation (2000) for soprano, amplification and tape; Stacie Robinson, BBC Maida Vale Studio recording.

1997: Time is Money (1994, rev. 1996) for amplified ensemble; London Sinfonietta (Marcus Stenz, conductor), 1997 State of the Nation Festival, QEH, London South Bank Centre.

Funded Academic Research Projects:

2010-11 Principal Investigator on AHRC funded project (Practice Led and Applied Route): 'Live Performance,the Interactive Computer and theViolectra'.Co-researchers: violinist Dr Mieko Kanno (Durham) and computer musician Dr Nick Collins (Sussex).

2001-05 AHRB funded Fellowship in the Creative and Performing Arts in 2005: 'Confrontation or Collaboration? The Interactions between Composer and Performer in the Early 21st Century'. Co-researcher: Dr W. Luke Windsor (Leeds).

Selected Articles:

Sam Hayden & Dr Mieko Kanno. 'Towards Musical Interaction: Sam Hayden's Compositions For E-Violin And Computer', vol.32/5 Contemporary Music Review (Peter Nelson, ed.).

Sam Hayden & Dr Mieko Kanno. 'Towards Musical Interaction: Sam Hayden's schismatics for e-violin and computer (2007, rev. 2010)', Proc. of ICMC 2011.

'Computer-Assisted Composition and Aesthetic Innovation', Composition and Music Technology Series, Article 8: SPNM new notes, June 2008, pp. 6-7.

Dr Sam Hayden & Prof. Peter Wiegold. 'Proms or Bust?' SPNM new notes, December 2007, pp. 2-3.

Dr Sam Hayden & Dr. W. Luke Windsor.'Collaboration and the composer: case studies from the turn of the 21st Century,' Tempo 61(240), April 2007, pp. 28-39.

'What price new music?' SPNM new notes, December 2000, pp. 1-2.

Selected Conference Papers and Seminars:

Dr Sam Hayden. 'Composer-performer collaboration and computer-generated notation: (pre)compositional strategies in Sam Hayden's surface / tension (2012) for oboe and piano'. INTIME 2012 Symposium, 19th & 20th October 2012 Performing Arts Department, School of Art & design Coventry University 2012.

Dr Sam Hayden & Dr Mieko Kanno. 'Towards Musical Interaction: Sam Hayden's compositions for e-violin and computer'. SPEEC - Symposium for Performance of Electronic and Experimental Composition: "Building an Instrument", Faculty of Music, Oxford University, 6-7 January 2012.

Dr Sam Hayden & Dr Mieko Kanno. 'Live performance, the interactive computer and the Violectra', Research Colloquia Series, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, 7 November 2011.

Dr Sam Hayden & Dr Mieko Kanno. 'Live performance, the interactive computer and the Violectra', Performance Studies Network (PSN) International Conference, AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP), Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, 14-17 July 2011.

Dr Sam Hayden & Dr Mieko Kanno. 'Towards Musical Interaction: Sam Hayden's schismatics for e-violin and computer (2007, rev. 2010)'. Article presented during ICMC 2011, University of Huddersfield, July 31-Aug 5 2011.

Dr Sam Hayden. Scintilla (2007) for solo harpsichord, Sonic Arts Research Unit Symposium, presentation with harpsichordist Jane Chapman, Oxford Brookes University, June 2007.

Dr Sam Hayden. 'Between the random and the intentional: the recent compositions of Sam Hayden', RMA Research Colloquia 2006-07, University of Glasgow, November 2006.

Dr Sam Hayden. 'How a Composition "was not helped by a programme note": a composer's view'. Music Programme Notes. Society for Music Analysis (SMA) Autumn Study Day, University of Sussex, November 2006.

External appointments

Memberships and Networks:

2010-13: External Examiner at City University, London for MA Composing for Moving Images.

2011: Peer-reviewed article for University of York, special journal issue of the International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media (Spring 2012): 'Digital opera: new means and new meanings'.

2010-11: Served as elected committee member of National Association for Music in Higher Education (NAMHE).

2006: Member of jury for International Gaudeamus New Music Week, Amsterdam, 2006.

2006: Visiting Composition Tutor during the International Young Composers Meeting, Apeldoorn with Ensemble 'de Ereprijs'.

2004-05: Member of UK International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM) selection panel.

1998- Member of BMIC New Voices / Contemporary Voices scheme.

1999-2010: Member of SPNM selection panel.

1996- Co-founder and former co-director of ensemble [rout].

2005- Member of laptop improvisation duo butterflyCut,with composer Dr Tom Hall (ARU).

2002-05: Member of improvisation group GRAFT, and laptop improvisation duo with Urs Liska, formed at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart.

Awards

2011: Awarded funding from British Council Travel Bursaries to Composers Scheme, to attend world premiere of his misguided (2011) by ELISION, Melbourne, Australia.

2003: Winner of Christoph Delz Second Competition for an Orchestral Work with Sunk Losses (2002) for large orchestra.

2001-02: Six-month residency at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart.

2000-01: Fulbright Chester Schirmer Fellowship for Music Composition (post-doctoral scholarship) to work with Brian Ferneyhough and Chris Chafe (CCRMA) at Stanford University.

2000: Four-week workshop in computer music (October 2000), IRCAM, Paris, with RVW Trust and Holst Foundation scholarships.

2000: Summer residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy.

1999-2000: Faber Music Millennium Series Commission, Collateral Damage (1999) for 14 instruments (nominated by Jonathan Harvey).

1998: Composition Prize of the 4th Gaudeamus International Young Composers' Meeting Apeldoorn (NL), for Remembering J (1996, rev. 1997) for ensemble.

1997: Gaudeamus New Music Week, special mention for Bleeding Chunk (1996) for amplified ensemble, performed by the ASKO ensemble, conducted by Stefan Asbury.

1995: First prize, Benjamin Britten International Competition for Composers for mv (1992) for orchestra.

1992-94: Countess of Munster Musical Trust scholarship to study with Louis Andriessen at the Royal Conservatory, The Hague.

1991: First prize, London Brass Composers' Forum, for Sparkles (1991) for trumpet and piano (performed by Rolf Hind and Andrew Crowley).

1990: Joint first prize, Cornelius Cardew Composition Prize, for Piano Moves (1990) for solo piano (performed by Andrew Ball).

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