"Lobotomy" by David Plylar
"South View" by Clare Loveday
Anything is possible with the "low-A" oboe
Of course, I now only want to play this piece “as written”, so much as it is a violin piece. Essentially being able to double the amount of “jaunty” moments in the third movement makes this additional note well worth having. I am intrigued to examine other Schumann works to see what else can be adapted but for the moment, I am satisfied with playing through my very worn copy of the Drei Romanzen for what feels like the first time.
Dr Cameron Harris - Bio
Cameron Harris is a British composer and oboist who has lived in South Africa since 2006. He is the chair of NewMusicSA, the South African section of the International Society for Contemporary Music and from 2007-2009 he coordinated the New Music Indaba festival, which combines workshops for emerging composers with performances of South African and international contemporary music. (www.newmusicsa.org.za)
Cameron studied at the Universities of Edinburgh, Manchester and Pennsylvania with composers including Nigel Osborne, John Casken, James Primosch and Jay Reise. In America he was the recipient of a Thouron and a Benjamin Franklin fellowship. He also won the Network for New Music Composition Competition in Philadelphia and the David Halstead Composition Prize. In 2007 he performed at the Ostrava festival (Czech Republic), which included works by Stockhausen and Ustvolskaya and the premiere of Quodlibet by Christian Wolf. His orchestral work, Three Night Pieces , was also read at the festival. Cameron coordinates the first- and second-year Music Literacies and Skills courses, and teaches music theory and a fourth-year module on electro-acoustic composition.