Chris Cresswell



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June 23, 2019

World Premiere of ‘Sonic Abstractions’

The world premiere of Sonic Abstractions, commissioned by CNY Arts for the Cazenovia Counterpoint Festival will premiere on July 12th at the Route 20 Sofa Company. Read more about the festival here.

April 3, 2019

World Premiere of ‘All That’s Left is Dirt and Sky’ at DiMenna Center

The Byrne:Kozar:Duo will perform the world premiere of all that’s left is dirt and sky at the DiMenna Center on April 27th. Come join us!

March 3, 2019

Portrait Concert at Arete Gallery

On March 19th several of my works will be performed at Arete Venue in Brooklyn. This concert is part of Will Lang’s Tuesday Night Mega Power Concerts series. Come join us at 8:30 pm.

July 27, 2018

There is a Light Goes on Tour in the UK

My most recent work, There is a Light, will go on tour in the UK with Daniel Galbreath and the Via Nova choir. Via Nova is a vocal ensemble based in Birmingham, England. The work, There is a Light is a four movement choral song cycle that was written in response to, and performed in tandem with, Tchaikovsky's Vespers. Supported by Arts Council England, Via Nova is hosting a unique series of events throughout Yorkshire performing and workshopping new compositions based around Tchaikovsky’s Vespers.

CONCERTS (free of charge; retiring collection):
2 August, 19:30    Church of the Resurrection (Stocks Bank Rd, Mirfield WF14 0BW)
3 August, 19:30    Chantry Chapel (3 Calder Vale Rd, Wakefield WF1 5DJ)

WORKSHOP (free of charge):
4 August, 12:00–18:30 St Peter’s Church (Cambridge Rd, Harrogate HG1 1RW)
culminating in an informal performance (17:30), and followed by a catered meet-and-greet (18:30)

May 31, 2018

a stillness, disturbed to receive its world premiere

The North Jersey Saxophone Ensemble will give the world premiere of a stillness, disturbed on June 16th in Randolph, NJ. The work was co-commissioned by Ryan Mantell, who directs the NJYSE, and the legendary saxophonist, Paul Cohen.

May 31, 2018

"Bold, original, and attention Grabbing" 

315 Ensemble's record has been described as 'bold, original, and attention grabbing.' Read more here.

April 25, 2018

in the space that separates to receive its world premiere

After a couple of whirlwind trips, Central Dauphin and Central Dauphin East will premiere my new work for wind ensemble and electronics, in the space that separates. This has been a wonderful collaboration with both schools and with Composers and Schools in Concert.

March 9, 2018

315 Ensemble record release! 

It is finally here! The 315 Ensemble record has been released. Find out more information to the right, or purchase it hereI am super proud of this record and and huge thanks to the players who were featured on it!