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2013

Developing: new work for piano and live electronics.

Continuing: Bankside Keys music tuition studio, South Bank, London.

April - Harmonie Band : Composing for Film Workshop: for London Borough of Southwark “Gifted and Talented’ children’s project based on Buster Keaton’s film “One Week”.

2012

November - ICEBREAKER : London Science Museum, (Eno, Michael Gordon, Nancarrow)evelopment.

Harmonie Band: London Barbican Cinema (‘Nosferatu’).

October - GPremiere of new composition for Cello and Live Electronics “Murals”,
performed by Audrey Riley (Cello) with Walter Fabeck (LIve Electronics) and David Tinson (Sound Design). Bloomsbury Festival at St.Georges, Bloomsbury, London.

July - ICEBREAKER : Paris Cité de la Musique, (Eno).

April - ICEBREAKER : Glasgow Fruitmarket (Louis Andriessen “De Snelheid”).

2011

November - Harmonie Band : Tour of Wales playing live score to Murnau’s ‘Nosferatu’ silent film.

April - ICEBREAKER : Cork Opera House (Glass, Eno).

2010

December - STEIM Residency with Nina Silvert: “Gaia” development.

November - ICEBREAKER : Dublin National Concert Hall (Glass,Eno).

October - ICEBREAKER : Glasgow Fruitmarket, Manchester RNCM (Philip Glass, Eno).

September - Harmonie Band: Barbican Cinema + Tour of Wales playing live score to Alfred Hitchcock’s silent film ‘The Lodger’.

August - ICEBREAKER : Aldburgh Festival: Snape Maltings (Eno).

July - ICEBREAKER : Camp Bestival, Dorset (Eno).

July - Solo Piano / Electronics improvisation concert for ‘live painting’ event, Young Masters of Art, Bouzy-la-Forêt, France.

May - Solo Piano / Electronics improvisation concert for Young Masters of Art, Jargeau, France.

January - May - GAiA development with Nina Silvert: performances in Kingston University (London) and Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam.

April - STEIM : research residency 2.

February - STEIM, Amsterdam: research residency 1
www.steim.org/projectblog/author/walter-fabeck/.

2009

October - ICEBREAKER : Glasgow Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

September - Keyboard-player in "The Reporter", National Theatre, director Richard Eyre.

August - Keyboard-player in chamber version of Jenni Roditti’s opera ‘Inanna’, Grimeborne Festival, Arcola Theatre, Dalston, London.

July - ICEBREAKER : premiere of live version of Eno’s ‘Apollo’ , London Science Museum.

June - Solo Piano / Electronics Improvisation concert for Young Masters of Art, Bouzy-la-Foret, France.

May - ICEBREAKER : Glasgow, Leeds, Bath.

2008

November - Pianist / Composer for Futures Theatre Company, devising work based on William Blake’s “The Chimney Sweep”.

June - HarmonieBand : Composing for Film Workshops: for London Borough of Southwark ‘Excellence in Cities’ project based on Buster Keaton’s film “Neighbours”.

March - June - Composed an original score for Futures Theatre Company’s “Hitting Home” - toured nationally.

2007

October - Keyboard player on tour with ICEBREAKER in Dartington, UK; Kassel, Germany and Groningen, Netherlands, playing minimalist classics: Steve Reich's "Four Organs" ; Gavin Bryars' "Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet" and a new arrangement of Philip Glass' "Music With Changing Parts".

21 September - My recently formed piano trio, The Eidolon Trio, performed Haydn's C major Trio Hob.XV:21 and Shostakovitch's Trio No.2 at St. Annes, Moorgate, London. Check back soon for more news and audio.

July - Worked with the Hilliard Ensemble and HarmonieBand in Wroclaw, Poland on a new score for Dreyer's 1928 silent film "The Passion of Joan of Arc" and Cocteau's "Blood of a Poet" . We also played at the summer film school at Uherske Hradiste in the Czech Republic.

 

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2006

December Deputy Keyboard player for 'Coram Boy', National Theatre, London

December Appointed leader of KIME (Kingston Interactive Media Ensemble) at Kingston University, London

November Keyboard player with Michael Nyman Band in Modena, Italy, for Italian premiere of opera "Love Counts"

September - November Composer and Solo Pianist for Futures Theatre Company, in revised version of "Fear to Bully" by Kerry Brabant, including 7-week 'Forum Theatre' tour of London Schools and venues in Swansea, Bolton, Margate, Norwich and Haverhill

June - July Keyboard player with Almeida Ensemble for London premiere of Michael Nyman's opera "Love Counts", Almeida Theatre, London, followed by recording of the work at Olympic Studios, Barnes

February - April Music tutor for "Virtual A-level" Internet-based Music Education

January Deputy Music Director at National Theatre on "Pillars of the Community" by Heinrich Ibsen

 

Recording at Abbey Road, April 2005

2005

December Toured Scotland with Paul Robinson's Harmonie Band, performing scores to Buster Keaton's classic silent films "The General" and "One Week"

August - October Composer and Solo Pianist for Futures Theatre Company, in "Fear to Bully" by Kerry Brabant, including 5-week 'Forum Theatre' tour of London Schools

June - September Deputy Music Director at National Theatre in "The UN Inpector", adapted by David Lan from Nikolai Gogol, also performing on Contrabass Balalaika!

April - June Visiting Lecturer in Music, West Herts College

February Music and the Visual Arts:Musical Director & Composer in Residence, St.Hilda's School, Bushey

2004

October - Jan '05 Musical Director for the National Theatre in London, playing keyboards and directing the band in Nicolai Erdman's farce "The Mandate", directed by Declan Donnelan.

July "UnderKurrent", a live electronic music event, took place at the unique and atmospheric riverside site of TRINITY BUOY WHARF in London's Docklands, on 16 July 2004. This featured my new electro-acoustic piece. Called "360", it was accompanied by Trevor Taylor improvising on the unique percussive sound structures created by the Baschet brothers. I was co-promoter of this unusual gig which included a sonic river boat trip to and from the West End.

May Completed my third residency as Guest Professor at the Institute of Sonology, The Royal Conservatory, The Hague. Over five afternoons, seven Sonology students and myself created a piece of structured electro-acoustic improvisation, "Maxwell's Demon" which we performed in the Music Centre, Den Bosch, on 13 May.

January UK Tour with Paul Robinson's Harmonie Band, playing Piano for the Buster Keaton silent films "One Week" and "The General".
The tour included the long-awaited reopening of London's Hackney Empire on Thursday 22 January.

2003

October Played Harpsichord and Keyboards with Icebreaker on tour with Scottish Ballet.

June Commissioned by Richard Wright to compose soundtrack for his new film "Foreplay"

May participated at Kraakgeluid workshop / performance, Amsterdam, with KREEPA. I played piano and laptop. CD to be released shortly

March Lecture and performance with Chromasone at DeMontfort University, Leicester, UK

2002

April - November Keyboard-player / Music Director at the Royal National Theatre, in "Tartuffe", "Vincent in Brixton", "Frozen" and "Mappa Mundi", in the latter also playing Accordion and Bouzouki!!

June Composed score for Sirens Crossing's project "City:Skinned", a site-specific performance in the Kings Cross district of London

June 6 Gave a presentation with the Chromasone at the Cybersonica festival, ICA, London

April Guest Professor of Sonology at the Royal Conservatory, Den Haag, Netherlands: created "Tri-Angles" with 10 students, performed later at the Korzo Theatre, Den Haag

2001

December I was composer in residence at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, where I performed with the Chromasone, playing a new 1/2 hour piece "Living Rope"

July Participated in the "HYBRIDS" festival at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. Demonstrated and performed with the Chromasone

June Created a new score for Sirens Crossing, for the piece "TERMINUS", performed in the Wapping Pumping Station from 12 to 16 June

May Venezualan guitarist Flavio Matani gave the World Premiere performance of my "Sidereal Moments", 7 miniatures for Guitar, at Burgh House, Hampstead, London NW3, on Sunday 13 May

April I completed an environmental sound installation in a derelict warehouse at Chisenhale, London E2, for Sirens Crossing's work in progress "Container Gardening"

2000

September Performed with Kumo (beats/theremin) and Ian Dixon (trumpet) in Dusseldorf

August Devised and performed a CHROMASONE performance to accompany a live video mix by Rosa Freitas and Jane Hodge, at the 291 Gallery, Hackney, London as part of London Biennalle

July Performed with SIRENS CROSSING in 'TRACE AND FLIGHT 2' on the roof of the Royal Festival Hall, London

22 - 24 June Performed original score with SIRENS CROSSING in"TRACE AND FLIGHT" in Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington, North London

10 June : Performed in "OPERA J", part of METAPOLIS, in the Mercat des Flors, Barcelona, Spain

1999

25 September 99 I performed with Kumo , MC Maoko and trumpeter Ian Dixon at the "Nerve" event at the ICA, London, England

 June 1999 Commissioned by SIRENS CROSSING to provide music for their site-specific event "Gravity".

The performance's soundtrack included a remix of music I originally wrote in 1992 for the Jane Hodge Company's piece "WWB"

July 1999 I performed with the completely re-designed Chromasone at the South London Gallery, 65 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UH. The performance included a screening of Borowczyk' s film "Les Astronautes". My soundtrack for this film, first heard at the South Bank Centre in 1998, was featured on the UNKNOWN PUBLIC CD, issue 10, "Naked"

January - March 1999 I was visiting composer for the London Education Arts Partnership, devising music for a dramatic production of "Rumplestiltskin" with pupils from Morpeth School, Bethnal Green

1998

14 November 1998 My "Chromasone Concerto" was given its World Premiere at De Montfort Hall, Leicester. The Leicester Symphony Orchestra was conducted by Roland Melia; I was the soloist!

October 1998 Guest composer in Whitechapel Art Gallery's Community Education Programme, in connection with the exhibition SPEED

August 1998 Kumo and I participated in "Sound Factory" at the South London Gallery. Their workshop "Sounds from Thin Air" involved 10 participants exploring the possibilities of the of the Chromasone, Theremin and a sonic production line. The results were recorded for CD and I was interviewed  live on  LBC

April 1998 Guest Professor of Sonology at the Royal Conservatory of The Netherlands, Den Haag

March 1998 The Chromasone was on display at the new LEA Gallery, Lux Centre, London, in the "Eyes of March" exhibition. I demonstrated the instrument in the first of Wire/LEA's
'Interference' forums at the Lux Cinema to a capacity audience

The Chromasone was featured in Wire magazine issue 166 (December 1997) and in Mute  magazine issue 10

January 1998 Performed live on the Chromasone to a packed Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank, London, playing two new soundtracks written specially for the films 'Les Astronautes' and     'Un Chien Andalou'. This formed part of the 'Treason of Images' project promoted by Paul Robinson's Harmonie Band and was followed by a short tour. An edited version of 'Les Astronautes' can be heard on the *Unknown Public* CD No.10 "Naked"

1997

October 1997: Duetted with drum & bass artist and thereminist Kumo at Sprawl Compass, a special event at the Cockpit Theatre, London

 

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