Roxanna Panufnik will be VOCES8’s Composer-in-Residence from September this year. She has written a wide range of pieces – opera, ballet, music theatre, choral works, orchestral and chamber compositions, and music for film and television – which are performed all over the world.
The position continues an already strong relationship. The album Love Abide on Signum Classics includes 2 tracks sung by VOCES8 – Love Endureth and Zen Love Song, which has a great animated video here by Mischa Ying. During the residency Roxanna will write music for the group as well as take part in workshop events. The group will perform a piece of Roxanna’s at almost every concert performance.
Jonathan Dove was the group’s previous Composer-in-Residence, and during that time he composed the work “Vertue” for them.
Read an interview from Roxanna here.