Stephen Mark Barchan

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Stephen Mark Barchan (born 1 October 1982) is a British composer.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Career[edit]

Barchan was born in Middlesbrough. He studied composition with Richard Steinitz (founder of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival) and Edwin Roxburgh (supported by the EMI Music Sound Foundation).

Organisations who have presented his music include Aldeburgh Music, BBC, LSO Discovery,[7] Park Lane Group,[8] Sounds New and Soundwaves Festivals at venues such as Adrian Boult Hall, CBSO Centre, Old Rep, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Festival Hall (Southbank Centre), Royal College of Music, The Gate Arts Centre and Carnegie Hall by performers such as Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, David Purser (former principal trombone of the London Sinfonietta),[9] Endymion,[10] Jane Manning, Lior Eitan (principal piccolo of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra),[11][12] London Sinfonietta and Peter Donohoe.

In 2009 he was commissioned to write the score for the 2009 film A Closed Book (also known as Blind Man's Bluff and based on the short novel A Closed Book by Gilbert Adair) directed by Raoul Ruiz and starring Daryl Hannah, Tom Conti, Miriam Margoyles and Elaine Paige,[13][14][15][16][17] first screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2009.[18] In 2010 he was commissioned to write the score for the 2010 short film The Gap[19][20] and in 2011 he was commissioned to write Changing Seasons for the ensemble Musitonik.[21][22][23][24][25] In 2012 he was commissioned by Eye Music/Rawsthorn Fund to write In Wonderland. During January 2012 he was featured artist of the month on the Dutch radio programme Dissonant (broadcast by RTV-Arnhem)[26][27][28][29] and in July 2012 he was a featured composer at the King's Lynn Festival[30][31] with performances of his work given by the Contemporary Consort. In August 2012, he was a BBC After 2 guest and discussed his music with radio presenter John Foster in a live broadcast by BBC Tees. Since 2011, he has served as Chairman for the Composers Forum hosted by the London New Wind Festival.[32][33] His transcription of Five Miniatures by Howard Skempton (a suite of miniatures originally written for solo accordion, transcribed for ensemble) is published by Oxford University Press.[34]

As a music copyist, he has completed projects for Anthony Payne, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Boydell and Brewer, Faber Music, Joe Cutler, Richard Causton, Samuel French Ltd., Schott Music, Tempo music magazine and United Music Publishers.

Awards[edit]

  • 4th Andrzej Panufnik International Young Composers Competition (2002)[35][36]
  • Denis and Maud Wright Composition Award (2003)
  • British Scholarship for Ostrava Days (2003)
  • J Wood and Sons Prize (2004)
  • Philip Bates Prize for Young Composers (2005, joint-second prize)
  • SPNM shortlist (2006–2009)
  • Royal Academy of Music Open Academy bursary (2008)
  • International Composer Pyramid (2010, runner-up prize)[37][38]

Selected works[edit]

  • A Broken Spirit (2004) commissioned by Dr. Ken and Morry Smith
  • Violent Shallow Eyes (2005) SPNM shortlist 2006
  • Dark Times Lie Ahead (2005/2007) first performed by Warehouse Ensemble at The Warehouse, London, UK in 2007[39]
  • Injured Love (2006) first performed by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group at CBSO Centre, Birmingham, UK in 2006
  • Crying In The Distance (2006/2007) first performed by Lior Eitan at Felicja Blumental Music Center, Tel Aviv, Israel in 2008
  • Spit It Out (2007) commissioned by Park Lane Group. First performed in the Park Lane Group Lunchtime Series in 2007 at St James's Church, Piccadilly, London, UK
  • Beauty That Must Die (2007) commissioned by SPNM. First performed by Aruna Narayan (sarangi), Hanif Khan (tabla) and Endymion at Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton, UK in 2007[40]
  • Blasted To Bits (2008) commissioned by David Purser. First performed by David Purser (trombone) and Jonathan Green (live electronics)[41] at Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham, UK in 2008
  • Freedom Within Limits (2008) commissioned by SPNM. First performed by Tetsuumi Nagata (violin) at LSO St Lukes, London, UK in 2008
  • Sometimes The Case (2009) First performed by John Savournin (baritone) and The Warehouse Ensemble as part of the Rosemary Branch Festival 2009 at Rosemary Branch Theatre, London, UK in 2009
  • Coming Into Focus (2009) First performed by Xenia Pestova (piano) at The Unitarian Church of Montreal, Montreal, Canada in 2009[42]
  • The Gap (2010) commissioned by Thursday Film Ltd. First screened at Cineworld Shaftesbury Avenue, London, UK in 2010
  • Opened Up (2010) First performed by Gerry Cornelius (conductor) and ICP Ensemble at St. Gregory's Centre for Music, Canterbury, UK in 2010[43][44]
  • Rising Up (2011) First performed by Sarah Watts (clarinet) at St Marylebone Parish Church, London, UK in 2011[45]
  • Two Songs About Spiders (2010/2011) First performed by Jane Manning (soprano) at Function Room, Royal Festival Hall, London, UK in 2011
  • Changing Seasons (2011) commissioned by Musitonik. First performed by Musitonik at Red House Theater, Taipei, Taiwan in 2011
  • Trapped Inside (2012) commissioned by Contemporary Consort. First performed by Contemporary Consort in the King's Lynn Festival at King's Lynn Town Hall, King's Lynn, Norfolk, UK in 2012[46]
  • Without Words (2012) tape piece, composed from vocal samples by ensemble Juice. First performed at Peter Pears Recital Room, Snape[47][48][49][50][51][52][53][54]
  • In Wonderland (2013) commissioned by Eye Music/Rawsthorn Fund.[55][56][57][58][59][60]

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