Patrick Ellis (b. 1994 in Hammersmith, London) is currently studying his Masters at the Koninklijk Conservatorium (Royal Conservatoire of The Hague) with Martijn Padding and Guus Janssen as his tutors. Previously, he studied at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire for his Bachelor’s degree, where he was taught by Andrew Hamilton, Howard Skempton, Seán Clancy, Ed Benne. and Michael Wolters.
Patrick has had his music performed, recorded and workshopped by many ensembles and soloists, including the New European Ensemble Orkest de Ereprijs, Residentie Orkest, Kluster 5, Thallein Ensemble, the Fidelio Trio, Decibel, Ensemble KROCK, 315 Ensemble, Kathryn Williams, Xenia Pestova, Fumiko Miyachi, Le Page Quartet, The Schubert Ensemble, CHROMA, Via Nova Choir and Noszferatu.
His work has been a part of festivals and projects including Festival Dag in Branding, Orkest de Ereprijs’ Young Composers Meeting, Kammer Klang, Spring Festival The Hague, Kammer Klang, the London New Wind Festival, Coming Up for Air Project, Synzine, 15 Second Harp Project, the Future Blend Project, the Malaysian Composers Series, the Stragord upon Avon Chamber Music Festival, Harmos Plural Festival, the Mar8n Read Festival and Frontiers Festival in Birmingham, UK.
About the Piece:
Writtien for the Residentie Orkest as part of the 49th Festival Dag in Branding, which celebrates the work of Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina. As the title suggests, the composition consists of separate motifs that together form a ‘homogenous fluid piece’. Although some gestures recur more than others, they all co-exist peacefully within an ordered framework.
Performed by the Residentie Orkest
Conducted by O.o Tausk
Recorded by Peter Janssen