Roger Redgate was born in Bolton, Lancashire. He graduated at the Royal
College of Music, where he won prizes for composition, violin
performance, harmony and counterpoint. A DAAD scholarship enabled him to
study with Brian Ferneyhough and Klaus Huber in Freiburg. From 1989 to
1992 he was Northern Arts Composer Fellow, lecturing at Durham and
Newcastle Universities. He was invited as guest composer and conductor
at the Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990,
1992 and 1994 where he received the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis for
He is conductor and artistic director of Ensemble Exposé, with whom he
performs regularly at European festivals and on BBC Radio 3, and is
currently preparing a CD recording of recent works by Brian
He has worked in the fields of jazz, improvised music, film and
television (including programmes for the BBC and Channel 4), and
performance art. His compositions have been performed extensively
throughout Europe, Australia and the USA and he has received
commissions from the BBC, the French Ministry of Culture, the
Darmstädter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, the Venice Biennale and
Ensemble 21 New York. He has published articles on music and culture,
the music of Brian Ferneyhough and Michael Finnissy, including a chapter
in the book Uncommon Ground: The Music of Michael Finnissy. He has given
lectures at UC Berkeley and Stanford University and is currently Head of
Composition at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Current projects
include a BBC commission for the Arditti String Quartet and a new work
for Nicholas Hodges.
CD recordings of his works are available on the NMC and Edition
Zeitklang labels and further recordings are in preparation due for
release on the Metier and NMC labels. His compositions are published by
Editions Henry Lemoine, Paris, United Music Publishers, London and the
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
LIST OF WORKS
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Works published by UMP
String Quartet No. 3
2 violins, viola, cello - 16'
solo piano - 6’
harpsichord and prepared piano - 12 ’
solo flute 5’
soprano and piano
oboe & string quartet - 10'
ruins true refuge
solo double bass - 7'
solo piano - 2’
(part of Spectrum Book 4)
Works published by Lemoine and available from UMP
14 amplified voices - 7'
String Quartet No. 1 (1983)
2 violins, viola, cello - 10'
String Quartet No. 2 (1985)
2 violins, viola, cello - 9'
saxophone and ensemble - 10'
Celan Songs (1994)
soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano - 12'
Pierrot on the Stage of Desire (1998)
flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion - 10'
Solo & Duo
Genoi Hoios Essi (1981)
solo piano - 6'
clarinet, piano - 8'
solo piano - 1'
oboe, percussion - 5'
solo clarinet - 10'
solo piano - 3'
Feu la cendre (1992)
solo 'cello - 6'
solo saxophone - 8'