contemporary music

A particular feature of Mark Heron's work is contemporary music. Some examples:

  • The RNCM's renowned composer festivals has led to collaborations with Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Colin Matthews, Magnus Lindberg, James McMillan, Mark Anthony Turnage, Thea Musgrave, Kaija Saariaho, Anders Hilborg, Giya Kancheli, Heiner Goebbels, Unsuk Chin, Kalevi Aho, Detlev Glanert, Christopher Rouse, Steve Mackey, Steve Reich, Edwin Roxburgh, Robert Saxton, Howard Skempton and many more
  • Regular work with the Manchester based contemporary ensemble Psappha, including BBC broadcasts
  • Close collaboration with RNCM and Manchester University colleagues Gary Carpenter, Adam Gorb, Philip Grange, David Horne, Emily Howard and Camden Reeves
  • Single composer CDs of music by Adam Gorb and Stephen McNeff
  • World premiere of Adam Gorb's opera The Path to Heaven
  • European premiere of Daron Hagen's opera Bandanna
  • Radio 3 broadcasts with the BBC Philharmonic
  • Music for a Busy City project for Manchester International Festival