James Erber

James Erber was born in 1951 in London. Having gained Music degrees at the Universities of Sussex and Nottingham he spent a year studying composition with Brian Ferneyhough at the Musikhochschule, Freiburg-im-Breisgau. He has worked in music publishing and education.

His music has been widely performed and broadcast throughout Europe and in the USA, Australia and New Zealand by many eminent soloists and ensembles. It includes Epitomaria-Glosaria-Commentaria for 25 solo strings (1981-84), The 'Traces' Cycle for solo flute (1991-2006), two string quartets (1992-94 and 2010-11), Das Buch Bahir for 9 instruments (2004-2005), The Death of the Kings for 11 instruments (2007) and Elided Dilapidations for piano (2013-14).

Matteo Cesari's recording of The 'Traces' Cycle and three other shorter works for solo flute is available on Convivium Records.  Other works can be found on NMC, Metier and Centaur Records (USA).

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Статья 26.08.2010

Seguente (1976-80) for oboe and piano   "I also liked very muchJames Erber's Seguente for oboe andpiano, beginning with bright jabs from both instruments, the piano pluckedinside, and developing into the broad, strenuous keyboard polyphony ...