Kevin Volans: Orchestral Music
Kevin Volans was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, and studied at the University of the Witwatersrand with later with Karlheinz Stockhausen and Mauricio Kagel in Cologne. He has been an Irish citizen since 1994 and lives in Co. Cork. In 1999 the South Bank in London hosted a 50th birthday celebration of his work and for his 60th the Wigmore Hall in London organized a “Kevin Volans Day” of concerts.
Recorded with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and conductors Alan Buribayev and Gavin Maloney, this CD contains three major orchestral works by Volans that explore various aspects of anti-conceptual, non-formal composition in a range of different styles.