21st Century Oboe
Christopher Redgate & the Howarth-Redgate Oboe

I have recently begun a blog which can be found by clicking the button on the left. My intention in using this blog is to post a number of small articles covering a range of subjects related to my work:  the interpretation of works, articles around the history of contemporary oboe music, questions about technique etcetera. 


Three clips from a conversation with Brian Ferneyhough about his Schatten aus Wasser und Stein for oboe and string quartet can be heard here.

The premiere performance of Michael Finnissy's Âwâz-e Niyâz for oboe doubling lupophon and piano: 
performed by Christopher Redgate and Michael Finnissy can now be seen here.

New double CDs now available: Electrifying Oboe


Listen: The premiere performance of David Gorton's Austerity Measures II with the Kreutzer Quartet.

The site also includes a great deal of important information for oboists and composers of a more general nature covering many of the contemporary oboe's techniques and sounds. Composer Basics has foundational information for composers about writing for the oboe today while many of the other sections give more in-depth information concerning the techniques: lists of fingerings, discussion about multiphonic notation etc.

The Video page has brief demonstration videos of the techniques - many of which can also be found in the relevant sections


Some of the information on this site and the research offered, including the re-designed oboe was created as part of my Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Fellowship: 21st-Century Oboe which I held at the Royal Academy of Music, London from 2009-2012. 

I am now The Evelyn Barbirolli Research Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music. Details of my professional performing work can be found at:  www.christopherredgate.co.uk.


Christopher Redgate performing his Multiphonia at the launch of the new oboe. 




The Howarth-Redgate Oboe.
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Photo: Howarth of London