Robin Hayward

Tuba player, composer, researcher

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CD Head Crash. Second cassette release of the duo Subroutine (Robin Hayward - microtonal tuba, Morten J. Olsen - rotating bass drum), Phinery, 2017. 'For Subroutine music is simply the aural resonance that conjures emotional associations, and through their weird and ecstatic use of a rotating bass drum and microtonal tuba, they fashion a delirious, uncategorizable mass of noise that renders most descriptions immediately invalid.'
Price: 6 euros plus p&p.
CD Bite of the Orange, CD / LP, third album of Microtub, released on Sofa in February 2017. Robin Hayward - microtonal F tuba and composition, Peder Simonsen - microtonal C tuba, Martin Taxt - microtonal C tuba.
Price: CD – 12 euros plus p&p;
LP – 15 euros plus p&p.
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CD George Lewis and Splitter Orchester, CD, released on Mikroton in December 2016.
Price: 12 euros plus p&p.
CD Rubble Master, cassette, released on Cassauna in April 2016. Showcases two contrasting explorations of the microtonal tuba. Rubble Master explores noise production, with the lips and tongue acting as noise generators which are filtered using half-valve techniques. Underground Music uses live-electronics to simulate the movement of two related tunings moving in opposite directions, like trains through the abandoned underground station in which the piece was premiered.
Price: 10 euros plus p&p.
CD Stop Time, CD, released on Important Records in April 2016. Wannes Gonnissen - live-electronics, Robin Hayward - microtonal tuba and composition, Pieter Matthynssens - cello, Bertel Schollaert - baritone saxophone. '...the music is exquisite, rippling with dazzling harmonic effects that give its droning tones a seductive richness.' — Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader.
Price: 12 euros plus p&p.
CD Borromean Rings, picture disc LP. The first album of the duo Reidemeister Move (Robin Hayward - microtonal tuba, Christopher Williams - double bass), released on Corvo in April 2016. '...this contemplative, organic music never has the effect of being static or stoic. It’s an incredibly interesting and precise work which puts listeners into a state of deep, emotionally charged calm.' - Hirscha, Freistil
Price: 18 euros plus p&p.
CD Dual Processing. Cassette release of the duo Subroutine (Robin Hayward - microtonal tuba, Morten J. Olsen - rotating bass drum), Record Label Record Label, 2014. Using purely acoustic means, Subroutine create an ethereal subterranean world often reminiscent of live-electronics.
Price: 6 euros plus p&p.
CD Star System, LP containing CD. The second album of the tuba trio Microtub, released on Sofa in 2014. 'The wayward "Star System" by tuba trio Microtub sounds like the doors of the underworld slamming' - Kieron Tyler, The Arts Desk, November 2014.
Price: 15 euros plus p&p.
CD Split CD released in 2014 on Another Timbre, featuring Roananax 1999 – an archive recording by the quartet of Axel Doerner, Robin Hayward, Annette Krebs and Andrea Neumann - and Obliq 2014, a currently active Berlin-based group.
Price: 12 euros plus p&p.
CD Nouveau Saxhorn Nouveau Basse. Third solo CD, released in 2014 on Pogus. Contains two pieces for microtonal tuba and live-electronics (Plateau Square and Nouveau Saxhorn Nouveau Basse) plus a duo with concert guitar (Travel Stain). Guitar is played by Seth Josel.
Price: 12 euros plus p&p.
CD Chora(s)san Time–Court Mirage – Live At The Grimm Museum Volume One (CD - Important Records / Sonic Acts, 2012). Catherine Christer Hennix – voice, live electronics, Amelia Cuni – voice, Robin Hayward – microtonal tuba, Hilary Jeffery – trombone.
Price: 12 euros plus p&p.
CD microtub is the first CD of the microtonal tuba trio of the same name, released the Norwegian record label Sofa in 2011. Robin Hayward – microtonal tuba, Kristoffer Lo – C tuba, Martin Taxt – C tuba.
Price: 12 euros plus p&p.
CD The CD Tables and Stairs documents a meeting of three musicians in Athens in the summer of 2010. Released on organised music from thessaloniki in 2011. Ferran Fages – sine waves, Robin Hayward – microtonal tuba, Nikos Veliotis – cello.
Price: 12 euros plus p&p.
CD Alvin Lucier: Almost New York. Double CD released on Pogus containing chamber and solo pieces for various acoustic instruments, including Coda Variations for solo tuba.
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CD Berlin–Buenos Aires Quintet. Released on L'innomable in 2010, this CD documents a concert at the Goethe Institut in Bueonos Aires in 2004. Lucio Capece – soprano saxophone, bass clarinet; Robin Hayward – tuba; Sergio Merce – tenor saxophone, electronics; Andrea Neumann – inside piano; Gabriel Paiuk – piano.
Price: 12 euros plus p&p.
CD Nella Basilica. CD released on Another Timbre in 2010, documenting the meeting between Roberto Fabbriciani – bass, contrabass and hyperbass flutes, and Robin Hayward – microtonal tuba, that took place in the Basilica di San Domenico in Arezzo in the summer of 2009.
Price: 12 euros plus p&p.
CD States of Rushing. Second solo CD / LP, released on Choose in 2009. The culmination of the explorative use of noise on the English tuba that started in the late 1990s. All but one of the seven tracks draw exclusively on the 'noise-valve' technique.
Price: CD – 12 euros plus p&p;
LP – 15 euros plus p&p.
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CD Phosphor II. CD released on Potlatch in 2009. Burkhard Beins – percussion, objects; Axel Dörner – trumpet, electronics; Robin Hayward – tuba; Annette Krebs – guitar, objects; Andrea Neumann – inside piano, mixing board; Michael Renkel – prepared acoustic guitar; Ignaz Schick – turntable, objects.
Price: 12 euros plus p&p.
CD Valved Strings Calculator. CD released on Hibariin 2009, recorded live in Japan in 2007. Rhodri Davies – harp, Robin Hayward – tuba, Taku Unamij – laptop computer.
Price: 12 euros plus p&p.
CD Valve Division. First solo CD, released on Fringes in 2006. Contains two noise-based compositions plus one composition based on microtonal valve tuning (a precurser to the fully microtonal tuba developed in 2009).
Price: 12 euros plus p&p.
CD Amber. Quartet comprised of Lucio Capece - bass clarinet, soprano saxophone; Rhodri Davies - harp; Julia Eckhardt, viola. CD released on Creative Sources in 2005.
Price: 12 euros plus p&p.
CD Axel Dörner/Robin Hayward. CD released on Absinth in 2005, recorded in Berlin in 2001. Axel Doerner - trumpet, Robin Hayward - tuba.
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CD Phosphor I. CD released on Potlatch in 2001. Burkhard Beins – percussion, objects; Axel Dörner – trumpet, electronics; Robin Hayward – tuba; Annette Krebs – guitar, objects; Andrea Neumann – inside piano, mixing board; Michael Renkel – prepared acoustic guitar; Ignaz Schick – turntable, objects.
Price: 12 euros plus p&p.
CD Portrait in Shellac. First solo CD of Aleksander Kolkowski, featuring Stroh violins and including Robin Hayward's Crank Start for solo Stroh violin. Released on ASC in 2000.
Out of print.