I've got two violin improvisations for you today, to make up for the lack of one last week (oops!). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvPkSmK_Gtw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H0S5pyMI_Q Over the last two weeks, I attended two fantastic concerts. The first was the Manchester Collective's 'BLACK ANGELS' - the first concert by this group I've attended...but definitely not the last! It was awesome. [...]
Improvisation #7 on the piano: https://youtu.be/bD9qWCfO5mU This week I listened to Mary Jane Leach.
The sixth improvisation of 2019 (slightly belated due to being away at Talliston during the weekend) uses found objects, some of which were exchanged during time is different here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOUwa_Fk4m0&feature=youtu.be This week I listened to Leveret, a folk trio that was introduced to me by Gemma of The Vonnegut Collective over the weekend.
This week I have been listening to Hannah Kendall. Newcomen StreetVeraKanashibariRegina CaeliOn the Chequer'd Field Array'dProcessionalFundamentalIscariot Blues This week's improvisation is below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbvCbQqgXI8&feature=youtu.be
Well, November was certainly a busy month. With two premieres in December (wisteria for Gavin Osborn and All the Days of your Life for Cantiana Choir) plus preparation for time is different here... in full swing, I wasn't sure if I would reach my goal of composing sixty minutes of music during November. This is the [...]
Cantiana Choir workshop On Saturday, I travelled down to Kent for a workshop with Cantiana Choir on 'All the Days of Your Life', an anthem in memory of Alan Bayford. The piece has some 'weird and wonderful' elements and the choir took on the challenge with enthusiasm! I'm looking forward to the world premiere on [...]
Increasing productivity has been on my mind lately, especially as my music tuition has picked up in the new academic year so I have less time to spend on my other creative pursuits. A recent FEU Training webinar pointed out the difference between productivity and busywork. It was not something I had consciously considered before [...]