Another violin improvisation this week... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBiJKIEGZD4&feature=youtu.be
The first vocal improvisation of the year! I took inspiration from Pauline Oliveros' 'Environmental Dialogue' and responded to the various electronic hums around my flat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bq2Elaa494
Improvisation #7 on the piano: https://youtu.be/bD9qWCfO5mU This week I listened to Mary Jane Leach.
Another violin improvisation - my dog was not happy about some of these sounds! https://youtu.be/vLar9sMthCw This week I listened to Philip Glass, who everyone probably knows because he's part of the musical canon we all learn about at school and university. However, for my list of composers to listen to, I've been searching for composers [...]
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 [...]
I'm back from our time - trace - place project in Porthmeor Studios & Cellars! To read some of my reflections on our time there, head over to the time - trace - place blog...
I'm currently in St Ives working on time - trace - place. This week's blog post is on the project's website.
The long-promised recording of Caution. You are approaching the end... is here! This was originally supposed to be performed in March but it snowed, so the concert was cancelled. However, Gavin kindly recorded a version for me to upload. I hope you enjoy!
Head on over to the time-trace-place website to read my post about a meeting between the collaborators on our time is different here... project. It was an interesting discussion, but having not yet visited Talliston Gemma and Gary were at a slight disadvantage! Explaining how time and place become distorted once you're inside is not easy...
From live painting to poetry, Collective31's SHEtogether concert was a fantastic event of works by female artists. Like last year, it was wonderful to be among so many talented women. In the majority of performances of my works, the other composers are all male (and usually pre-1900). However, this year the tide seems to be [...]