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. [...]
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 [...]
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
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had relaxing holidays and have settled into 2019. New year, new project. This year, I'll listen to a different composer/ensemble a week. At the end of the week, I will post the works I've heard here so anybody looking to discover new music can follow along. (And [...]
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 [...]
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...
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 [...]