Philip Glass-Strung Out

Posted on February 21st, 2014 by


Philip Glass-‘Strung Out’ for Amplified Violin (1963)

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Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (WE Hill and Sons 1900) Workshop recording Wapping 21 02 14

The back of my beloved W E Hill and Sons violin, newly restored, with all original fittings from 1900 (pegs, bridge, tailpiece). So pleased to bring it home, that I could not resist playing Philip Glass’s ultimate ‘gallery piece’, ‘Strung Out’, which have been playiing for 20 years-in all sorts of contexts-in front of a Pollock, in the Rufino Tamayo Gallery in Mexico, and Sunday week, in Clare Smith’s exhibition space in Dover…

The back of my wonderful (and newly restored) Hill Violin, which I have played since I was 16 years old, and used to record Telemann, Schubert, Haydn, Henze....

The back of my wonderful (and newly restored) Hill Violin, which I have played since I was 16 years old, and used to record Telemann, Schubert, Haydn, Henze….