Keep Going-Dover Arts development’s second music, poetry and visual art Salon

Posted on February 5th, 2014 by


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KEEP GOING FILM 

Reporting back- 3rd March 2014

Yesterday we were delighted to present a second salon for Dover Arts Development, in the Studio Spaces on Astley Avenue. Here are pictures, words and music from the evening. (In preparation)

Malene Skaerved admires Clare Smith's lovely paper sculpture 2 3 14

Malene Skaerved admires Clare Smith’s lovely paper sculpture 2 3 14

My mother doesn’t like orchids

She loves yellow tulips – my grandmother did too
My great-grandmother fancied forget-me-nots
I like yellow and blue

I love orchids

Fanciful shapes
Insects and butterflies
Drink the air
Old-time courtships

A man I know loves green
The girl wears turquoise and pinks
Another always dresses black

Green as the grass for a Hunter
White as flour for the Baker
Blue as the sea for a Sailor
Red as blood for the Soldier
Death came black clad
– to some, to all

The painter wears all the colours of the rainbow

I love Orchids
And Rainbows
(Malene Skaerved)

Peter Sheppard Skaerved's  score for the Biber 'Passacaglia', with Malene's super-concentrated story threaded into the bare statements pf the bass line

Peter Sheppard Skaerved’s score for the Biber ‘Passacaglia’, with Malene’s super-concentrated story threaded into the bare statements pf the bass line

Biber-Schutzengel, als Begleiter  des Menschen 

…a heroine left her childhood home. Met monsters, thieves and cheats.  Faced death, disaster and disappointment.  Won horses, fine dresses and kisses. THE END 

Malene Skaerved

Peter Sheppard and some of the audience, seen through Rosie Jame's translucent drawing s

Peter Sheppard and some of the audience, seen through Rosie Jame’s translucent drawings

 

Peter Plays Nigel Clarke, while Malene waits to read

Peter Plays Nigel Clarke, while Malene waits to read

Nigel Clarke – Loulan (2003)[audio;http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Loulan.mp3]Peter Sheppard Skaerved (violin)

Peter Sheppard Sl aerved-drawings for Nigel Clarke's 'Loulan' 2003

Peter Sheppard Skaerved-drawings for Nigel Clarke’s ‘Loulan’ 2003

 

Playing Philip Glass's 'Strung Out', from the wall, seen through Rosie James's work

Playing Philip Glass’s ‘Strung Out’, from the wall, seen through Rosie James’s work

 

I want to keep going

into the distance, searching, sunset

pinks, gold, magic, worship

a white horse, Prince Charming

walking, longing, dreaming

looking for happy ever after

and love

 

Mother, what was it like when you were little?

my purple-plum tree, a tom-cat

the black hen that laid two-yolk eggs,

a suitcase filled with moth eaten dresses,

mowing the lawn, washing the car,

stolen cigarettes, a kiss behind the door,

a steep climb home from the sea

setting sun over rolling hills

and love

 

I come home

to a sunset behind black trees in the park

to a smile and a boy in the doorway

dirty dishes and a full dishwasher

a lit candle and a cup of tea

three pairs of worn socks

a kiss, a soft bed, a warm embrace

and love

 

Malene Skaerved

Philip Glass-Strung Out (workshop recording)

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Peter Sheppard Skaerved

 

Michael Alec Rose presents 'Silence'. with rocks from Dover Beach

Michael Alec Rose presents ‘Silence’. with rocks from Dover Beach

 

Peter and Malene perform her 'Winter Pockets'

Peter and Malene perform her ‘Winter Pockets’

Working Manuscript for Malene Skaerved's 'Winter Pockets' with Peter Sheppard Skaerved's musical frame

Working Manuscript for Malene Skaerved’s ‘Winter Pockets’ with Peter Sheppard Skaerved’s musical frame

Winter Pockets-Malene Skaerved

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(Music by PSS)

Workshop Recording 27 2 14 (Nashville TN)

 

Applause, with Michael Alec Rose

Applause, with Michael Alec Rose

 

Peter Sheppard Skaerved with writer Malene Skaerved Dover  2 3 14

Peter Sheppard Skaerved with writer Malene Skaerved Dover 2 3 14

Collaboration. 1995 and on... Malene Skaerved and Peter Sheppard Skaerved 2 3 14

Collaboration. 1995 and on…
Malene Skaerved and Peter Sheppard Skaerved 2 3 14

Michael Alec Rose discusses his Dartmoor inspired compositions after the event 2 3 14

Michael Alec Rose discusses his Dartmoor inspired compositions after the event 2 3 14

 

 

 

Dover Arts development’s second music, poetry and visual art Salon

 ‘Keep Going’ 

 A Salon, presented by Peter Sheppard Skærved – Violin & Malene Skærved – poet in response to ‘Thread, Paper, Cloth’ an artist’s collaboration between Clare Smith and Rosie James

 

Many of you will know Peter and Malene from the first salon and/or the Transit: Pulp and Rags concert last October. We are delighted that they are now returning to Dover, bringing new music and writing woven by common skeins of wandering, storytelling and walking. 

Malene and Peter at work in 2012, on a collaboration bringing together Biber and Storytelling at Wiltons Music Hall

Malene and Peter at work in 2012, on a collaboration bringing together Biber and Storytelling at Wiltons Music Hall

 

This concert offers a rare opportunity to witness a performance of Philip Glass’s genre-busting early work, ‘Strung Out’, written shortly after his return from India in 1963; a work intended for a gallery, for walking violinist. 

 

Malene Skaerved-New Writing 2013-14 LINK 

Michael Alec Rose – Il Ritorno (2013-14)

Sadie Harrison – Gallery (2012-13)

Philip Glass-Strung Out (1963)

Nigel Clarke-Loulan (2002)

Heinrich Biber-Guardian Angel, guide of Mankind (ca.1680)

 

General information

The venue is not fully accessible and you need to be able to manage steps. It is a studio space with limited heating so please dress warmly for the occasion. 

 

Parking: There is some parking at the venue and in Astley Avenue itself and the nearby streets. If you drive on under the railway bridge there is additional parking by the allotments.

 

 

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