Autumn falls 2014

September 13, 2014

Ole Bull-Article for Strings Magazine October 2014

August 30, 2014

Article in Strings Magazine: October 2014 (Click on Image to read)

The Exchange Project: distributed creativity as artistic strategy David Gorton and Peter Sheppard Skærved

August 26, 2014

  The Exchange Project: distributed creativity as artistic strategy   David Gorton and Peter Sheppard Skærved Paper given at the Performance Studies Network Third International Conference, University of Cambridge, 17-20 July 2014 (adapted).   Introduction This paper will discuss the early stages of development of a new piece for string ensemble, that composer David Gorton […]

Baltic August

August 14, 2014

 

César Cui – Lettre d’amour

August 8, 2014

I can’t play this piece without thinking of Pushkin, so I thought that I would share it, ,with a section from  Eugen Onegin.  Twenty years, and I still think this is one of the most intimate pieces I know. Miraculous. César  Cui – ‘Lettre d’amour’ (No 21 From Kaleidoscope) Peter Shepppard Skaerved-Stradivari 1714 ‘Maurin’ Aaron Shorr-Piano […]

David Matthews-Mirror Canon (1963)

July 30, 2014

David Matthews-Mirror Canon (1963) Kreutzer Quartet-Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde Recorded-30 7 14 Aldbury Parish Church- Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Musical supervision-David Matthews Today, we recorded the very first piece which David Matthews wrote for String Quartet, a mirror canon, which he completed in 1963 at the age of 20. The beginnings of […]

David Matthews-Beethoven Transcriptions

July 30, 2014

David Matthews-Beethoven Transcriptions Over many years working with David Matthews, one of the most fascinating parts of our collaboration has been working with him on his transcriptions. In the Mid 19th Century, it was very common practice, for quartets to invite composers to work with them on earlier musics; Richard Wagner, for instance, worked with […]

Robert Schumann- Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (Arr. David Matthews)

July 30, 2014

Robert Schumann- ‘Im wunderschönen Monat Mai’ (Op. 48, No. 1)(Arr. David Matthews) Kreutzer Quartet-Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde Recorded-29 7 14 Aldbury Parish Church- Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Musical supervision-David Matthews Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, als alle Knospen sprangen, da ist in meinem Herzen die Liebe aufgegangen. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, als alle Vögel […]

Alexander Scriabin/David Matthews-Prelude Op 75

July 29, 2014

Alexander Scriabin/David Matthews-Prelude Op 75 Version for String Quartet. World Premiere Recording-Outtake Kreutzer Quartet-Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde Recorded-29 7 14 Aldbury Parish Church- Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Musical supervision-David Matthews

Channel Firing-Summer 2014 (IN PREPARATION)

July 24, 2014

4th August Towards Dover 4-8-14 (Walk cross section, Merstham to Farnham) Workshop recording Wapping 04 08 2014 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (W.E.Hill & Sons 1903) Another piece emerged over night, as the 4th August dawned. It’s a tentative walking piece, a pilgrimage in the wrong direction, from Merstham to Farnham, reflecting the cross section of the walk, […]