Autumn 2016. Variations

September 25, 2016

Darwin’s Dream. Elliot Schwartz at Symphony Space 21 9 16

September 22, 2016

In Preparation. Photos by Marius Skaerved   in preparation

Workshopping with Evis Sammoutis. Ithaca NY September 2016

September 17, 2016

Everywhere we meet, Evis Sammoutis and I set up our sound workshop. Our work comes at the question of timbre, colour, expression and meaning from two angles-improvisation and experimentation with notation. Our sessions at Ithaca College in September 2016 have pushed the experimentation further, extending the violin with pre-paid phone cards, singing and breathing into […]

Continua Autumn 2016 (IN PREPARATION)

September 13, 2016

Continua-USA September 11-16th 2016 Working with composers and players at Ithaca College NY One of the most fascinating and inspiring aspects of my life, is working with young composers. In the USA, I have been privileged to do this at a wide variety of institutions. This was my first visit to beautiful Ithaca College, high […]

Exploring Tartini’s ‘Art of the Bow’ (a voyage)

August 15, 2016

Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) – ‘l’Arte dell’Arco, o siano Cinquanta Variazioni per violino sopra alla piu bella Gavotta del Corelli Opera V (workshop recordings, in hotel rooms and ship’s cabin, summer August 2016) Seattle, 14th August 2016: Over the past week or so, I have been beginning a long postponed exploration of Tartini’s epochal exploration of […]

1860 Hardanger violin (Erik Jonson Helland)

August 8, 2016

Myllargytten – ‘Gangar’ (free version by PSS 8 8 16) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Myllargytten – ‘Bruremarsch'(free version by PSS 8 8 16) [Audio clip: view full post to listen]   It had been Bull who had drawn mass public attention to the ‘miller’s son’ (‘Myllarguten’), whose actual name was Torgeir Augundsson […]

Laurie Bamon-All the Summer Sea Birds

August 1, 2016

Laurie Bamon-All the Summer Sea Birds [Audio clip: view full post to listen] world premiere Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa University 16th July 2016 Kreutzer Quartet Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Mihailo Trandafilovski-Clifton Harrison-Neil Heyde Commissioned by PSN

On being a musician. Slow cups of coffee.

July 28, 2016

On being a musician. Slow cups of coffee. A rolling article. Summer 2016 Peter Sheppard Skærved It’s summer and everything has stopped, as it always does, for me. We have made our annual migration west and I have a terrace with a table, a pot of coffee, and a view over the brownstones and water […]

American journal: Summer 2016

July 28, 2016

 

Michael Alec Rose – Il Ritorno (a day of inspiration-22 July 2016)

July 22, 2016

Michael Alec Rose-Il Ritorno (World Premiere recording-unedited outtakes) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Girolamo Amati 1629) Moretonhampstead Church, Devon 22 7 16 Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Preamble [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Bearings[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Water [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Silence [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Stone [Audio […]