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Nigel Clarke

December 1, 2009

    Nigel Clarke with Hindemith! On the steps of the Conservartoire, Ankara. 2007. Photo: Marius Skaerved Nigel Clarke taught me how to collaborate. Our work together began at the Royal Academy of Music in 1985, with a piece for 13 strings, named for my ensemble, Parnassus. Since then we have studied, travelled, argued, discovered […]

Jim Aitchison

December 1, 2009

link http://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/hinterlight-trajectories/

David Matthews-Solo Works-an Introduction

December 1, 2009

David Matthews’ extraordinary cycle of 4, 3 and 2 part Fugues, began life in 1999, in response to Peter Sheppard Skærved’s performance of Bach and Telemann contrapuntal works. The initial E minor 4 part fugue was so successful that it precipitated the composition of the first large scale fugal cycle for solo violin. In order […]

Kreutzer Quartet

December 1, 2009

Jim Aitchison / Aitchison Team

December 1, 2009

December 1st: Yesterday, the team finished a wonderful week working with Jim Aitchison. This began on Monday 23rd, recording his quartet (based on the work of John Hoyland), in a wonderfully atmospheric church in Walthamstow village. On Thursday 26th, down to the Royal Academy of Arts to perform and discuss his response to the Anish […]

Ensemble Triolog CD-review

December 1, 2009

December 1st: Review of new Ensemble Triolog CD in Ensemble Magazine (Germany). This is the ensemble in Munich in which I play with a wonderful group of friends an colleagues: Stefan Blum-Percussion, Jan Philip Schulze-Piano, Burkhard Jackle-Flute, Stefan Schilli-Oboe, Bettina Fass-Clarinet, Kelvin Hawthorne-Viola, Hanno Simons-Cello. We recorded this disc of Tobias PM Schneid, this time […]

Wilton’s Music Hall 2

December 1, 2009

Elmar Oliveira in conversation

December 1, 2009

Jana Andreevska

November 30, 2009

George Rochberg pictured

November 30, 2009

Working with George on ‘Caprice Variations’. Newtown Sq PA 2000