Watching. Listening. November 2015

November 22, 2015

Birds of my Childhood

November 21, 2015

A new project began to emerge this week: the musical element is on the way.    

From the old Notebooks 2005. Cornwall, USA.

November 19, 2015

Giovanni Bassano-Ricercate 1585

November 15, 2015

      Giovanni Bassano-Ricercate 1585 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Maggini ca.1600, Bow Antonino Airenti 2012)ar At the desk. Sunday morning, the morning activity around me. Bassano takes me through the divisions, and an early Venetian copy of Boiardo for counterpoint.    

From the Old Notebooks: New York/Connecticut August 2004

November 15, 2015

People. March/April 2015

November 10, 2015

David Matthews-Composition, transcription, transgression!

November 10, 2015

David Matthews-Composition, transcription, transgression! Peter Sheppard Sk?rved (October 21st 2015) Any musician lucky enough to collaborate with composers over an extended period of time will know, that the recurring topic in discussion and ‘musicking’, is the work of other composers. This is not, on the surface, surprising. In conversation, particularly conversation which we desire to […]

Edward Cowie-Quartets 3, 4 & 5 From where I sit, a player’s point of view (9/11/15)

November 10, 2015

 Edward Cowie-Quartets 3, 4 & 5 From where I sit, a player’s point of view Peter Sheppard Skaerved (9/11/15) From the very first moment, in our very first rehearsal of Edward Cowie’s quartets, it was clear that this is unique quartet music. In performance, his players must counterpoint constant control of idea, of narrative, and […]

From the Old Notebooks II: September 1990

November 3, 2015

From the Old Notebooks II: September 1990

Wapping Nocturnes, November 2015

November 1, 2015