Somerset House and coffee

May 23, 2010

Trandafilovski Premiere at Wiltons!

May 21, 2010

On Sunday 23rd May, the Kreutzer Concert at Wilton’s Music Hall will include the world premiere of new works by Mihailo Trandafilovski. The new works consist of a group of cello duos, which will be premiered by the cellist of the Kreutzer Quartet and Neil Heyde and, making her first appearance at Wiltons, Evie Heyde,  for […]

Poul Ruders extends the violin!

May 17, 2010

Poul Ruders Summers Prelude and Winters Fugue (British Premiere) (plus works by Tartini and Judith Bingham) St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield 27th October 730pm (Tickets £12 -Concessions £6) Over the past few years, I have enjoyed working with the Danish composer Poul Ruders enormously. This work has largely been private-discussing matters of writing contrapuntal […]

TARTINI-Concert 1!

May 15, 2010

Tartini at St Bartholomew – the – Great, Smithfield. Concert 1. Wednesday May 19th at 730 pm The Cloister Café will be open for drinks and refreshments from 630pm and in the interval.  Peter Sheppard Skærved-Violins (by Antonio Stradivari 1698, and Lorraine Bitaud 2010) LISTEN: Tartini    Giuseppe Tartini-‘Piccole Sonate’ 1-5 Works by Biber, Aitchison, Judith […]

Maslaha

May 11, 2010

For the past couple of months I have been collaborating with  Raheel Mohammed  on the music for an exhibition, with virtual and actual manifestations, based around the work of Evliya Celebi , a celebrated 17th Turkish traveller and writer.This project has been organised in collaboration with the British Counci, and has enabled me to engage with the […]

Biber

May 11, 2010

    Heinrich Ignaz Biber Der Schutzengel als Begleiter der Menschen PSS-Violin Engineer /Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) He, like the world, his ready visit pays Where Fortune smiles ; the wretched he forsakes ; Swift on his downy pinion flies from woe, And lights on lids unsully’d with a tear. From short (as usual) and […]

Laurie Bamon

May 10, 2010

This year’s Nashville- London Exchange programme afforded me the pleasure of getting to know the wonderful young composer Laurie Bamon.  I am very pleased to say that there will be opportunities to hear Laurie’s exquisitely refined music on a number of up coming dates:    Wilton’s Music Hall: Sunday 23rd May  Click here: Link The […]

In the studio-loose Tartini

May 7, 2010

A fascinating few days of recording.  This was the first time that we have worked in the wonderful atmosphere of St Mary’s Aldbury. This was absolutely the right place to record the range of solo works which were on the desk for the week-Biber, Vitali, Tartini, Laurie Bamon, Lars Bagger and Yigit Kolat. What a […]

Shibboleth

May 5, 2010

Extract from ‘Shibboleth’, by Jim Aitchison Priory Church of St Bartholomew the Great  West Smithfield    Giuseppe Tartini -  30 Tasso Sonatas   Peter Sheppard Skærved – Violin    Summer Series  Wednesday May 19th  7.30 pm   Tartini Sonatas 1-5  + Ignaz Franz Biber, Jim Aitchison & Judith Bingham  Admission: £12. (£6 concessions)    The public art event of 2008 was […]

Aaron Shorr plays Crumb

May 4, 2010

Aaron Shorr-Piano Extract from concert-Nashville 2004   George Crumb -  A Little Suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979   Berceuse for the Infant Jesus The Shepherds’ Noël Adoration of the Magi Nativity Dance