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Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Ole Bull (in preparation)

June 23, 2014

In the next few days, this page will launch as a gather point for my performances, research and recording of Ole Bull in Europe and the USA.  

Sadie Harrison-Scheherazade

June 21, 2014

Sadie Harrison-Scheherazade 2013(from Gallery-Room 2) Outtake of Recording on 18th June St John the Baptist, Aldbury (Outtake) This is a portrait of my wife, writer, Malene Skaerved. She and Sadie are working together on a large-scale theatrical work, and their conversations range wide across the extraordinary range of their interests-nature, magic, relationships, the Gods, travel, […]

Sadie Harrison-Nur Pünktlich

June 20, 2014

Sadie Harrison-Nur Pünktlich Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Amati 1629 (Recorded 18th June 2014)Engineer Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) (Unedited Outtake) This movement from Sadie Harrison’s ‘Gallery’, is like the rest of the series, based on one of my drawings. However, the day after recording it, I found myself transfixed by Graham Sutherland’s painting of damage in the […]

Sadie Harrison-Lachrymae (Tennessee) after Cotton Eye Joe

June 19, 2014

Sadie Harrison-Lachrymae (Tennessee) after Cotton Eye Joe(Dorothy and Elliott’s Piece) Shaftesbury 29th March 2014UNEDITED outtake. Recorded 18th June 2014 St John the Baptist Aldbury (in the presence of the composer) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell-Astounding Sounds. This piece comes from ‘Room 2′ of Sadie Harrison’s ‘Gallery’. I premiered Book 1 at Wilton’s Music Hall in 2013. ‘Lacrhymae’ is […]

Recording Nigel Clarke with Longbow. 9 6 14

June 9, 2014

Malene Skaerved-’Dogger Fisher German Bight, Humber Thames Dover Wight’ (read by the Author) Outtake-9 6 14 (Engineer-Jonathan Haskell, Astounding Sounds) Nigel Clarke-’Dogger Fisher German Bight, Humber Thames Dover Wight’ Longbow (Outtakes-rough ‘bolt-up’) 9 6 14 (Both recorded at All Saints Tooting)

With Ole Bull 2014

May 29, 2014

Ole Bull-Adagio ‘Aurora’ Peter Sheppard Skaerved on Ole Bull’s 1848 Vuillaume Violin, Roderick Chadwick-Piano, Lysoen Rehearsal Recording 30th May 2014   29th May 2014 Upon arriving in Bergen, I decided to check something which had struck me on engravings and photographs. Bull was born on the 5th February in the chemist’s shop owned by his […]

Two days with Jeremy Dale Roberts

May 27, 2014

Rodolphe Kreutzer – 14th Concerto

May 17, 2014

Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766~1831) Violin Concerto No. 14 in E major 00:00 I. Allegro maestoso 10:51 II. Adagio 16:58 III. Rondo Violin : Peter Sheppard Skærved Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra / Andrew Mogrelia  

Nigel Clarke-’Parnassus’

May 13, 2014

This is where the collaboration with Nigel Clarke began. I went up to him in the RAM canteen, and told him that he was going to write a string ensemble piece. We were both equally excited about the possibilities of divided strings, so the resulting piece was scored for 7 violins, 3 violas, 2 cellos […]

Ole Bull-’Aurora’

May 11, 2014

Ole Bull-’Aurora’ Adagio from E Minor Violin Concerto Workshop Recording-Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Amati 1629, Roderick Chadwick-Piano