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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) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] 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 […]

Sadie Harrison-Nur Pünktlich

June 20, 2014

Sadie Harrison-Nur Pünktlich [Audio clip: view full post to listen] 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 […]

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 2014[Audio clip: view full post to listen]UNEDITED 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 […]

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)[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Nigel Clarke-‘Dogger Fisher German Bight, Humber Thames Dover Wight’ Longbow (Outtakes-rough ‘bolt-up’) 9 6 14 (Both recorded at All Saints Tooting)[Audio clip: view full post to listen]

With Ole Bull 2014-15

May 29, 2014

Interview given to ‘Bergens Tidende’ 21 5 15 Journalist-Mari Stephan You have been studying Ole Bull for some time. How did it all start? And how have you been working on this project? My interest in Ole Bull, began 9 years ago, when I was giving a lot of performances of music by Niccolo Paganini […]

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[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Workshop Recording-Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Amati 1629, Roderick Chadwick-Piano