I must go out in the world, to bring my spark to a flame Hans Christian Andersen’s acquaintance with Ole Bull is an intriguing one. I find it fascinating because the two had so much in common. But perhaps the aspect of both their lives which they shared the most, is that, which posthumously has [...]
My work with the brilliant bassist Rachel Meerloo is a continuing joy. These photos of our most recent project, playing Biber, sum up much of the fun that we have. The pictures, which are lovely, were taken by her father on the 9th July.
Talking about Biber, Storytelling and Andersen With Malene Skaerved at Wilton’s Music Hall, 6th July 2012, working on SoundBox for 9th July LINK for Event Biber-Sonata 16 (Guardian Angel, guide of Mankind) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Stradivari 1698 (modern set up) the same, live in Nashville, September 2011, with Airenti ‘Biber’ bow Series of test recordings-various [...]
Notes on the Subway, June 2012
Paganini in Washington. A long term collaboration with the collections of the Library of Congress-Washington A word of explanation. I am deepening my interaction with the collections of the Library of Congress, Washington. This will have a particular focus on the Paganini holdings-both instruments and documents, in the collection. As this builds, I [...]
For years, I have been inspired by the work of Icelandic artist, arngunnur ýr. Here is a piece that has been particularly important to me, over the practice desk. Link I was given a another reason to look carefully at it today (6th May 2012) by the lovely piano trio, ‘ata whuena’, by the composer Rosalind [...]