Gloria Coates-Stolen identity

April 25, 2012

Gloria Coates-Stolen identity  An introduction to an unique sound world of string writing-recorded in rehearsal in Munich: 1.Percussion-fingers on the tailpiece(viola) & instrument body(cello) 2. Microtonal chords under slow glissando 3. Contrary motion 4 part glissandi over narrow intervals in augmentatino     25th-26th April Carl-Orff Zentrum, Munich The first day of work on Gloria’s […]

April 2012-Baltimore journal

April 8, 2012


Workshops and concert in Baltimore-April 2012

April 4, 2012

Update The Baltimore workshop and concert was just a beginning. Since then, I have been in touch with a number of the young composers and players from Peabody. Composers Alican Camci, Zhangyi Chen, and Faye Chiao have sent me fascinating solo pieces, and I am enjoying a fascinating dialogue with graduate Jack Lin about Joseph Joachim […]

Journal Pages-Back in London, March 2012

March 10, 2012

Journal Pages-Back in London, March 2012 It is always interesting seeing what we notice, coming home. This time, returning from Tennessee it was the beauty on the Tube.

On the tube-March 2012

March 9, 2012

Ralph Holmes, a lifetime inspiration

March 1, 2012

Nashville-March 1st 2012 I have had the opportunity to work on Delius 3rd Sonata with a very gifted young violinist, Midori Komachi. This is a work which I associated so strongly with Ralph Holmes. The way that he changed my artistic viewpoint very early on in life relates very strongly to the work that I find […]

Paganini in Nashville

September 21, 2011

Paganini in Nashville  Ingram Hall, Vanderbilt University 19-9-11  I don’t usually post reviews, but this provides a sensitive overview of the project. ‘Violin Soliloquy ‘-by John Pitcher ARTSNOW NASHVILLE September 20 2011 You knew violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved was up to something the moment you walked into the Blair School of Music’s Ingram Hall. Instead of […]

Paganini and Posture

September 6, 2011

Paganini and Ketch Secor at the Hollywood Bowl I am fascinated by the legacy of Paganini’s posture, depicted again and again, with enormous consistency by Landseer, Maclise, Ingres, Delacroix, Edouart and many others, not to mention countless contemporary caricatures. In 2006 a George Grosz drawing A Paganini of the Gutter came up for sale at […]

August 2011

August 27, 2011

Niagara River at Lewiston, NY. August 2011

Summer 2001

July 3, 2011