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Edward Cowie-Third Quartet

October 23, 2014

Edward Cowie-Third Quartet ‘In Flight Music’ (2010) We gave the world premiere of this piece last year as part of our Wilton’s series. We spent a wondrous day recording it yesterday, and here are unedited materials from this most aerial of pieces. A joy to play, and a day of recording to remember. ( I […]

For Charlotte Jarvis

October 20, 2014

Peter Sheppard Skaerved-For Charlotte Jarvis 23 10 14 Version. Aldbury Parish Church. Engineer Jonathan Haskell Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde)

Channel Firing (Dover Museum/DMAG) at SOUNDBOX (Royal Academy of Music) 14th October (Recording and visual materials)

October 15, 2014

Talk-part oneTalk part two Peter Sheppard Skaerved-speaker, violin Roderick Chadwick-Piano  

Elgar-Sospiri (live)

October 14, 2014

Edward Elgar-Sospiri (1914) (W H Reed Freundschaftlichst zugeeignet) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Amati 1629 Roderick Chadwick-Piano Piano Gallery, Royal Academy of Music, SOUNDBOX  ‘Channel Firing Event’ 14th October 2014

Beethoven-1825 Canon for solo violin

September 20, 2014

Beethoven-1825 Canon for solo violin Workshop recording, 20 9 14 Peter Sheppard Skaerved In the midst of preparing for my two lecture recitals about Beethoven in Glasgow next week, I took time out to record what seems to me to be Beethoven’s only piece for violin alone (published as ‘presumably for two violins’). It clearly […]

The Exchange Project: distributed creativity as artistic strategy David Gorton and Peter Sheppard Skærved

August 26, 2014

  The Exchange Project: distributed creativity as artistic strategy   David Gorton and Peter Sheppard Skærved Paper given at the Performance Studies Network Third International Conference, University of Cambridge, 17-20 July 2014 (adapted).   Introduction This paper will discuss the early stages of development of a new piece for string ensemble, that composer David Gorton […]

David Matthews-Mirror Canon (1963)

July 30, 2014

David Matthews-Mirror Canon (1963) Kreutzer Quartet-Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde Recorded-30 7 14 Aldbury Parish Church- Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Musical supervision-David Matthews Today, we recorded the very first piece which David Matthews wrote for String Quartet, a mirror canon, which he completed in 1963 at the age of 20. The beginnings of […]

David Matthews-Beethoven Transcriptions

July 30, 2014

David Matthews-Beethoven Transcriptions Over many years working with David Matthews, one of the most fascinating parts of our collaboration has been working with him on his transcriptions. In the Mid 19th Century, it was very common practice, for quartets to invite composers to work with them on earlier musics; Richard Wagner, for instance, worked with […]

Robert Schumann- Im wunderschönen Monat Mai (Arr. David Matthews)

July 30, 2014

Robert Schumann- ‘Im wunderschönen Monat Mai’ (Op. 48, No. 1)(Arr. David Matthews) Kreutzer Quartet-Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde Recorded-29 7 14 Aldbury Parish Church- Engineer-Jonathan Haskell Musical supervision-David Matthews Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, als alle Knospen sprangen, da ist in meinem Herzen die Liebe aufgegangen. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, als alle Vögel […]

Channel Firing-Summer 2014 (IN PREPARATION)

July 24, 2014

4th August Towards Dover 4-8-14 (Walk cross section, Merstham to Farnham) Workshop recording Wapping 04 08 2014 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (W.E.Hill & Sons 1903) Another piece emerged over night, as the 4th August dawned. It’s a tentative walking piece, a pilgrimage in the wrong direction, from Merstham to Farnham, reflecting the cross section of the walk, […]