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February 2017: City of Patterns & People

February 19, 2017

‘Brothers’ Amati Viola plays Le Sieur de Machy-Pièces de violle (1685)

February 17, 2017

Le Sieur de Machy-Pièces de violle (1685) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Viola ‘Brothers’ Amati (1620), Bow-Antonio Airenti 2012 (Workshop Recording – 17 2 17)

John Cage -Atlas Elipticalis (Home and Tate)

February 13, 2017

John Cage -Atlas Elipticalis (Home and Tate Modern) Wapping Version 1: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Wapping Version 2: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Peter Sheppard Skaerved & Mihailo Trandafilovski (Violins) 12 2 16 (Rehearsals at home in Wapping and in the Robert Rauschenberg Exhibit at Tate Modern)    

Instruments and Ideas: Aspects of the Bow

February 9, 2017

Instruments and Ideas: Aspects of the Bow Johann Sebastian Bach – Giga (E Major Partita 1006) Peter Sheppard Skaerved – Violin (W E Hill & Sons 1901) 1.     Stephen Bristow (1952-) 2010 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] 2.     Arthur Richard Bultitude (1908 – 1990) 1970 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] 3.     Johannes […]

Edward Cowie – Particle Partita (Live 2017)

February 7, 2017

Edward Cowie [Audio clip: view full post to listen]  – ‘Particle Partita’ (2012) The Democritus Question/Mendeleev’s Table/Bequerel’s Radioactivity/Rutherfords Nucleus & Thompson’s Electron/Positron to Muon/Meson to Lepton (Passacaglia)/November Revolution/The Higgs Boson, and beyond … Peter Sheppard Skærved & Mihailo Trandafilovski-Violins Deptford Council Chambers, Golsmiths College, February 2nd 2017

Isobel Mundry-Balancen (2006)

February 4, 2017

Isobel Mundry-Balancen (2006) Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Live (April 2006) [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

Douglas Young – ‘Mr Klee visits the Botanical Gardens’ (1989-2016)

January 30, 2017

Douglas Young – ‘Mr Klee visits the Botanical Gardens’ (1989-2016) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Going to the dance of the fly-by-nights [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Migrating fish – Forsaken garden – Silver moon-mould blossom – Ancient harmony(1) – Higher, then dwindling – Moonrise – Active line on a walk […]

Shostakovich-13th Quartet Op.138

January 30, 2017

Shostakovich-13th Quartet  Op.138[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Kreutzer Quartet Peter Sheppard Skaerved-MihailoTrandafilovski-Clifton Harrison-Neil Heyde Live at Michael Tippett Centre, Bath January 25th 2016 ‘In recent years. Shostakovich has not played as big a part in my life as he did when I was younger, when works such as the great late Violin Sonata […]

Faronells Division on a Ground or ‘Hail Great Caesar’ & ‘Theatre Song’

January 29, 2017

John Playford (1623–1686/7)-Faronells Division on a Ground or ‘Hail Great Caesar’ & ‘Theatre Song’ from ‘Apollo’s Banquet: containing Instructions, and Variety of New Tunes, Ayres, Jiggs, and several new Scotch Tunes for the Treble-Violin. To which is added the tunes of the newest French Dances, now used at Court and in Dancing Schools’ 1669 [Audio […]

Beginnings

January 14, 2017

This violin is where it all started. I was twelve, and it was my first lesson with Ralph Holmes. Nothing could have prepared me for his playing-for the next five years is was a constant source or inspiration. It has taken me  many years to understand what was being offered. Ralph’s musicianship was deeply wound […]