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Hafliði Hallgrímsson in conversation with Paul Klee

July 23, 2017

After 13 years, the piece is still growing. The great Hafliði Hallgrímsson has grown his Klee Sketches, one of the most beautiful works I have premered. Eight new movements have joined the original 4 which I premiered in Mexico in 2005, and the ‘Klee the Virtuoso’ which I premiered at Wilton’s a few years ago. […]

Recording Michael Finnissy 13 7 17 Outtakes UNEDITED

July 14, 2017

Michael Finnissy –  ‘Liederkreis Quintet’ 2016 (Clarinet Quintet) I.Poco Allegretto [Audio clip: view full post to listen] II.Largo appassionato [Audio clip: view full post to listen] III. Folklorico: quasi parlando [Audio clip: view full post to listen] IV. Vigoroso [Audio clip: view full post to listen] V. Each performer independently: A capriccio [Audio clip: view […]

Preludes & Vollenteries 1

July 10, 2017

Works for solo violin including. Heinrich Biber – Passacaglia (Mystery Sonata XVI) ‘Guardian Angel, companion of Mankind’ and others by Tomasso Vitali, Giuseppe Torelli, Nicola Matteis, Biagio Marini Played on a violin by Girolamo Amati (1628) Plus world premiere Peter Sheppard Skærved – ‘voil qe’m digaz cals mais vos plaz’ (Lombarda of Toulouse) Peter Sheppard […]

Inspired by Lusignian Cyprus. Three pieces/films Nicosia June 2017

July 6, 2017

No 1. Peter Sheppard Skaerved – ‘ben vos posc ver dir’/(Tibors d’Orange e de Baux) ca. 1160 No. 2. Peter Sheppard Skaerved- ‘voil qe’m digaz cals mais vos plaz’/(Lombarda of Toulouse ca. 1200) or: The fowls of Lusignan (St Poulain/Buyuk Hamam) No 3. Peter Sheppard Skaerved – ‘Ar em al freg temps vengut’/Text by Azailais […]

Luca Alessandrini’s silk violin at the Building Centure. Photos and film by Marius Skaerved

July 5, 2017

Luca Alessandrini’s silk violin at the Building Centure. Photos and film by Marius Skaerved 4 7 17 With thanks to Colin Tweedy OBE, Chief Executive of the Building Centre and all of his welcoming staff and team at this amazing resource! Luca Alessandrini’s silk violin at the Building Centure. Photos and film by Marius Skaerved […]

July 2017

July 3, 2017

Exploration and Inspiration – with Evis Sammoutis in Nicosia June 2017

June 26, 2017

A word of explanation: on deep hanging out As I come to the end of five days of rehearsal, conversation, performance, exploration and laughter here in Nicosia, I think that it’s probably a good idea to explain what it is I am up to. Here’s a good enough place to start; at the foot of […]

Bergen Festival 2017. Day by Day

May 24, 2017

27th May   26th May Recording my Jan Groth pieces in Kunsthallen Bergen No-1-Thinks-draws [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Svalbard 3 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Svalbard 2 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Divisions [Audio clip: view full post to listen] His Crayon [Audio clip: view full post to […]

Michael Finnissy. – ‘Clarinetten- Liederkreis’ 2016(London Premiere)*

May 22, 2017

Kreutzer Quartet Peter Sheppard Skærved Mihailo Trandafilovski Clifton Harrison Neil Heyde Clarinet-Linda Merrick Michael Finnissy. – ‘Clarinetten- Liederkreis’ 2016(London Premiere)* Poco Allegretto[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Largo Appassionato [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Folkolorico: quasi parlando[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Vigoroso[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Capriccio [Audio […]

Barak Norman Tenor live on stage

May 18, 2017

Peter Sheppard Skaerved Tenor Violin-Barak Norman (ca 1700) Giovanni Bassano – Ricercar 2 (1585) from Pièces de Violle en Musique et en Tablature (1685) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Le Sieur de Machy – Sarabande & Double fromPièces de Violle'(1685) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Recorded live – Moretonhampstead Church May […]