A Futhork for Jan Groth & Anders Beyer 2016-17

October 10, 2016

First recordings Outtakes from recording session-20 3 17 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin No. 1 ‘Untitled 2007’ [Audio clip: view full post to listen] No. 3 ‘Thorn (Rune)’ [Audio clip: view full post to listen] No. 5 ‘…no inclination to rest…’ [Audio clip: view full post to listen] No. 8 ‘Gro(w)th’ [Audio clip: view full post to […]

Viotti and Stradivari at the Royal Academy of Music 30 9 16

September 30, 2016

Reflections on this event as they come in! Collections Up-Close: Violins and Revolutions  Friday, 30.09.2016 14:30, David Josefowitz Recital Hall 2.30pm Welcome, Tim Jones 2.45pm Introducing Viotti’s violin, Peter Sheppard Skrerved 3.00pm The 1709 Stradivari, Barbara Meyer 3.30pm The Luthier’s point of view, John Dilworth 4.00pm Break 4.30pm Materiality: New materials to make violins, Luca […]

Autumn 2016. Variations

September 25, 2016

Darwin’s Dream. Elliot Schwartz at Symphony Space 21 9 16

September 22, 2016

Elliott Schwart-Darwin’s Dream Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Live at Symphony Space, New York City 21 9 16 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] On the 21st September, I was able, for the first time, to play Elliott Schwartz’s wonderful ‘Darwin’s Dream’ at Sympnony Space on the Upper West Side of New York. I am lucky […]

Workshopping with Evis Sammoutis. Ithaca NY September 2016

September 17, 2016

Everywhere we meet, Evis Sammoutis and I set up our sound workshop. Our work comes at the question of timbre, colour, expression and meaning from two angles-improvisation and experimentation with notation. Our sessions at Ithaca College in September 2016 have pushed the experimentation further, extending the violin with pre-paid phone cards, singing and breathing into […]

Continua Autumn 2016 (IN PREPARATION)

September 13, 2016

Continua-USA September 11-16th 2016 Working with composers and players at Ithaca College NY One of the most fascinating and inspiring aspects of my life, is working with young composers. In the USA, I have been privileged to do this at a wide variety of institutions. This was my first visit to beautiful Ithaca College, high […]

Exploring Tartini’s ‘Art of the Bow’ (a voyage)

August 15, 2016

Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770) – ‘l’Arte dell’Arco, o siano Cinquanta Variazioni per violino sopra alla piu bella Gavotta del Corelli Opera V (workshop recordings, in hotel rooms and ship’s cabin, summer August 2016) Seattle, 14th August 2016: Over the past week or so, I have been beginning a long postponed exploration of Tartini’s epochal exploration of […]

1860 Hardanger violin (Erik Jonson Helland)

August 8, 2016

Myllargytten – ‘Gangar’ (free version by PSS 8 8 16) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Myllargytten – ‘Bruremarsch'(free version by PSS 8 8 16) [Audio clip: view full post to listen]   It had been Bull who had drawn mass public attention to the ‘miller’s son’ (‘Myllarguten’), whose actual name was Torgeir Augundsson […]

Laurie Bamon-All the Summer Sea Birds

August 1, 2016

Laurie Bamon-All the Summer Sea Birds [Audio clip: view full post to listen] world premiere Michael Tippett Centre, Bath Spa University 16th July 2016 Kreutzer Quartet Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Mihailo Trandafilovski-Clifton Harrison-Neil Heyde Commissioned by PSN

On being a musician. Slow cups of coffee.

July 28, 2016

On being a musician. Slow cups of coffee. A rolling article. Summer 2016 Peter Sheppard Skærved It’s summer and everything has stopped, as it always does, for me. We have made our annual migration west and I have a terrace with a table, a pot of coffee, and a view over the brownstones and water […]