Work on the Steel Bow by G.B.Vuillaume (c.1837) and ‘Il segreto’

May 18, 2012

Steel Bow by G.B.Vuillaume (c.1837)       Niccolo Paganini-Unpublished Prelude 1838 From the Collection of Andrew McGee Instruments-Vuillaume Rolled Steel Bow, Violin-Stradivari 1698 World Premiere recording. PSS 2005 Engineer/producer-Jonathan Haskell (astounding sounds) Workshop Recording- 21st May 2012 Wapping At the practice desk-Paganini Caprice No 10  and 22 with the Steel bow, held mid way […]

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 […]

Wilton’s Music Hall-Construction Salon

April 22, 2012

Wilton’s Music Hall-SOUNDBOX salons Summer -Autumn 2012 [In preparation]  

Paul Pellay-‘Four Guys in a Room’

April 12, 2012

Paul Pellay-‘Four Guys in a Room’ (String Quartet)  DEDICATED TO WILTONS MUSIC HALL Workshop Session-London 12th April 2012  with Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde, Mihailo Trandafilovski Workshop extracts from ‘Four Guys….’ Opening the workshop door, opening up the collaborative process, is very important to me. These ‘workshop recordings’ are made in the simplest […]

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 […]

Celebrating Mendelssohn, Trandafilovski and Bram at Wiltons

March 31, 2012

Celebrating Mendelssohn, Trandafilovski and Bram at Wiltons (in preparation) 6th June 2012 Wiltons Music Hall

Elliott Schwartz-‘Graffiti’ Workshop Page

March 30, 2012

Elliott Schwartz-‘Graffiti’ Workshop Page LINK TO SCHWARTZ IN CONVERSATION The composer writes: ‘This piece is a thoroughly revised version of an earlier piece (with the same title) orignally composed in 1967. it is dedicated, with great affection, to Peter Sheppard Skaerved and his son Marius. Provisonal mix-up: (Marius and Peter Sheppard Skaerved -violins) Workshop session […]

Quartet Now (in preparation)

March 29, 2012

The Quartet Now Peter Sheppard Skærved Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skærved, Neil Heyde, Morgan Goff, Mihailo Trandafilovski) Never before has there been such richness and diversity of new works written for string quartet. The Kreutzer Quartet, dedicatees of hundreds of works by composers of all generations, stands at the centre of a truly eclectic flowering […]

Cast Courts-New Project at the V & A

March 29, 2012

Casts Courts -New Project at the V & A September 14th 2012 7.3opm Cast Courts Victoria and Albert Museum,Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Guest Artist-Carly Lake-Horn Peter has collaborated with the V & A twice before, giving lecture/performances linked to the ‘Baroque’ and ‘Cult of Beauty’ Exhibits. However, this event will mark […]

Ansgar Beste & Peter Sheppard Skaerved Workshop/seminar

March 26, 2012

Ansgar Beste & Peter Sheppard Skaerved Workshop Norwegian Music Academy – Oslo 26th March 2012 Extract 1-pizzicato (on Bartok, Biber, Ligeti, Stockhausen, Elgar, Glasounov. NB-note contribution from cellist Tanja Orning:Extract 2-battuto (on Finnissy, Lachenmann, guitarists, Crumb, chopsticks, thermometers, and knitting needles…): Link to another Workshop series. Nashville London Feb/Mar 2012