Back in February, I mentioned that my schedule had been rather disrupted by my accident, but that thankfully, at the end of March 2020, things would start getting back on track.
But, tomorrow, my luck does look like it will begin to change. I’m incredibly excited to be able to hear my piece Now Is A Long Time, in a recording session with the Fellows of the National Youth Choir. This will then be released on a disc by NMC next year.
I also have two remotely recorded works coming out later this month. Sparrow, which was premiered on Radio 3 in a wonderful performance by Marianne Schofield, will be released in video form, which I’m very excited about. I think the unexpected sounds on the double bass are made more exciting by being able to see how Marianne is producing them.
Psappha will be releasing my accordion piece, Two Animals. This was recorded in an incredible remote session with Miloš Milojević. I didn’t know you could do such a convincing remote session; I’ve been incredibly impressed by Psappha’s technical expertise!
Amidst all this, I’ve been working on the sound for a play directed by my partner, Jesse. It’s called Tidal, and I made everything from samples of beer bottles. I thought that would be fun. The play is by Kay Dent, and is really wonderful.
Then, finally, I’m off to a series of workshops at Snape Maltings with the Fellows of the National Youth Choir. We’ll be looking through some fascinating music, then they’ll perform a concert. An actual, real-life concert! I’m going to be trying out my new piece Some Parts of Us with them. It’s a thrill.
Having said all this, I’ve almost certainly jinxed it. But if not, it should be an exciting few weeks.
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