Hear Hast thou not known? and an interview with the composer (moi!) on Aled Jones’ Radio 3 programme The Choir, on the BBC iPlayer for 7 days from today: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b011ty04/The_Choir_King_James_Bible_Composer_Awards/ – 23 minutes in.
In other news, the latest commission, Come unto me, is very nearly finished. I completed the last section on Saturday and have a couple of days left to make any final edits and do all the ‘tidying’ and checking – accidentals, lyrics, layout, etc. A different style to the celebratory Hast thou not known?, it is a calm and gentle setting (mostly!) written for a capella SATB choir.
Posted in Broadcasts, Choral, Composition, Performance
Tagged BBC, broadcast, choir, choral, competition, composition, contemporary music, iplayer, King James Bible, King James Version, KJV, listen, new music, organ, radio, Radio 3
In 2004, I spent three months living, working and travelling in the USA. Whilst there, I bought a cheap cassette recorder from a well-known American supermarket chain in order to record ‘everyday’ sounds – visiting a museum, waiting for a train, etc. When I returned to university following the trip, I took to the electroacoustic studio armed with my US tapes, my flute and some recorded sounds I’d made using an old upright piano kept in my college’s basement; what emerged was the 10-minute Untitled (America’s Secret).
You can now listen to the whole work here.
Posted in Composition, Electroacoustic, Media download
Tagged America, cassette, Durham University, electroacoustic, electronic, flute, listen, manipulation, piano, recording, recordings, sound, studio, tape, USA
I have had a number of requests from people wanting to be able to listen to my music online. Thanks to my recent discovery of SoundCloud.com, I am excited to announce that this is now possible! Head to my Listen page to hear three newly uploaded tracks. Alternatively, visit my SoundCloud profile.