New Strings CD: Recording Sessions

MusicAfter 13 years working with many songwriters such as Judy Dyble, SJ Mortimer, Jeremy Harmer and Alistair Murphy, I’m pleased to announce that my first album release of my own “classical” music will be released soon.

Thanks to research grant funding from University Centre Colchester where I am Head of the Schools of Digital Media, Music and Performing Arts, there will be an initial run of 150 CDs and online downloads of my EPISODES FOR STRING QUARTET (written 2010, revised 2014) and EPISODES FOR STRING QUINTET (written between 2013 and 2018). The music is a mix of styles from baroque to romantic, French impressionist to modern with the lovely Folketone fra Sunnmore included.

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I’m indebted to Steve Bingham and the Bingham String Quartet for their original performance of my quartet back in 2011 (which was performed as a ballet by Colchester Institute dance students in 2012 at the Mercury Theatre) and their hard work and commitment to a fruitful couple of days in Norfolk in September 2018.

Barn studio

Tony Britten’s lovely converted barn venue near Holt in Norfolk.

The Bingham String Quartet

Violin 1 – Steve Bingham, Violin 2 – Marina Gillam, Viola – Brenda Stewart

Cello and Bass

Cello – James Halsey with Gareth Sheppard on Double Bass.

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Nothing phases him: Sound engineer Mark Fawcett working his magic! www.fishneedsnorkels.co.uk

Recording session

Graphic design for the CD is being produced by Ailsa Clarke and I’m very excited to see this come together. I’m hoping that this will be followed by a CD of my original Wind Quartet / Quintet music in January and a compilation of my string arrangements for songwriters later in 2019.