Archive | August, 2019

club des poetes

I always love the unusual and the offbeat, so it’s exciting that tonight ‘Selene’s Song’ will be performed at the iconic Club des Poetes in Paris – sometime hangout of the likes of Char, Neruda, Paz etc. A great venue, and great performers!! Much thanks to Paula Thomas (flute) and Dayana Matevosova(guitar).

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Selene’s Song for flute and guitar

A new flute and guitar work Selene’s Song will receive it’s premiere in July. This piece was inspired by one of the Homeric Hymns (to Selene) in a translation by Diane Rayor, whose texts I’ve used before. The work will be performed by Paula Thomas on flute and Dayana Matevosova on guitar. There will be […]

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Quatuor Ellipsos at Radio France

Many years ago I briefly jumped ship (stylistically) to write some pieces that were inspired by the contemporary tangos of the likes of Piazzolla. These works are still going strong, including a piece for sax quartet called ‘The Pale Dancer’. The Quatuor Ellipsos are stunning interpreters of this work, and their brilliant performance for French […]

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Guitar performances

I’ll be on the early early train from Penzance tomorrow for a couple of days in London, which includes a chance to hear my ‘Masques’ for guitar at the Cervantes Theatre on Sunday. This was an International Guitar Foundation commission last year for Dimitris Soukaras, and he’ll be playing it again this time. Before that, on […]

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