Interview on Liter.Net – Romania

Here’s a conversation I had with Ilinca Bernea – novelist, poet, theatre director, and much else – on Romania’s leading cultural portal, LiterNet. (this is the link to the English translation) http://atelier.liternet.ro/articol/16325/Ilinca-Bernea-Graham-Lynch/On-Art-and-Inner-Realms.html

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Interview in Rondo magazine

The current issue of ‘Rondo’ (Finland’s classical music magazine) has a three-way discussion on the harpsichord as a contemporary instrument. And I enjoyed taking part in this with Paola Livorsi (composer) and Assi Karttunen – it’s good to see the harpsichord featured in this way!! And thanks also to journalist Auli Särkiö for making this […]

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River God audio

Recently, in Cambridge, pianist Yukie Smith performed ‘Beyond the River God’; a set of five pieces which was the title work of Assi Karttunen’s recent harpsichord CD. It’s the first time it has has been played on piano. Although I couldn’t be at the concert Yukie has posted a recording she made later on Youtube. […]

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Performances in Japan

Thanks to Assi and Rody for all the performances they are giving on their Japan tour!

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Beyond the River God

I’ve been fortunate enough to have some excellent and memorable performances in Cambridge in recent times; from the likes of MIfune Tsuji, Jin Theriault, and Tamar Halperin (I still have vivid memories of that mainly Bach concert). And I’m looking forward to returning there soon to hear the first performance on the piano of my […]

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Delfica

UK premiere of Delfica!

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Sounding Board

The latest issue of ‘Sounding Board’ (from the British Harpsichord Society) is out now. There’s a fine mix of articles, including a discussion where Assi Karttunen and I reflect on the composition and performance of new harpsichord music. If you’re interested, here’s a link; Sounding Board

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Turn’d to Bayes

It’s the first performance today of ‘Turn’d to Bayes’, a setting I did of a poem by John Lyly. It’s for soprano (Katja Vaahtera) guitar (Rody van Gemert) and harpsichord (Assi Karttunen) and is at the Aino Ackté-festival in Helsinki. It’s a concert on the theme of Daphne and Apollo, with music and readings. It […]

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Serenata

The Penzance Youth String Orchestra are one of the best young string ensembles in the country, regularly appearing at national music events in London and Birmingham. They are lucky to have an inspired and tireless director, the viola player Tim Boulton. For a number of years now I’ve discussed with Tim the idea of composing […]

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Trio Cocteau in London

I’ve never given much consideration to self conscious questions of ‘style’, preferring instead to view each work I write as an individual musical exploration at a particular moment in time. I try to make each piece focus on certain qualities of experience, and the manner in which the notes arrange and model themselves is discovered […]

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