Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Monday, 20 April 2015
(L-R) Classic FM presenter John Brunning, Patrick, Lord Astor (grandson of Field Marshall Haig) and Lady French (great-grand-daughter of Field Marshall French)
I'm over the moon to see the large article in the Arts section of today's Daily Telegraph about The Great War Symphony. Written by the Telegraph's Arts correspondent Ivan Hewitt, it really captures what we are trying to achieve with the project and how exciting it all is!
The interview took place at the Classic FM studios where we will be releasing the first taster of music from the symphony at the end of May. We were delighted to be joined by Lord Astor and Lady French who are both descendants of First World War commanders (grandson of Field Marshall Haig) and great-grand-daughter of Field Marshall French, respectively).
Friday, 10 April 2015
An amazing project is brewing!
In an exciting new avenue for me, I'm teaming up with Alex James from Blur to produce 14 new arrangements of well-known classical pieces for Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Entitled 'Classical Masterclass' Alex will amaze everyone with his skills on the bass guitar and, set against strings, harp and horns, the soundworld should be something quite unique!
The photo above is of me and Alex with Sarah Pickering from Sony and our engineer Steve Price at our meeting yesterday in London.
Tuesday, 7 April 2015
Great to have finished the vocal score for my new piece White Moth. Written to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the building of the Norfolk Wherry 'White Moth', it will be premiered in a concert on 11th July in Ranworth Church in association with Wherry Yacht Charter - more details to follow later in the year.