Tuesday, 21 July 2015
Tickets have just gone on sale for a concert in one of my brother Andrew Hawes' churches in Swinstead, Lincolnshire. I'll be on the piano with upcoming soprano soloist Elizabeth Adams and poetry read by Andrew.
We'll be performing some of own song collaborations as well as the works of other English authors and composers from a variety of periods.
A beautiful evening of music in a beautiful rural setting!
Tuesday, 14 July 2015
I've just finished the last recording session with Alex James (Blur) for the Sony ATV 'Juice' label and it's sounding amazing!
We recorded the strings section a month or so ago with Alex but we've just finished off a few bits to complete the set. CLICK HERE to see great behind the scenes footage posted by the English Session Orchestra from the strings recording session. The video is the strings section recording my new arrangement of Praeludium from Grieg's Holberg Suite - amazing! Alex James is in the foreground (back to camera) and we're recording in his barn.
Friday, 10 July 2015
A busy morning recording an interview for BBC Radio Norfolk and BBC Look East ahead of the concert tomorrow night at Ranworth Church in Norfolk!
Started this morning at Barton House where most of the Norfolk Wherries are moored, on a Live broadcast with Thordis Fridriksson for the popular morning programme. Hear it on the iPlayer (scroll to 02:19:25). It was great to see the wherry White Moth in all her glory sailing on the river and on beautiful summer's morning as she headed on her journey to end up at Ranworth later today. I can't wait for the world premiere of the new work I've written about this wherry tomorrow night!
Then the BBC Look East team came to film a feature which will go out tonight at 6:30pm.
A few tickets are still available for the concert at Ranworth Church, Norfolk at 7:30pm. https://secure.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk/Online/default_Other.asp?show=Water The concert will feature a new work by Patrick plus music from Handel, Britten and Gibbons.
Monday, 6 July 2015
Here's a taster video of the recording from last week at Abbey Road Studios in London. We were there recording a selection of tracks from The Great War Symphony and I was conducting the English Session Orchestra for Audio Network. Later in the day the National Youth Choir were recorded in Studio One - the same studio used by Sir Edward Elgar, Sir Thomas Beecham, The Beatles and Pink Floyd!
It was thrilling to hear some of the music come alive whilst I continue to write the rest of the work ahead of the big premiere in 2018!