Here’s some very exciting news (at least for me) fresh off the press. Marie Schreer and I have found a venue for the first concert of our contemporary duo project Mainly Two. Not just any venue either. We’ll be taking over the Norfolk House Music Room in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, two Friday evenings on the trot. It’s a spectacular place to unleash upon the world this colourful new music for the first time. As well as premiering the new works by some top composers of the moment (over a dozen in total), we’ll be taking a brief stroll into the archives of the violin duo world, exploring some of the repertoire, giving a bit of context to this relatively unknown medium. All very exciting stuff!
Join us on May 2nd and 9th. More details can be found here.
My new group Emanata has today released its first EP, ‘Something Like That’, on Love Buzz Recordings. You can check it out below. If you like it, please download it and share it with your friends, family, grandmas, farmyard animals and various household domestic appliances.
It’s finally here! My project Emanata is finally seeing the light of day! Our début EP ‘Something Like That…’ will be released on Monday 24th February on Love Buzz Recordings. This EP has been in the works for quite some time, and features input from some incredibly talented musicians, from groups including AZEDIA, Ruby & The Vines, Polaroid 85, The Fenchurch 3io and Invisible Soul Assassins. I’m very proud to be spearheading this amazing project. In the meantime, here’s the music video to ‘Keep Off The Grass’, performed by Ana Mrdjanov and filmed by Ben Rider:
Ere be koopla things for ya weery eerz. Ta begin, a big ole jump from spayce with sum smashen droom en bayce from Perleroyd Ayteefoive (Translation: Good day to you! Here are a couple of things for your tired ears. Firstly, an impressively large jump from space accompanied by some rather pleasant liquid drum and bass from Polaroid 85.)
Below’sa kernel uv devel moosick for yer an all. (Translation: Please find below a new record from jazz quartet ‘BLAM!’ on which I was delighted to feature with a string quartet.)
Mooven taward thay oareyent, eres a collaberayshion frum Projeckt Avertan (Translation: Moving onto Eastern inspired music, here’s a recent track from my ongoing collaboration with Alok Verma and Rekesh Chauhan, Project Avartan.)
Un wun moar thing. Be it grarfick potrayells uv yung lectronek wippa snappaz ye fencee, ere they be. (Translation: On a final note, if you have headed in this general direction seeking pictorial representations of young people, presumably of an electronica persuasion, you’ll find a couple below.)