I worked with Holly in November with the BBC Concert Orchestra. She’s just done an interview for a fab new website called Swap’ra… enjoy her eloquent prose!
Last year I commissioned Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian to write for My Iris (my band) and the Emulsion Sinfonietta. The new work ‘Muted Lines’ appears on my latest album ‘My Iris’, was toured during January and received its full-scale premiere at Emulsion V on January 27th 2017.
When we were fundraising for this project I recorded an interview with Cevanne:
For some time now I have been meaning to put up my latest album’s liner notes that relate to ‘Muted Lines’ and my response/sister piece ‘Tap Dance (for Baby Dodds)’ and so here they are:
Here’s a few things I’ve been investigating this week…
Joanne Brackeen – Six Ate, with Billy Hart & Cecil McBee… and this video (thanks Nikki Iles) with Joe Henderson, Kim Clarke and Keith Killgo
And Joe Henderson’s quartet with Kim Clarke, Renee Rosnes & Sylvia Cuenca
Trois preludes et fugues – Marcel Dupre (thanks Ross Stanley)… also Herbert Howell’s Rhapsodies for Organ
Alice Coltrane doc on BBC Radio 3 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08h0cc8
(and her records in general)
Jimi Hendrix & Larry Young jamming on “Nine to the Universe”
Questlove talking about working with D’Angelo:
I’ve also been reading more George Lewis’ “A Power Stronger Than Itself” and Lydia Goehr’s “The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works”
Maverick, guitarist, composer and poet Mike Walker has a new blog!
You may remember my ‘Under Your Wing’ project with Mike from 2014 (which I hope we will revisit very soon…) and the interview I did with him when he was raising funds for his ‘Ropes’ project: http://trishclowes.com/mike-walker/