On February 28th we enjoyed our final Emulsion development day at The Premises Studios with Tangent, Ensemble Amorpha and Food (Iain Ballamy & Thomas Strønen). We spent the day exchanging ideas and trying out new music for the Emulsion III festival in May, in particular a new piece by Calum Gourlay, some ideas I’m preparing for my piece for the Emulsion Sinfonietta and a piece by Iain Ballamy.
The Jerwood Charitable Foundation have very generously supported us over the last year or so, and will continue to do so in the lead up to and throughout our 2 night festival.
So for this interview I get chatting to saxophonist Tom Challenger, a fine Yorkshireman living in the heart of South East London down the road (on the 185 bus) from me… I first met/heard Tom when he was studying at Guildhall, playing with all the people I was first getting to know when I moved to London.
On January 22nd Trish recorded 3 tunes at Air Studios with Chris Montague, Calum Gourlay, James Maddren, Gwilym Simcock and the BBC Concert Orchestra. There was also a cameo appearance from Emulsion oboist Lauren Weavers! Here are some photos of the day taken by Chris Kelly. Watch this space for details of when the recording is available to listen to…
For the Scotland dwellers amongst you, Trish will be performing at the Grand Hall, City Halls Candleriggs on Monday 27th January for Celtic Connections festival. Trish, Gwilym Simcock, Chris Montague, Calum Gourlay and Martin France will be performing an array of different pieces with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. ‘Sketch’ from Trish’s first album will get it’s first live premiere. Also in the programme is a trio performance of ‘Wayne’s Waltz’ and an arrangement of Gerwshwin’s ‘Lullaby’ for orchestral strings and saxophone.