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  • Open Studio - updated information

  • 'Messiaen and Synaesthesia'

  • Open Studio - updated information  -   08/04/2014

    Invitations have been sent out for my open Studio event over a weekend in May. This is exclusively for members of my mailing list so if you would like details, please join my list via the contacts page. The event will include a sale of framed and unframed work at discounted prices, together with musical and artistic happenings here at my studio and home. The Saturday will feature a hands-on art workshop run by Zoë McMillan for adults and children. No previous art experience is necessary and both beginners and those with some painting experience will be catered for. The workshop will consist of 45 minute sessions for small groups - sign up on the day. Also on Saturday one of my neighbours, Catherine McLean, who plays violin in an instrumental ensemble performing mainly folk music has kindly agreed to come along with her friends to entertain us from 2-3pm. On the Sunday afternoon come and hear 'The Wisetones'! Organised by Liz Boyden, this (possibly) unique quartet of bassoons, including the impressive contrabassoon (an endangered species), will perform classical and popular pieces in two sessions during the afternoon. The weekend will be in aid of humanitarian, wildlife and musical charities, including the Whitehall Choir (of which I am a member). This really will be a major 'stock clearance' so do bring your friends and a large carrier bag! Unframed paintings and sketches will start at £1. Much stuff will be free; for example, about 200 classical CDs, many of which are still in their original cellophane wrappers and in pristine condition.

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    'Messiaen and Synaesthesia'  -   12/01/2013

    The film that I made in January 2008 is still up on the website of the Philharmonia Orchestra and is now also on YouTube. Lasting about 5 minutes, it is introduced by Peter Hill, Messiaen's biographer. To see the film, click on the link below. The October podcast, of which the film forms the latter part, also features interviews with Sir Charles Mackerras and George Benjamin.

    Messiaen and Synaesthesia film

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