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String Quartet No 3

 

Recorded at the Centre For Musical Arts, Dubai, UAE (April 13, 2017)

Lorelei String Quartet:

Natalia Vaskinova & Jennie Lee Foster (violins), Francesca Lett (viola), Angharad Maxwell (violoncello)

  1.   Allegro
  2.   Andantino
  3.   Quasi un minuetto
  4.   Poco Moderato – Presto – Poco Moderato

Concert at Centre for Musical Arts

On Thursday 13th April, 2017, the Centre for Musical Arts in Dubai hosted a concert of my music performed by musicians living and working in Dubai. Pieces included:

Carry her over the water – performed by Jubilate (director Jennie Lee-Foster)

Dorian – for violin and pianoforte – Crosby Barrett (violin), Magdalena Wajdzik (pianoforte)

Some become stars – for eight violas (Francesca Knowles, Stephanie Duarte, Imogen Lillywhite, Calum Mciver, Hannah Mason, Jennie Lee Foster, Crosby Barrett, Natalie Oughourlian)

Vox – for piano and string quartet, Lorelei Quartet (Natalia Vaskinova, Jennie Lee-Foster, Francesca Knowles, Angharad Maxwell) and Sophie Griggs (pianoforte)

Moving On – for pianoforte (Magdalena Wojdzik)

The infusion of impossible things – for flute, piano and string trio – Tala Badri (flute), Mariola Sokolowska (pianoforte), Anne Mouslmani (violin), Imogen Lillywhite (viola), Anna Lashko (violoncello)

I count the islands (and I sigh) – for viola and small orchestra (Stephanie Duarte (solo viola) Dubai Chamber Orchestra (directed by Jon Barrett))

String Quartet No 3 – performed by the Lorelei Quartet (Natalia Vaskinova, Jennie Lee-Foster, Francesca Knowles & Angharad Maxwell)

Two Pages, Two Minutes – solo violin (Niko Managazze)

 

 

Response

Written in conjunction with the choreographer Vivian Rojas Response uses two pieces Above the Canopy (from my CD Rainforest) and Six-Four-Two, written for this performance.

In this recording, the dancers are Vivian Rojas and Anne Cabanel, the Violinists, Emma Stansfield and Rachel Barton.

The recording was made at The Fridge, Dubai, November 2010

Of the dance, Vivian writes: Response is a contemporary dance piece that works with words such as giving, receiving, suggesting and reacting. When sharing that experience, the relationship between two dancing bodies inspired by two energetic violins, gives as a result a symphonic variety of possibilities on the stage.