On May 5, 2012, Jazz trumpeter and visionary composer Wadada Leo Smith released Ten Freedom Summers, a large-scale work 34 years in the making, comprising a four-disc box set. 383 more words
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1. Incidents of Sudden Awareness for Digital Orchestra (2016) 28:41
(The music is divided into two parts with only a slight break between. Sounds include digital ‘orchestral’ instruments including conventional sounding strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion, digitally modified instruments, and electronic sound.) 106 more words
Who or what inspired you to take up composing, and pursue a career in music?
When I was 14 I started writing songs and realised I had so much music in my head that I didn’t know how to write down, as I couldn’t play any instruments. 1,431 more words
This new album celebrates the piano music of British composer Paul Burnell, spanning 30 years. Paul had recorded and produced previous albums himself, but in this instance he decided it was time to work with another musician, the pianist, composer and recording engineer James Bacon who runs the Piano Recording Studio. 429 more words