Category Archives: Solo Piano

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Happy New Year

Hi all,
Back into the studio today after an enjoyable festive break. I’m currently working on preparing  library tracks for submission, some library track admin (boring but necessary), editing scores for my forthcoming solo piano sheet music collection and listening to some great work from my friends Sam and Dan Burt who have made this fine collection of trailer music.
https://soundcloud.com/borderscout/sets/redcola

The playing and recording of the next solo piano record will have to be put on hold for a while as a result of a fracture of my left thumb sustained whilst stalling my motorbike at the petrol station before Christmas. No boogie woogie for a while…what a dafty!

 

 

Sheet music available for sale.

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Recently I have been beavering away on a music score writing package called ‘Sibelius’ putting together sheet music versions of some of my solo piano tracks.

I am very pleased to be able to make them available for sale on this site if anyone would like to have a go at playing them.

Currently available in the shop are ‘Home‘ and ‘Rondo‘ both as printed music which I can post out to you or as pdf downloads for you to print at home.

 

 

Late Shows reviews

Some feedback from the first night of Late Shows Pitch Black Piano performances. Doing it all again tonight Saturday 14th May 2016 if you are free – from 7.30 on level 2 of 36 Lime Street.

 





Open Studios

Just a quick reminder that its open studios, here in the Ouseburn 36 lime streetthis coming weekend.

All of the artists within 36 Lime Street (and other arts venues around the area) will be opening their doors on Saturday and Sunday the 28th and 29th November between 10am and 5pm – its a great opportunity to see some amazing art work, chat to the artists and pick up some unique Christmas gifts.

There will be a cafe set up in the gallery space as well as a raffle where you could win some art work or maybe a £100 gift voucher.

For my part I will be giving ten minute piano recitals on level 2 at 30 minutes past the hour beginning at 11.30 on Saturday.

I hope you can come.

36 Lime Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 2PQ

In The Evening By The River

This is another track inspired by the countryside of Northumberland. The river in question in the Coquet – pronounced “Kohk-ut” which is about 40 miles long and flows from the Cheviot Hills to the North Sea. I tried to construct the piece to represent the gently flowing river passing a fixed point – the first note you hear is ‘G’ in the right hand, and later, lower in the left. This note acts as the constant reference point , while the music moves around it – it disappears for the odd bar or two, only to reappear again soon after. The left hand ‘ripples’ as the right hand plays the melody.