Exciting news..... my duo with soprano Anna-Clare Monk will be part of a collaborative project with Foden's Brass Band and Andy Scott which will be performing at the South Bank and at the Commonwealth Games next year...
from a press release by Foden's...
"Foden's are pleased to announce that they have been awarded funding to commission a new work by the PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Biennial. The highly prestigious and high profile scheme will present a series of commissioned works from British composers across the UK in 2014, as Scotland prepares to celebrate the Commonwealth Games.
Organisations from all over the country were invited to submit ideas for commissions, and Foden’s Band made the successful application for a new work by their composer in residence Andy Scott.
The new commission will be premiered in the North West in 2014 and will feature in a hour long programme of works by Andy Scott that will feature Foden's, harpist Lauren Scott and soprano Anna-Clare Monk on stage (Anna-Clare and Lauren recently set some of Andy’s music to create several new songs). It is hoped that a DVD of the project will also be produced." more here
I'm really looking forward to working with Foden's, they are a great band!
I've just finished editing a couple of new videos with Anna-Clare from a concert we did recently. As it's Britten's centenary year, here are a couple of Britten songs. Not the usual harp ones!
Nice little Kickstarter project by Lara Somogyi - I think Kickstarter is such a good idea. It's not easy to get funding for projects so it's good to see harpists getting out there and creating and finding innovative ways of funding it.
Harp and loops.... what's not to love about this project!
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