June 19, 2021

Another box-scraping escapade, in London and elsewhere, featuring the Violin Orchestra. Cameo apperance @Barbican from the Kwok, and many Purcellian notes reordered by the Worswick. I need a pirate ship for the next music video, preferably near Edinburgh. If you have a pirate ship I can borrow, please let me know!?

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January 1, 2021
'ello 'ello 'ello

It's a new site, innit.

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December 5, 2020
Hybrid Violin Orchestra

Our first hybrid orchestra concert, by no means the last. Innovating through necessity. Give it another 5 years and we'll probably be doing all this through haptic holograms........

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July 13, 2020
Violin Orchestra - Streets of London

Pandemic? wot pandemic? this might have been Saturday 11th July 2020, not the 13th. Either way, retrictions lifted at the last moment but we were going to be ready whatever it took ... the show must go on!

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December 2, 2019
Session at Air Edel with Christopher White

A day in the life of an awesome composer. I love working with creative genius people like Chris who really get how to blend together creativity, aesthetic sense and professional craft for amazing results

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March 30, 2019
All Aboard the ViolinBoat!

Boat + River Thames + lots of violins. This was the first of several should-have-been-first-day-of-Brexit days, if I remember rightly.

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February 27, 2016
Christmas Party (THJ tinkling ivories)

We recorded this for Classic fm sometime in 2016 or 2017 after the album came out, at Holy Trinity in Sloane Square (London). Tommy HJ (who wrote the thing) at the piano. Plus guest appearances from Olly the camouflaged page turner!

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October 30, 2015
Bruch Violin Concerto

1st movement of Bruch's violin concerto with Lindsay Ryan and Harmony Sinfonia in South London, UK (Herne Hill festival, October 2015)

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June 19, 2012
Piazzolla 'Primavera' Tango

Happily, I no longer own this shirt. Final runthrough before performing at the Barbican in London (2012)

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February 8, 2011
Who Is My Neighbour?

Here are many quartertones, accompanying a fairly timeless story, presented, with my implicit consent, in a very Christian tradition.

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January 8, 2010
Passacaglia at the Roundhouse

with Drew Balch (viola), directed by Francis Annan

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April 2, 2009
Kreisler: La Pr├ęcieuse

Viennese sweetmeat + classical haircut. Recital at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester with pianist Daniel Swain.

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April 8, 2007
Old City

In Easter 2007, after a week spent soaking up the sounds of Old City Jerusalem for the first time, my brain needed some time to process it all. This little improvisation was my instinctive response to calls to prayer, sirens, street traders, religious squawkers, and goodness knows what else...

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February 23, 2005
The Violin Player

The original recording of 'The Violin Player' by THJ. The most bittersweet piece I know. Recorded at the Riverfront Theatre in Newport (Wales) before a Live Music Now concert, sometime in ?2005.

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January 1, 1988
Early box scraping tendencies

In the late 1980s I had my own personal assistant who would place the bow on the string for me at the start of performances. My grandparents evidently had a very 1970s taste in home furnishings. I remember that shagpile carpet as if it was yesterday.

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