ARAM (Associate, Royal Academy of Music)

I have been awarded an “Associate of the Royal Academy of Music” by RAM’s Governing Board of Directors.  The Academy bestows this award on former students who have made a “significant contribution to the music profession”.  Below is the full list of appointed associates in 2015.  It’s great to see how many of these appointments have gone […]

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Just Before the War with the Eskimos (2014)

for two violins, double bass and two custom-cast bronze bells

This piece was commissioned by the Change Ringing Ensemble, and was premiered at Limewharf, Dec 2014, with Darren Bloom Conducting.
The performers are: Eloisa-Fluer Thom (Violin), Ed McCullagh (Violin), Jakub Cywinski (Double Bass) and Tom Lee (Percussion).
An early sketch from ‘Just Before the War with the Eskimos’
 
 

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World Premiere: Just Before the War with the Eskimos

[ December 4, 2014; 12:00 am to 11:00 pm. ]

 

My new piece Just Before the War with the Eskimos was given its premiere at LimeWharf on 4th December, 2014 by the Change Ringing Ensemble, conducted by Darren Bloom.  The piece includes two custom cast-bronze bells by Artist Peter Shenai.  The bell’s shapes are modelled on the changing environmental (temperature) data of the past 100 years.

The recording will […]

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Solo: Video Recording

The video recording of (LSO Principal Viola) Paul Silverthorne playing ‘Solo’ – a collaborative piece written by Mark Simpson (Mov. I), Darren Bloom (Mov. II), and myself (Mov. III) – has gone up on the LSO YouTube Channel.
The piece was premiered on an LSO Discovery Concert at LSO St. Luke’s on 10 Feb. 2012.

Here is a […]

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Solo: Premiere by Paul Silverthorne

[ February 10, 2012; 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. ]

The first allegretto from Britten's "Lachrymae"

At his free LSO Discovery Friday lunchtime concert – 12:30 at LSO St. Luke’s this Friday – LSO and London Sinfonietta principal violist Paul Silverthorne will be premiering a new collaborative work for Viola entitled Solo.  This work is a sort of collaborative effort between Mark Simpson (Mov. I), Darren Bloom […]

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