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Wise Words!

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Ailis Ni Riain – The Thinking Person’s Composer!

Enjoying a meet up with international award winning composer and wordsmith Ailis Ni Riain today in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Ailis was speeding through the city on another whistle stop tour playing contemporary music at the Blue Coat last … Continue reading

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Herb Alpert – Going Strong At 80 Years Old…

HERB ALPERT – STILL GOING STRONG AT 80 HERB ALPERT AND HIS FAMOUS TRUMPET PHOTO BY GERRY WERSH – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY ELLIOT STEPHEN COHEN “To me the Arts are the catalyst to having a fulfilling life,” says Herb … Continue reading

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More Trumpet Art…

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RLPO – Michael Nyman ‘Hillsborough Symphony’ – Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Today sees the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra giving the world premiere of another work. This time by the prolific film music composer Michael Nyman. The symphony is dedicated to the memory of the ninety-six victims (and their families) of the … Continue reading

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An Interview With Ethan Bensdorf…

The current ‘new’ generation of classical trumpeters out there is very strong globally. These young guys are competing internationally with the very best out there. Their overall game is more complete than ever. Of course, it is easier than ever … Continue reading

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Delia Derbyshire Day 2014 – The Consequences Of Falling!

Great rehearsal with bassist Geth Griffiths tonight. We will be performing the work ‘The Consequences Of Falling’ by Ailis Ni Riain for solo trumpet and acoustic double bass specially commissioned for Delia Derbyshire Day in Manchester tomorrow evening… DELIA DERBYSHIRE … Continue reading

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Fabulous iPhone Amplifiers Made From Salvaged Brass Instruments…

Artist Christopher Locke builds and sells Analog Tele-Phonographers, amplifiers for iPhones and iPads that are built out of repurposed brass instruments and require no external power source….

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Waving Not Drowning – A Conducting Manual – Hilarious!

After the recent posting on here, of the interview conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen gave to BBC News, I thought I would post a plug for a very interesting book co-written by an old friend of mine, Lev Parikian. Lev is the … Continue reading

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Michael Finnissy – The History Of Photography In Sound…

My old school chum from my times at Chetham’s School of Music, international concert pianist Ian Pace, has recently released his latest album – a recording of Michael Finnissy’s epic – ‘The History of Photography in Sound’. On the Divine … Continue reading

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