Continuing the theme of borrowed material from my PhD, I'm currently embarking on a project to write a violin piece, possibly a sonata of sorts, using the Elgar violin sonata as a starting point. I've decided to document the planning, progress and composition as part of the blog. So far I've played through the Elgar and plan tomorrow to draw out fragments that whet my fancy. Also I've sketched some musical ciphers that I wish to include and have a feeling that morse code will feature somewhere, possibly the middle movement. My usual starting point with three movement pieces is the middle and working outwards but with this piece I should like to sketch out the whole first.
A bit late news, but on 13th March CHROMA recorded two movements from (1 and 5) of Through Glass Mountains. I shall put the recordings on the site later today. It was amazing working with such an excellent group of musicians and I was very happy with the results. A quick minor revision of the scores afterwards to clear out a few mistakes and they are now ready for the portfolio!
I am now in the final throws of completing my PhD portfolio ready for submission and using the free time I have to update my YouTube channel. www.youtube.com/guybunce.
On her are a number if my contemporary pieces some including scores.
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