Scores etc. .

Hello Everyone!

Sorry I have been a little quiet (I have missed chatting to people on social media)…but I have been working hard to finish some things…here they are:

…at last the scores for my album Solo Piano have now been published and are available for download in various online stores...they are also available for download on the iPad app at Sheet Music Direct for those who prefer not to print everything out!

Scores here:

 

Ipad App here:

 

Also, my Fall mixtape is available for free here…this mixtape contains re-workings of tracks for Solo Piano and a little hint of what is to come on my Fables EP…

 

Love & virtual hugs to Everyone,

A xx

 

Looking Back, Looking Forward…

Dear Friends…behold my beautiful desk! I have decided that the time has come to cease working from a Macbook propped on my bed and allow myself a proper desk, given that I am about to spend inordinate hours editing videos and generally doing all the less-than-exciting administrative stuff that I need to do to keep my artistic ‘show on the road’…

 

My new desk comes with a story, of course - it used to be in my Father’s office in the 1980s and 1990s (I remember sitting at this desk as a child, playing with an electronic calculator and a 1990s Mac Classic computer, thinking it was the most exciting thing imaginable and that I couldn’t wait to grow up and have 'all this', all to myself). Well, Folks, my little childhood dream has now come true, as Dad has restored the desk and given it to me, where it will now stay in my studio….obviously I am writing at it now. The desk was also hand-delivered and installed by my Father, a nerve-wracking enterprise that included taking my studio door off the hinges and eventually taking the lid off the desk using the-only-screwdriver-I-own in order to get it in to the room. Anyway, eventually we got there. Thanks, Dad.

 

A week or so ago, I shared the below photograph from 29.01.14, the day we shot the piano scenes for my Butterflies video (if you haven’t seen it already it is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VAaKPe2iIQ )

It’s a nice reminder that I have made some art I am proud of...I am excited to be in the process of making more. Thank you to everyone who has been part of my artistic journey so far, may there be many exciting and gratifying creative adventures ahead.

 

A xx

n o t e s from the sea . . .

Recorded 18th August 2015 at Châteaux de Sarceaux - with thanks to the Marquis et Marquise Gicquel des Touches

Hello Everyone! I realise it’s been ages since I wrote any kind of blog, but I am keen to get back to it, both to keep everyone informed and also because it helps me to create better art, as the connection with the people who listen to my music and watch my videos generally fuels my creativity…and it stops me from slacking when things get tough!

 

So, to summarise the past month or so…I’ve spent quite a bit of time in France, supposedly on holiday, but then I was asked to do a little performance in ‘the great outdoors’…which turned into five…Anyway, as you know, I love performing music, so this was really enjoyable! As I played my piano for about 90 minutes each evening, there was also the chance to try out in front of a live audience new music I have written that is yet to be recorded (from Fables) and push some of this music further in it’s development than I have done so far. One of the other great joys of this experience was playing for a really diverse audience (most of my gigs so far have been in a nightclub environment, so people who are under the legal drinking age are not allowed in). One evening during my ‘unofficial French tour’ a parent of a small child who had been sitting on the ground in front of my piano for almost the whole performance, said to me after ‘You know…my little girl thinks you are a real live fairy princess…’ (I LOVE this. I will be a fairy princess any day of the week…)

 

Plans…my dear friends, there are many. Recording Fables is my next priority. Also finishing shooting the video for Fables…I began filming something earlier this Summer, but I need to finish shooting the footage and editing it. This will take some time, as all my videos are directed by little ol' me and then I have to spend ages editing them myself in FCPX - there is no ‘secret editor’ working for me behind the scenes…I would rather do it this way, though, as then I can put more money in to bringing you the most (lovingly) well-crafted sonic experience and as for the videos…well, um, at least you know they are of my own artistic vision…

 

Finally, I have also had another idea…which I think will really please people who have already bought Solo Piano and Butterflies…more on this (& two other ideas I am still figuring out the detail on) next week…!

 

Love to Everyone (and please keep emailing / messaging me on social media etc. I really love to hear from people…as much as I need solitude to make my art, I hate feeling ‘alone’ with it…)

 

A xx

 

ps the scores for Solo Piano are coming!!!!