snapshot of score of Double Entendre

Double Entendre for piano and stereophonic brass band

Good morning! Welcome to my web site, where you can find out about my music, and listen to some of it, as well as my various other ventures over the years.

20 January 2020

I’m currently giving serious thought to a revival of my old Life and Times with a new Perfect Stranger band. Watch this space...

Quite separately, I recently added a little rediscovered ditty for solo guitar called Face to the site.

PsychoYogi News

(For newcomers to this site, along with the activities described here, I also play fretless bass guitar in PsychoYogi — see my Biography.)

My own Kapadokya, which was developed from one of the tunes I originally wrote for The Europeans back in 1995, has developed somewhat and is now a semi-established part of our repertoire. This is, as far as I know, the first non-Ramsing composition PsychoYogi has ever played!

We played at the Brunswick on a dark and stormy night in Hove at the end of October, supporting the Far Meadow, a sort of Yes-alike prog band. Sparsely attended due to the weather, but appreciated nonetheless. Then it was back to Biddle Bros. in Hackney a week or so later. And it’s back to Biddles again on 7 Feb.

The ‘live’ videos of four of our songs have been well received and appreciated. These were not in front of an audience, hence my scare-quotes, but we did play and record in real time — it was all done in our (former?) drummer Jonas Golland’s bedroom! It was good fun, if a little tricky to negotiate the stands for three mics, three cameras and three lights in a very confined space — but we managed. They’re all on YouTube: Therapy Session, The Magic Tellingbone, Happy Family and Evening Call.

I put ‘(former?)’ before Jonas’s name above because he has followed other directions. Instead we have the excellent Ravi Low-Beer behind the kit, so all is well drummer-wise!... except that since I wrote that sentence Ravi is now also snowed under with other commitments, so we’re working with the excellent Arnold Lane on the traps. But neither Ravi nor Jonas is ruled out for future collaboration.

The album Shrine is still available to download and listen to on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon (among others?).

Older News

Apart from all that, naturally, this web site: explore my works, read my biography, keep track of your harp pedal settings, and see what’s on the various other pages. You can also get in touch with me via the Contact form. And for those with a taste for historical technical curiosities, there’s even a page about my NotaFile document — and the document itself.

As well as listening to my MIDI recordings on this site, you can visit my channels on YouTube and SoundCloud to hear the same MIDI realizations of eight of my works, and see the same YouTube videos as you can see here, to get a glimpse of the scores (in most cases). These pieces are available: Hall of Mirrors V, Bebop, lovesongs, The Bossa Nova Variations, Return of the Son of the Bebop Variations, Variations on a Theme of George Harrison, Music for an Imaginary Ballet, Five Pieces for Saxophone Quartet and a little musical joke called Porterstraum.

Also on the Listen page is my standard disclaimer about MIDI recordings, and a note about browser compatibility with the players for YouTube, SoundCloud and plain MP3s embedded in these pages.

 
And in case anyone’s wondering, what I’m actually looking at in that photo is not the score of Double Entendre, but a large owl perched on my wrist.