Interviews
Chad Lawson Chopin Variations: Chopin, Jazz and Genre

Chad Lawson Chopin Variations: Chopin, Jazz and Genre

Steinway Artist Chad Lawson, who wrote multi-award winning albums ‘The Space Between’ and ‘The Piano’, is releasing a new CD centred on the nocturnes, preludes and waltzes of Chopin on 23 September 2014. Here he speaks about Chopin, jazz and his composition process. Initially influenced by the TV American Rock and Roll boy band Sha...
'On Beethoven'; interview with John Lill

‘On Beethoven’; interview with John Lill

When looking at one of Turner’s paintings, a lady asked the painter, ‘Why do you paint all those colours in the sky; when I look at the sky, I don’t see those colours’. ‘No Madam’, Turner replied, ‘but don’t you wish you could?’. The spiritual For the great pianist John Lill, Turner’s sense of going...
"Emancipation of dissonance never happened'; interview with composer & classical guitarist David Braid

“Emancipation of dissonance never happened’; interview with composer & classical guitarist David Braid

An interview with classical guitarist and composer David Braid with his musical influences and some strong views on musicology, the emancipation of dissonance and state funding of art… What was your route to becoming a composer? Circuitous but always inevitable – from early piano/violin lessons to guitar strumming from a singing nun when I was 10...
Jukedeck; interview with Ed Rex

Jukedeck; interview with Ed Rex

Entrepreneur, composer and writer Ed Rex launched Jukedeck last month. A choristor and choral scholar at King’s Cambridge, where he later read Music, Ed’s pieces have been published by Novello and Boosey & Hawkes. Ed also writes about about arts and technology for The Spectator. What is Jukedeck? Jukedeck is responsive music software – a computer program that...
Sven Helbig Interview: Pocket Symphonies

Sven Helbig Interview: Pocket Symphonies

An interview with Sven Helbig on his new album Pocket Symphonies and the future of classical music, held at Saatchi & Saatchi, London 30th July 2013. Could you tell us a little bit about Pocket Symphonies, when you started composing it and the inspiration behind it? I’ve been locking myself away for one year. This album is special for me...
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