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Conductus CD & Singing History updates

[updated 12.1.12]

Hyperion Conductus project


Cantum image

The first edit is done, so we’re on track to release the first album at the next York Early Music Festival. Mick Lynch has made a short video for  YouTube which can be seen here. It has shots from the recording sessions  and gives an idea of what his accompanying films will look like (it’s not an actual album track…). We’ve already had enquiries about future concerts, and if you would like information about the live version  please contact Robert White (rwhiteam@aol.com). There was  considerable debate about the titles of the CD series; we finally agreed on Conductus l, ll and lll, with subtitles for each one. The concerts are intended to be experimental – trying things out for future recordings but also using ideas that may only work live and not bear the inevitable repetition of a recording.

The next recording period will be in November, and the intention is to launch Conductus ll in the 2013 York Early Music Festival, at a Plainsong & Medieval Music Society event in the Chapter House of York Minster. There is a dedicateed page on this site; you can also see more details on Christopher O’Gorman’s site.  Southampton University’s Cantum Pulcriorem Invenire site has detailed informatio about the whole project, including its academic profile.


Dowland Project

DP Milan


ECM are now planning a spring release of the ‘Night Sessions’ album. Concerts are planned for late spring.


History of Singing


Potter & Sorrell  will be launched at an informal event in the CUP shop in King’s Parade, probably in March. There will be contributions from a section of the CUP choir and (hopefully) some ethnic singing introduced by Neil Sorrell. On February 4th I’ll be doing a recital of English and Italian music with Yair Avidor (lute) at Fitzwilliam College in the evening.

I’m working on a Prezi presentation for a History of Singing page which will link aspects of the book to some of my performing and recording activities.

More soon.

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