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Postponements…

It seems a very long time ago that I (or any of my friends) got on a plane or a train and did a concert.  In the old universe I’d be coming home from Madrid about now after an Alternative History gig at the Spanish National Concert Hall, having premiered a lovely new piece composed for us by Peter Erskine. We’d also have recorded it, together with new songs by John Paul Jones and Sting for our new album, River God Songs. There’d have been Peter Warlock, C W Orr and E J Moeran too.

Fortunately we should be able to re-schedule both the gig and the recording, as soon as the virus allows us to put things in the diary. We’re also re-scheduling the Swaledale Festival performance of new work by John Paul Jones and Sting, the Dowland Project’s aborted Mainz gig and the Alternative History concerts in Ireland.  More details in due course. I’m now so optimistic that I’ve invested in  a 2021 diary. Fingers crossed…

In the meantime, Jacob Heringman’s fantastic album of Josquin transcriptions has been released to great acclaim. Alongside his earlier landmark recording, this makes him king of the Josquin tabs. If you’ve already got our Amores Pasados and Secret History, treat yourself to Jake’s Inviolata or Ariel Abramovich’s Imaginario  for Christmas.

I’m not being completely idle during lockdown, and I’ll do a proper post in a bit about new writing projects which I hope will keep me busy until real life returns.

 

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