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Working on the opening of Excelsus by Cheryl Frances-Hoad. It's been awhile since I worked on this piece... #100daysofpractice #day8 #cello #classicalmusicians #contemporaryclassical #classicalmusic #cherylfranceshoad #requiemaeternum #intonation #practice

NEWS: Cheryl Frances-Hoad signs to Music Sales. We're super excited to welcome her to the family! #womencomposers #classicalmusic #transferwindow #musicpublishing #cherylfranceshoad

Such a fantastic week with Karin Hendrickson who really brought music to life with her passion and attention to details! Amazing conducting, thank you for performing with us tonight! Loved the rarely played Sibelius’s Suite of the Belshazzar’s Feast and the beautiful phrasing of Ivana Gavric who performed Haydn’s Piano Concerto no.11 and the newly commissioned Between the Skies, the River and the Hills by Cheryl-Frances Hoad! I even got to meet Cheryl’s mother Anne, who was a flute player herself, student of Gareth Morris!!! 😄💛 What a great day.
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@southbanksinfonia #southbanksinfonia #londonwaterloo #classicalmusic #flute #flöte #flautist #flutist #orchestra #conductor #haydn #sibelius #cherylfranceshoad #silvijascerbaviciute #contemporarymusic #newcomission #concert

Lovely to catch up with Composers’ Fund recipient Cheryl Frances-Hoad at the rehearsal for tonight’s performance at St Johns Waterloo - the premier of ‘Between the Skies, the River and the Hills’. #composersfund #fundedbyprsf #composer #newmusic #classicalmusic #cherylfranceshoad #southbanksinfonia #live #livemusic #womenmakemusic #womeninmusic #composer

‘I wanted to pen something utterly heart-on-sleeve, with big melodies and grand pianistic gestures, something unashamedly over the top but also totally sincere, perhaps occasionally even a little romantically unhinged...’
@cherylhoad on her piece written for the #newlovesongs project.
Listen to the track here on @applemusic 👇
https://apple.co/2kJ3zeJ
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Pleased to share the second of our series of weekly live videos in May from our Conceptual Concert.
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This multimedia installation pays tribute to the friendship between poet and artist, and unveils - in the composer’s own voice - the inspiration behind the music.
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RECONCILIATION | STAR FALLING
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#CherylFrancesHoad, composer (2004)
#ElseLaskerSchüler, poet (1910)
#FranzMarc, artist (1912)
#AnnieYim, pianist
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*Pre-recorded reading by composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad.
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#musicartlondon #multidisciplinary #piano #poem #poetry #art #live #performance #installation

Feeling like a child in a massive playground this morning @steinwayhalluk choosing my piano for a recording of #Haydn and #CherylFrancesHoad concerti with the @southbanksinfonia and #KarinHendrickson with the lovely Uli #Gerhartz #pianistslife #happiness

Philip Glass told the story of his first meeting with Allen Ginsberg, “In 1988…I happened to run into Allen Ginsberg at St. Mark’s Bookshop in New York and asked him if he would perform with me. We were in the poetry section, and he grabbed a book from the shelf and pointed out Wichita Vortex Sutra. The poem, written in 1966 and reflecting the anti-war mood of the times, seemed highly appropriate for the occasion. I composed a piano piece to accompany Allen’s reading, which took place at the Schubert Theater on Broadway.” Ginsberg spent three weeks in Wichita, Kansas writing this poem in 1966 in the midst of the Vietnam War. His original performance with Glass included the second half of this epic anti-war poem. In our version, Ed Baker has formed a new collage of the words of Ginsberg, choosing sections from the poem to highlight his own response as an American to Ginsberg’s poem and Glass’s music, which rings true today.
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The Poet Speaks: From Debussy to Pärt included works mutually inspired between music, poetry and art. Visual artists: #FranzMarc #Rauschenberg Poets: #Baudelaire #Betrand #ElseLaskerSchüler #AllenGinsburg #ZaffarKunial #EdBaker Composers: #Debussy #Ravel #ArvoPärt #JohnCage #CherylFrancesHoad #PhilipGlass Pianist and founder of MusicArt London #AnnieYim
#symbolist #minimalist #conceptual #contemporary
#ThePoetSpeaks #musicartlondon #recordedvoices #hands #ipad #performance #multimedia #collaboration #concert #London
Photo: Sophie Baker

“Each work is no more than a few minutes long, and yet contains a microcosm of the composer’s unique stamp, carrying far more than meets the eyes and ears. The poets’ voices shine through these piano compositions as an inspiring light.” The Poet Speaks: From Debussy to Pärt, for live piano and recorded voices, 16 March 2018.
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Woodcut print image by expressionist artist Franz Marc (1912), poem by Else Lasker-Schüler (1910) pre-recorded reading by composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad, music by Cheryl Frances-Hoad (Star Falling, 2004), performed by Annie Yim. #music #art #poetry #piano #composer #poet #performance #multimedia #London.
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Programme of works mutually inspired between music, poetry and art. Visual artists: #FranzMarc #Rauschenberg Poets: #Baudelaire #Betrand #ElseLaskerSchüler #AllenGinsburg #ZaffarKunial #EdBaker Composers: #Debussy #Ravel #ArvoPärt #JohnCage #CherylFrancesHoad #PhilipGlass Pianist and founder of MusicArt London #AnnieYim
#symbolist #minimalist #conceptual #contemporary
Photo: Sophie Baker

Yesterday’s performance of The Poet Speaks: From Debussy to Pärt. Looking & listening to Versöhnung (Reconciliation) by poet Else Lasker Schüler, which was the original inspiration for our multimedia piece:
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There will be a large star falling into my lap...
Let us wake this night

Pray in the languages
Which are incised like harps

Let us reconcile this night to us -
So much God overflowing ... Our hearts are children,
They want to rest sleepysweet.

And our lips want to kiss each other
Why are you shy?

Does not my heart border on yours -
Your blood always colours my cheeks red.

Let us reconcile this night to us,
When we caress each other we don’t die

There will be a large star falling into my lap.
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Woodcut print image by expressionist artist Franz Marc (1912), poem by Else Lasker-Schüler (1910) pre-recorded reading by composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad, music by Cheryl Frances-Hoad (Star Falling, 2004), performed by Annie Yim. #music #art #poetry #piano #composer #poet #inspiration #musicartlondon #FranzMarc #ElseLaskerSchüler #CherylFrancesHoad #AnnieYim #performance #multimedia #London
Programme of works mutually inspired between music, poetry and art. Visual artists: #FranzMarc #Rauschenberg Poets: #Baudelaire #Betrand #ElseLaskerSchüler #AllenGinsburg #ZaffarKunial #EdBaker Composers: #Debussy #Ravel #ArvoPärt #JohnCage #CherylFrancesHoad #PhilipGlass
#symbolist #minimalist #conceptual #contemporary
Photo: Sophie Baker

“I wrote the poem so it looked almost like a postage stamp, something very small, but hopefully able to carry much more. Each line can be read after a pause or as a continuous train of thought. The image of a ‘stamp’ of light on the floor seemed to fit with my own response to Arvo Pärt’s music, which made me think of light footsteps and echoes of light.” Acclaimed poet Zaffar Kunial, whose collection “Us” will be published this summer by Faber, wrote “Sunlight” in response to Arvo Pärt’s iconic Für Alina (1976) specially for today’s performance.
The poem will be performed together with the music as part of a multimedia installation @cityuniversitylondon concert series at Performance Space, 1pm (for 1.10). We are excited that 50 exquisite booklets with Zaffar’s poem handmade by book artist Pauline Rafal will be available at the concert, all proceeds go to support the generous contribution of the poet.
Programme of works mutually inspired between music, poetry and art: The Poet Speaks: From Debussy to Pärt.
#bookart #PaulineRafal #poetry #music #art #performance #piano #AnnieYim #musicartlondon
Visual artists: #FranzMarc #Rauschenberg Poets: #Baudelaire #Betrand #ElseLaskerSchüler #AllenGinsburg #ZaffarKunial #EdBaker Composers: #Debussy #Ravel #ArvoPärt #JohnCage #CherylFrancesHoad #PhilipGlass #pianist #AnnieYim #symbolist #minimalist #conceptual #contemporary

Join us tomorrow Friday 16 March, 1pm at City, University of London - link in bio - for a new version of #JohnCage 4’33” as a multimedia installation with poetry, light, sound. It forms part of a larger music programme of works combining music and poetry: The Poet Speaks: From Debussy to Pärt. 4’33” was performed here by Annie Yim, silently reading a poem A Kind of Silence by Ed Baker - Something divided by nothing/becomes everything/but only in the limit/a limit that’s never reached.... Shown here in the company of Alphabets by #JasperJohns @ordovasgallery in 2016, with dress kindly provided by @erdem. Programme of works mutually inspired between music, poetry and art. Visual artists: #FranzMarc #Rauschenberg Poets: #Baudelaire #Betrand #ElseLaskerSchüler #AllenGinsburg #ZaffarKunial #EdBaker Composers: #Debussy #Ravel #ArvoPärt #JohnCage #CherylFrancesHoad #PhilipGlass #pianist #AnnieYim #symbolist #minimalist #conceptual #contemporary

In celebration of International Women's Day we are producing a series of blogs from influential female musicians and women working in the music industry. Composer and performer, @cherylhoad is our latest contributor. Click the link in the bio to read her entry. #internationalwomensday #womeninmusic #IWD #cherylfranceshoad #cherylhoad #femalecomposer #femalemusician

Music and Poetry combined in our next Conceptual Concert for piano+recorded voices ‘The Poet Speaks: From Debussy to Pärt’. Join us on March 16! Details on link in bio. Image: Ravel’s Scarbo (1908) with Aloysius Betrand’s poem from Gaspard de la Nuit. #ThePoetSpeaks #March16 #musicartlondon #recordedvoices #piano #installation #sound #experiment #performance #poets #composers Poets: #Baudelaire #Betrand #ElseLaskerSchüler #AllenGinsburg #ZaffarKunial #EdBaker Composers: #Debussy #Ravel #ArvoPärt #JohnCage #CherylFrancesHoad #philipglass #pianist #AnnieYim #behindthescenes #symbolist #minimalist #conceptual #contemporary

As the most performed living composer for the seventh consecutive year, Arvo Pärt’s path to find his own voice was a difficult one. He eventually broke through a long period of silent searching with this piano composition Für Alina (1976). The piece has a quiet purity and lightness as freshly fallen snow. #musicartlondon #piano #poetry #march16 #ThePoetSpeaks #london #snow #March16 #recordedvoices #performance #poets #composers Poets: #Baudelaire #Betrand #ElseLaskerSchüler #AllenGinsburg #ZaffarKunial #EdBaker Composers: #Debussy #Ravel #ArvoPärt #JohnCage #CherylFrancesHoad #philipglass #pianist #AnnieYim #symbolist #minimalist #conceptual #contemporary

Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s iconic piano piece Für Alina (1976) marked the beginning of his ‘tintinnabuli’ (little bells) style, after almost a decade of silence. This piece inspired a new work by acclaimed poet Zaffar Kunial called Sunlight (2018) to be premiered on March 16. Images: Annie Yim; Zaffar Kunial; Arvo Pärt courtesy of Birgit Püve/Arvo Pärt Centre.
#ThePoetSpeaks #March16 #musicartlondon #recordedvoices #piano #performance #poets #composers Poets: #Baudelaire #Betrand #ElseLaskerSchüler #AllenGinsburg #ZaffarKunial #EdBaker Composers: #Debussy #Ravel #ArvoPärt #JohnCage #CherylFrancesHoad #philipglass #pianist #AnnieYim #behindthescenes #symbolist #minimalist #conceptual #contemporary

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