December 18th, 2013

Oxford University Press

‘I’ve been invited to submit an essay for a publication for Oxford University Press coming out in the new year on the theme of music and shape. It happens to tie in with work I’m doing at the moment on the forthcoming Es Muss Sein website (further info in this site). The piece will be a performer’s guide to playing solo Bach and the steps we take to turn the abstract image of the notes as they are presented on the page into something that tells a story. I’ll be exploring the interplay between three layers in the text: underlying harmonic rhythm, melodies embedded in the lines of notes, and how both of these relate to the note values themselves. It’s a nice chance to articulate something I’ve been thinking about for a while. More news will follow early in the 2014. In the meantime, happy holidays to everyone and thanks for visiting!’