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Digitiphony 10/A Quantum Mass finalised and due for release 

My Tenth Digitiphony "A Quantum mass" has now been mastered by talented mastering engineer Marcin Bocinski for Legato Mastering in Warsaw, Poland, and is due to be released on 3rd January 2021 on Spotify, Apple, Tidal etc The highest quality version will be available on Bandcamp as 24/16bit, Flac or MP3 downloads. If you follow me there you will be notified when it is released and can, in the meantime stream tracks from it.

 

Digitiphony 10 is written 

I have finished writing and recording the 5th Movement of Digitiphony 10/A Quantum Mass, so therefore the whole Digitiphony is now complete. The recordings are currently being mastered by a mastering engineer in Warsaw, Poland and I have high hopes for the result when he has finished with it.

So perhaps it will be released by the end of the year !

 

Digitiphony 10 Final Movement started 

I am 4 minutes or so into writing and recording the final part of Digitiphony 10 (A Quantum Mass). It has been a long, long journey writing this Digitiphony but I think I can see the last part of the road opening up before me. I'm still not entirely sure how much more I have to write, even how it is going to end (normally I at least have some idea of how I am going to finish a Digitiphony, but not this time) - like all Digitiphonies, the writing of it is an adventure that leads me to unpredictable outcomes.

 

Digitiphony 1 score completed 

I am relived, proud, excited and apprehensive to announce that after nearly 4 years meticulous, painstaking transcription and squeezed in between other projects, using the wonderful notation app Dorico (in all its iterations to date - 1,2 and 3) I have finally completed the full score to Digitiphony 1. It feels like this score and Dorico have developed, like brother and sister, in tandem (I couldn't have done this in any other app). It’s now been sent to a master engraver to be tweaked, burnished and finalised (also in Dorico, which has so many levels) before presenting it to orchestras for commission rehearsal and, hopefully, its Orchestral Premier (pandemic allowing) in late 2021/2022

New video and song release 

Many years ago, aged 19, I wrote a song in which I looked back to being 17, which seemed, then, a lifetime before. Yet today, I look back to being 19 and it seems just the other week, even though, believe me it's a LOT longer than that. The song was called 'Nowhere' and was written for the first and only album released, on vinyl, by the band I was a part of then ('In Order of Appearance' by The Cast - 1981 https://www.discogs.com/The-Cast-In-Order-Of-Appearance/release/6099439 ) Together with Mella, the wonderful, musically empathetic singer I met last year, I made a remake, as in the original the instrumentation was just piano, but I added a violin part. Together with one of my old managers, Jennie Beaumont and some very cool helpers in Leeds, we also made a video. Here is the result