Dear visitors, I have decided to have a creative outpouring while I am on vocal rest! I am busily working on various short stories, my book 'The Silver Man', painting, composing and organising future projects and exciting musical collaborations back in the UK. While I was reviewing my video album I found some arias I sang in my kitchen last year in Berlin, far from perfect, but an example of a singer enjoying singing at home! Shortly after I made these I discovered I had voca
Jeff Buckley's Dido's Lament is commented on by cellist by Philip Sheppard, who accompanied him and called it 'beyond classical music'. The interpretation took place at the Meltdown Festival (Royal Festival Hall) in 1995. This audio is a fragment from the BBC Soul Music program on Dido's Lament. It was part of an exploration of early music songs performed by pop and rock singers, organised by Elvis Costello, and I am writing about it as it demonstrates authenticity in perform
Dear lovely visitors to my blog. I have started painting as a new medium of artistic expression to fill the void of temporarily not being able to sing or teach. So far I am just creating without a care for technique and decided to just go ahead and paint rather than to take classes. I decided this for my piano too, and although I am often frustrated at the limitations of my playing, I am able to use the piano, as with the new found painting, as a source of honest expression.