Late Music Conversations podcast series
Composer Hayley Jenkins interviews composers and performers of music presented at Late Music concerts, to provide insight into the pieces, and why and how they were created.
Interview: Jenny Jackson
Composer Jenny Jackson has the first performance of her piece Pacemaker in the evening concert on Saturday 4 December, performed by pianist Ian Pace. She discusses her background and the piece with Hayley Jenkins.
Interview: David Power
Composer David Power has a piece in each of the two concerts on Saturday 6 November. The lunchtime piece Joy, one of the Contemporary Piano Soundbites, composed during Lockdown 2020, was intended to cheer people up. The evening piece Transfiguration, performed by the Elysian Singers is based on several fragments of Biblical text, and intended to be a calming piece.The interview includes a discussion about changes of listening styles given new technology.
Interview: David Lancaster
David Lancaster is a composer and associate professor at York St John University in York. He has a piece in each of the two concerts on Saturday 6th November: Angelus, one of the Contemporary Piano Soundbites pieces for Duncan Honeybourne; and Feathers performed by the Elysian Singers. He discusses them here.
Interview: Duncan Honeybourne
Duncan Honeybourne is performing his collection of Contemporary Piano Soundbites at our lunchtime recital on Saturday 6th November. During Lockdown 2020, he commissioned a series of short piano pieces (the “soundbites”) from many composers, pieces responding to the pandemic or lockdown, which he performed online. On Saturday, they will be performed live. He is interviewed about them here.