With thanks to Sophie Lanthier who will give the premiere of my latest composition Drys: The Mighty Oak for Bass Flute, June 21st, at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Toronto, Canada in a Noon Time Recital of works by Amanda Harberg, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Ian Clarke, Debussy, Bach and Coreen Morsink
In September of 2021 I moved classrooms and had the task of decorating a lovely giant classroom. I didn’t have enough pictures related to music so I took a beautiful calendar of the traditional bridges of Greece and put them up on the front bulletin board. I love these bridges: they are so mysterious and have echoes of the days when travellers would need them to cross the swollen rivers in the spring and shepherds would cross their abundant sheep and goats across. Some of the children in my classes, however ask me why I have put all these photos up and what do they have to do with music? I had to think about that for a while and the next day (I really couldn’t find an answer right away) I realised one of my favourite songs is from Clannad, A Bridge (That Carries Us Over) as well as Simon and Garfunkel’s A Bridge Over Troubled Water. I have never written any songs or instrumental music with the theme of bridges (which now surprises me!) but I did write a poem back in 2015 with a similar theme as in these two songs. To read that poem and others visit https://coreenmorsink.wordpress.com/love-flows/
Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Roderick Chadwick will give a concert October 21, 7pm at the Deptford Town Hall, Goldsmiths University of London, UK in a programme of contemporary works and premieres. With thanks for having the Lockdown Sketches as part of the concert!
Lockdown Wonders (works for solo violin) 2020-2021 programme: Sadie Harrison: The River Dreams of Winter Roger Redgate: Caprice 4 Naki Hakim: Miroir Gregory Rose: Peut-être Le Merle Mihailo Trandafilovski: Grain & Song Paul Pellay: Consolazione David Hackbridge Johnson: Preludes for Charles II Coreen Morsink: Lockdown Sketches Tom Metcalf: Memories of a Pixelated River Edward Cowie: Bird Portraits (Piano and Violin) 2020
With many thanks to Peter Sheppard Skaerved for his collaboration on my Lockdown Sketches for violin. It all started from contemplating on his drawing Door of the wind, 19 4 2020 and other sketches….and just kept on going like ‘this is the song that never ends…’ Have a look his art from 2020 here https://www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com/…/spring…/ and his concert series here.
Preludes & Vollenteries reviv’d!St
Mary Abchurch, London. Saturday May 29th 6pm
The first of four concerts – the return of Peter Sheppard Skaerved’s ‘Preludes & Vollenteries series. In association with ‘The Friends of the City Churches’Programme to include works by Biber, Baltsar, Purcell, Matteis
Coreen Morsink – ‘Lockdown Sketches’
This will be a socially distanced concert and there is a cap of 30 places available. Admission, payable on pre-booking £15 (£7 concessions)
With thanks to violinist Carol Fujino and cellist Paul Widner of Ensemble Continuum for their extraordinary premiere of my work A Stack of Human Dilemmas. Premiered online from Toronto, Canada, April 8, 2021.
My latest composition, A Stack of Human Dilemmas for violin and cello will premiere online, Thursday April 8th, 7pm EDT, Toronto, Canada played by Continuum Ensemble members Carol Fujino and Paul Widner. This work is based on a series of sculptures by artist Judith Morsink. Thanks to Continuum and the PIVOT programme for emerging Canadian composers held by the Canadian League of Composers
Nine of the Sculptures by Judith Morsink which inspired the work
A huge thank you to Tetractys Publishing for the launching of the score of Timbral Winds for duo alto flute and to Carla Rees and Karin de Fleyt for their beautiful premiere performance of the work at Cafe Oto, London, UK. https://www.tetractys.co.uk/photo_16822802.html
An enormous thank you to the Ligeti Quartet for premiering my composition “Time’s Doorway” as part of their Workout! session series. I am truly grateful. The piece reflects on a quote by the ancient Greek philosopher Apollodorus who wrote (translated by M.L. West) “Who at such a time has come to the edge of the doorway?” Hence, the title “Time’s Doorway”.