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”.
Honoured to have my composition “Song of the Polar Bear” for Contrabass Clarinet written for Sarah Watts as part of the Feed the Beast Live Event in the Festival of the Mind, University of Sheffield. Visuals are by Peter & Paul (Sheffield). Voice over narration Jon Iles. Live contrabass clarinet Sarah Watts. Music by John Stringer, Gareth Churchill, Coreen Morsink, Dan Di Maggio, James McIlwrath, Eric Egan, Amaan Khan, Maria Radeschi, Sarah Watts, Erik Janson, Paul Vowles.
To view the fantastic video featuring vulnerable and endangered species accompanied by Sarah Watts on the contrabass clarinet go to:
With another round of thanks to Peter Sheppard Skaerved for his vibrant and expressive playing of Hymn to Asclepius (as part of the Lockdown Sketches for violin) which is partially based on a reconstruction of a piece of music (Hymn to Asclepius) inscribed in stone found at Epidavrus. The inscription is dated from about the 3rd Century AD but is thought to have actually composed during the Hellenistic period. May we all have good health!