Category Archives: Music
I played on all the films in the Lords of the Rings Trilogy. I played hammered dulcimer as part of the Hobbit band for the scene where Gandalf rides into the Shire. I remember the first recording session at a … Continue reading
I recently played solo dulcimer on the soundtrack of the movie Hercules. The music by Fernando Velasquez was recorded in Abbey Road 2.
I am here at the Aldwych for a limited run of Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies playing percussion and second MD. There are five band members playing the score by Stephen Warbeck calls for cimbalom/percussion, percussion, guitar, clarinet … Continue reading
This is the stage band in The Winter’s Tale a ballet by Chris Wheeldon and Joby Talbot. While it is written for dulcimer, the music required a portable chromatic instrument with a 3.3 octave range. I designed and built a … Continue reading
The Royal Opera, Aldeburgh Music and Opera North brings forth two new chamber operas. This is the first time I have ever played a one player part that included cimbalom and percussion.
Here at Montreux in 1994, the main stage on the same bill as Chick Corea.
Excerpt from the 1982 film about Igor Stravinsky ‘Once at a Border’ by Tony Palmer. John Leach and I play the rare 2 cimbalom version of the ballet ‘Les Noces’.
I was involved in a production of the opera ”Minotaur” by Harrison Birtwhistle at the Royal Opera House playing cimbalom.
July 2012 saw the premier of the ballet ”Trespass” by Mark Anthony Turnage at the Royal Opera House. It was part of a collaboration with the National Gallery called Metamorphosis Titian. I played the cimbalom in a very complex score.
Image Reflection Shadow was written by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies for the Fires of London. It was for cimbalom and chamber ensemble. I performed this piece in many parts of the world and also recorded it.