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’.
The Brit Awards with Nigel Kennedy at the Royal Albert Hall. I am playing cimbalom in a duet with him on Monti’s Csardas.
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.
This was bought from the estate of famous Dutch painter Constant. He was a collector of guitars, lutes and cimbaloms.
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.
My recent double CD for Scoring House, titled: Big Bang Percussion.
I played with The Punch Brothers and Tbone Burnett on the soundtrack of The Hunger Games on various ehtnic instruments including hammered dulcimer, Appalachian dulcimer, cimbalom and auto harp. It was great to meet Gary Ross and I was amazed to see how passionate he was about the music. We recorded the soundtrack at British Grove Studios in Hammersmith west London. Scenes of Jennifer Lawrence hunting in the Appalachian mountians were depicted by some powerful blue grass music. The first thing you hear is the cimbalom melody.
I recorded this piece, Marimba Spiritual with Evelyn Glennie. It also appears on two other CDs by the same artist: Light in Darkness and Greatest Hits.