Breaking the Rules

They started with the Rule of 3 –  broken decisively and uncomfortably at Royal Central School of Speech & Drama where the SongArt performance research group were hosting their annual Symposium (Music &). Who would have thought that Goethe’s dual repetition of Dahin in Mignon’s song would have been so roundly confirmed in the music … More Breaking the Rules

John Muir

The wonderful Mike Maran dragged yours truly up to Cambridge on Sunday to sit behind a computer and a mixing desk and cue the sound I created with Herbie Clarke to illustrate the World of John Muir. How on earth you squeeze the life and work of Scottish Naturalist, John Muir into a short, semi-staged story telling … More John Muir

Big Mouth Piano Tales 10th Anniversary

“The Emperor and the Nightingale”  by Frances M Lynch,  piano arrangements by Mark Troop went out in 6 sensational episodes on http://www.funkidslive.com/player/ at 4pm every day from Boxing Day to Hogmanay. It is very fitting that we celebrate our 10th year with our first radio broadcast on http://www.funkidslive.com a digital station whose ethos reflects our own – … More Big Mouth Piano Tales 10th Anniversary

Big Mouth Piano Tales on Fun Kids Radio

Big Mouth Piano Tales, on the verge of its 10th Anniversary, has been given a landmark airing on Fun Kids Radio http://www.funkidslive.com/player/.  “The Emperor and The Nightingale” adapted from the original story by Hans Christian Andersen with words and music by Frances M Lynch and piano arrangements by Mark Troop has been out every day at … More Big Mouth Piano Tales on Fun Kids Radio

electric voice theatre @ Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2011

electric voice theatre is an idea of mine which has grown and developed with an ensemble of singers, sound and stage and lighting  designers over a period of 30 years to reflect our strong passion for contemporary music and its performance in live situations. I have always believed that classically developed music needs to change its … More electric voice theatre @ Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2011

Your Voice, Your Class

Pupils at an evt workshop in London, experiment with their voices and live sound processing, 1985    Your Voice, Your Class                     Tailoring Voice Work to the clients needs A long time ago, probably 30 years now, the LEA (London Education Authority) asked me, after some badgering from me, to go into some “difficult” inner city … More Your Voice, Your Class