This Is It

Have just had the most wonderful week in Eccles working with brilliant 6th form students and the Eccles Community Choir.

We’re written a very exciting piece, “This Is It”, that we’ll perform and record for BBC Radio 3 tomorrow night. It has been genuinely moving to find such enthusiasm for music here – the college has been amazing; great facilities, wonderful staff, and a very chilled out atmosphere. I’m sure the concert will be a great success, and all thanks to the great energy and music that the students and choir have come up with. We will be the second half of the concert; in the first half I play Mark Anthony-Turnage’s Kai with the BBC Philharmonic which is a beautiful piece – a requiem for the death of young cellist Kai Scheffler back in 1989. The whole thing is so well supported by the BBC and the college.
I wish all projects could be like this.

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One Response to “This Is It”

  1. Richard says:

    Hi Matthew,

    Great concert last night, I think we really pulled off something special, in such a short space of time too.

    Gemma and I had a great time working with you and everyone else and would be great to do it again sometime.

    If you get the chance, check out http://www.perciphony.co.uk/ its the website of Walt Shaw, my mentor and inspiration for the Molonophone. He has an album of his recordings that you can download there for free. He does a lot of stuff in schools teaching kids how to make their own instruments and things too. He also has some videos and audio of his performances on http://www.thevirtualvenue.co.uk/

    I know that looks like a shameless plug but I really love his work and I just want as many people to hear it as possible so they can enjoy it with me 🙂

    Anyway, again it was lovely to meet and have the chance to work with you.

    All the best for the future,

    Richard

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