Piano Project 2018: An afternoon of new music

Piano Project 2018 is the third Piano Project event run by Dylan Christopher and Colchester New Music. For each event, composers have been invited to submit scores for aspirant pianists – between the levels of grade 1 and grade 5, and no longer than 5 minutes in length – to be considered for the project.Continue reading “Piano Project 2018: An afternoon of new music”

Beaks and Quills re-invented: a new repertoire for recorder quartet with harpsichord

This article by Alexander Blustin first appeared in the Newsletter of the National Early Music Association (NEMA), Volume i/1 (January 2017) – reproduced by kind permission of the Editor. Do you ever have the feeling that you always play the same eight pieces? Have you explored the entire extant historical repertoire of your instrument …Continue reading “Beaks and Quills re-invented: a new repertoire for recorder quartet with harpsichord”

CNM Church Music Portfolio 2016 released

Since CNM now has several members who write church music, we have compiled a set of sample copies to showcase members’ work. The portfolio includes: Mark Bellis – Anthem: My lips shall speak of thy praise (SATB+organ) Alexander Blustin – Carol-anthem: Journey carol (SATB+organ) Alan Bullard – Eastertide anthem: He is Risen (SATB+organ/piano) Jenni PinnockContinue reading “CNM Church Music Portfolio 2016 released”

Effects of the Light – Private view at the Digby Gallery, Mercury Theatre, Colchester, 16th November 2013

CNM Publicity Officer Alexander Blustin has an exhibition of his linocuts in the Digby Gallery of the Mercury Theatre, Colchester, from 12-20th November. The exhibition is entitled Effects of the Light. You will have seen some of Alex’s work on recent CNM posters. As part of the private view on 16th November (11.30am-1.30pm), Alex hasContinue reading “Effects of the Light – Private view at the Digby Gallery, Mercury Theatre, Colchester, 16th November 2013”