18 January 2012

March 2012 Concert

Natalia Lomeiko, violin soloist
Photo © Sasha Gusov

America comes to Bristol with two stunning masterpieces composed in the 1940s. Copland's signature Appalachian Spring, originally conceived as ballet music and later revised as an orchestral suite, is instantly recognisable for its unforgettable Shaker Melody. In the US, Samuel Barber's elegaic, lyrically romantic Violin Concerto is revered. And here, the brilliant, internationally acclaimed Russian violinist Natalia Lomeiko offers a wonderfully persuasive advocacy for the work. Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra complete's the concert with Dvorak's magnificent, intensely Czech, Symphony No. 7 in D Minor. The concert is conducted by William Goodchild.

The concert takes place at 7.30 pm on Saturday 10 March at St. George's Bristol. For full information and ticket booking, please click HERE.

"Lomeiko is one of the most brilliant of our younger violinists." Yehudi Menuhin

16 January 2012

BBC Natural World - Jungle Gremlins of Java

WINNER: Best Natural History Programme 2013
Royal Television Society Awards, West of England

Jungle Gremlins of Java is produced for BBC Natural World by ICON Films. It tracks the toxic slow loris and goes undercover to reveal the illegal worldwide trade in loris for pets. For further details about the programme including its transmission, please click HERE.

Directed by Steve Gooder and edited by Rupert Troskie, this hour long programme is presented by Dr. Anna Nekaris and narrated by Paul McGann. The music is composed and produced by William Goodchild. The score makes use of vocal and instrumental sounds such as karinding, bamboo percussion, chanting and rice pounding, which were recorded whilst the crew was filming in Indonesia. The score also features performances by guitarist Dan Brown (Massive Attack, Phantom Limb) and singer Joanna Swan (Ilya). 

To hear some of the music from the programme, please click HERE.

Dr Anna Nekaris has set up a 'fire face project' to save the slow loris via ecology, education and empowerment. You can find out more about this project by clicking HERE.

Javan Slow Loris

Photograph by Dr. Anna Nekaris

Photograph by Dr. Anna Nekaris

15 January 2012

Wells Cathedral School Promo

A promo for Wells Cathedral Senior School scored by William Goodchild with Dan Brown, guitars.