Throughout lockdown Colin has been curating an online project called Isolated Pieces exploring musical trust. None of the 25 musicians involved know who else is part of the virtual ensemble. The music is created from fragmentary responses all in the form of short audio files, passed backward and forwards as a digital exchange: an expression of both our isolation and our connectedness. We will hear more of this project in an article next month, when the tracks will be released online. Watch this space!
Colin has just been commissioned by violinist Steve Bingham to create a new piece for his forthcoming album. It will be a set of Palindromic Pieces for live and virtual violin.
Back to his old school, Chethams, on Wednesday 23 June, Colin will be working with piano students in performances of 17 of his solo piano pieces.