Saturday, December 18, 2010

'peace on earth,' 'Winter Song' Of Errollyn Wallen, Composer & Vocalist From Belize

[peace on earth, love, errollyn]

AfriClassical has written of Errollyn Wallen twice in the past. A composer and singer of contemporary classical music, she was born in the Central American country of Belize and now lives in the United Kingdom. Errollyn Wallen has recorded a "Winter Song," peace on earth.

“2011 sees two more outings in the USA of The Girl in My Alphabet in two different versions. On January 22nd 2011 in New York (piano duo) and August 5th 2011 at Tanglewood (two pianos, eight hands).”

“Keyed up music project, created and curated by pianist Marc Peloquin, is all about musical explorations with piano as the essential element. In its inaugural season, 2010-11, the theme is the unique sound worlds of composerperformers.”

“January 22
in focus Split Second piano ensemble
works by David Lang, Leo Smit, Errollyn Wallen & Pablo Ziegler

“Errollyn Wallen - 'renaissance woman of contemporary British music' (The Observer) - is as respected a singer-songwriter of pop influenced songs as she is a composer of contemporary new music. Communication is at the centre of both worlds: engaging the audience, speaking directly to hearts and minds. Born in Belize, Errollyn Wallen gave up her training at the Dance Theater of Harlem, New York to study composition at universities of London and Cambridge. She founded her own Ensemble X and its motto, we don’t break down barriers in music… we don’t see any, reflects her genuine, free-spirited approach and eclectic musicianship. She has been commissioned by outstanding music institutions from the BBC to the Royal Opera House and performed her songs internationally.”

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