dot music (PFCD057) £12.50
Composed by Daryl Runswick - Performed by Tony Hymas
dot music: Scherzando
dot music: Lento
dot music: Fast and Rythymic; Allegretto; Adagio; Allegretto; Adagio
Sonatina: Movement 1
Sonatina: Movement 2
Sonatina: Movement 3
Six Studies on b-o-u-l-e-z: Study 1
Six Studies on b-o-u-l-e-z: Study 2
Six Studies on b-o-u-l-e-z: Study 3
Six Studies on b-o-u-l-e-z: Study 4
Six Studies on b-o-u-l-e-z: Study 5
Six Studies on b-o-u-l-e-z: Study 6
Introduction and Fugue in B Minor
"a dazzling series of stylistic preludes, in which neo-Boulez modernism shades into romanticism and much else, giving us a glimpse of the poly-stylistic nature of Runswick's art and the sheer bravura of his invention." Robert Hugill, planethugill
Daryl Runswick has composed for the piano all his life. This CD contains four major works spanning his whole career, from 'Introduction and Fugue in B minor' written in 1967, when Daryl was 20, to 'Six Studies on b-o-u-l-e-z' from his 70th year, composed in response to Pierre Boulez’s death in January 2016.
Tony Hymas has been Daryl’s colleague and friend since they met in 1971 in John Dankworth and Cleo Laine’s backing group. Tony is a world virtuoso in all keyboard styles.
Composer/performer Daryl Runswick (b. 1946) was educated at Cambridge University and Ronnie Scott’s Club. He spent his early career writing and performing jazz and pop; more recently concert pieces. He has also been involved with free improvisation and indeterminate music, one of the few (to quote John Wickes) who can claim to have worked with both Ornette Coleman and John Cage. This duality has permeated his career as an improvising pianist, singer with Electric Phoenix, bassplayer, arranger, record producer, broadcaster, educator, community animateur and film/TV composer. Head of Composition at Trinity College of Music in London for 10 years before retiring, he has searched for a synthesis of the improvising skills of jazz with the more complex structures of concert music.