Seeds of Time - Meditations for piano (PFCD056) £12.50
Composed by Mark Darvill-Evans - Performed by Siwan Rhys
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"A lovely disc." International Piano, July/August 2017.
"His music recollects times and places and people with tranquility but also a most generous sense of texture, colour and harmonic nuance." Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International.
The release of 'Seeds of Time – Meditations for Piano', introduces the listener to the music of composer Mark Darvill-Evans, most for the very first time. These fourteen inspiring and thought provoking pieces are performed by Siwan Rhys, who has worked closely with the composer to realise his vision in getting his music recorded.
"I would like to thank Steve Plews, John Cronin, Phil Hardman, Jane Darvill-Evans, Tim Parry, Matleena Lilja, Ian Robertson and the Turner Sims Hall. I would also like to thank Charlotte Smith and Robert Szymanak for their support."
Mark Darvill-Evans draws on a wide range of musical influences and following study at Cardiff University developed a unique musical style that combines and builds on these foundations with ideas from other creative pusuits. His music has been used in advertising and won support from personalities as diverse as Piers Lane and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd. Mark grew up in a musical family where his father was a church organist and his siblings musical tastes veered toward more contemporary sounds. He has previously collaborated with composer Robert Szymanek and is married to former concert pianist Jane.
Siwan Rhys studied piano at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the Conservatoire National de Rennes, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has been awarded the Welsh National Blue Riband for music, and has subsequently vested into the Gorsedd of Bards. Siwan has been broadcast on BBC1, S4C, BBC Radio 3, and BBC Radio Cymru and has worked with the LSO, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Mahogany Opera Group, and Rambert Dance, working with conductors François-Xavier Roth, George Benjamin, Jesús López Cobos, Diego Masson, and Elgar Howarth.