More concert dates finalised

Three more dates have been announced for the Fordante tour:

Harvington (Worcestershire)

Ledbury Theatre, Ledbury (Herefordshire)

Sparc Leisure Centre at Bishop’s Castle (Shropshire)

Full details on the concert listing page.

More concert dates announced

More concert dates have been announced and Fordante have been asked to perform at The White Swan Hotel as part of the new Stratford-upon-Avon Fringe Festival on 11th June, Wem Town Hall on 17th July and shall also be at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms on 22nd October.

For a full list (so far) have a look on the Concerts page.

Another Positive Album Review

Just received another charming album review that I thought I’d share.

‘when I heard “The Arrival” from Fordante, I just knew I had to include it as it’s a sheer delight…so expressive…passionate and moving… gets the emotions going’FATEA

The Music Critic reviews Fordante album ‘The Arrival’

I’ve just heard that The Music Critic has reviewed Fordante’s  album ‘The Arrival’ as:

‘Passionate and uplifting…faultless performance…an unexpectedly refreshing album that has broader appeal than its classical roots…A wonderful piece of work’– The Music Critic

What’s great to hear is that they’ve picked up on the fact that the album does have a broader appeal than it’s classical base.

Freezing Weather Influences Music Composing?

At this moment in time I should be working on the music score for a corporate video but sometimes you just can’t get your head into the right gear for the relevant project.  So what started off as a piece of music supposedly written as the opening for this video has now turned into something far too filmic – but just right for Fordante.

It just made me realise how unpredictable the process of writing music really is.  Sure, you can keep working on ideas until you hit on the right note (ahem) but I think sometimes it’s great to let your mind wonder and see where you end up (when you’ve got the luxury of time that is).   Which made me think how unscientific this process is.  Or is it?  When writing music (or doing anything creative I guess) are we reacting to our immediate environment and influenced by our surroundings? On this cold Friday morning, the studio hasn’t warmed up and I’m starting to get fed up of looking out of my window at the frozen fields and snow covered hills and I’m sure it’s having some effect on what I’ve just composed.

Mind you though, in this case I’m glad it has.