So the winter months saw the Elysians teaming up again with Maya Youssef, virtuoso kanun player, for a beautiful concert at St John the Evangelist in Oxford, presented by Late Junction’s Max Reinhardt and featuring pieces from Syria, Azerbaijan and Egypt and some improvisation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bwx00IX08do&list=UUlACKVwNy8ZaqBQoiiUJV7A&index=1&feature=plcp
We also premiered some works at LSO St Lukes for string quartet, piano and saxophone by the wonderful Andew McCormack and Jason Yarde, before we went into the studio and recorded them for something that we hope will be released later this year…
There are some EXCITING things in the pipeline for 2013 and 2014, including a trip to Paris to record with Rainier Lericolais, a performance at Spitalfields Festival with a new score for a short animation and some other things that are just too exciting and too secret just now…!
More news soon.