Gary Carpenter - one of Britain’s most diverse and engaging composers, whose work’s span: dance, film, opera, musicals and concert music, releases a highly anticipated CD of his orchestral works.
Each of the immaculately crafted compositions moves effortlessly between contagious toe tapping energy to more reflective, poignant and timeless pieces. His is a sound world enthused with quirky jazzy undertones and lush orchestrations – a truly contemporary composer whose musical language speaks to all.
Originally hailing from London, Gary’s strong connections with the North of England have led to many fruitful artistic collaborations. He is the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s Composer in Association and this CD sees conductor Clark Rundell and Andrew Manze bring the RLPO, with soloists Iain Ballamy (saxophone) and Kathryn Rudge (mezzo-soprano) to life.
This CD is a gem to be discovered! A must for music connoisseurs of all ages and those wanting to delve into the musical imagination of one Britain’s quietly impressive talents.
© Daniel Kidane 2018