Terminal CD, scheduling and espresso / by petergregson

As I write this, I'm in self-imposed practice exile north of the border in charmingly rainy Edinburgh.

A few weeks ago, I looked at my diary and realised that, while May is pretty straight forward (as far as months go), June-Novemeber really, really aren't. In fact, I'd go as far as to say that they'll be the craziest 6 months of my life to date...
So, here I am in Edinburgh, amongst the rain and the accents, really laying in to some solid practice - I have 4 different programmes to learn for the next few months, and you have to start somewhere! Some of the current biggies, Cello Counterpoint, Bach 3, Tracing The Outline (new suite by John Metcalfe), Gala Water by Sally Beamish and Bow to String by Daníel Bjarnason, are all coming up over the next few months and in one concert, all in the same programme! Lots to do.

I have little pieces of news here and there, but they'll get their own posts in good time: most important of all, though, is that Terminal will be made into a CD and on sale in time for the concert at the Queens Hall in mid-June. I'm just approving Pantone colours and fonts etc today, but it's all very exciting! I'll post pics when they arrive.

I'm popping back to London on Monday for a few days; a barrage of meetings and the next instalment of alt_classical is coming up on Wednesday 19th at The Hospital - I'm performing with singer (and fellow Scot) Daisy Chute. Want to come? Drop me an email!

As is the only real way to start the day, I'm having poached eggs and an espresso. I will resume usual service on the blog soon, but in the meantime, little news flashes seem the best way to go. Back to the practice room I go...