Ursula Moreton Award 2018
A real privilege to work with the students of The Royal Ballet School as music advisor and composer for the Ursula Moreton Choreographic Award. The esteemed panel of judges included Christopher Hampson, Wayne McGregor, Kerry Nicholls, Mikaela Polley, Liam Scarlett and Billy Trevitt. Especially pleased that the winning dance piece used one of the sound design tracks I composed especially for them.
Cover of David Bowie's 'Blackstar'
Autonomy - Zion
FREEDOM FROM TORTURE CHARITY EVENT
A charity event on 29th October at The Astor Theatre, Deal. Come and support this night of music, dance and spoken word to raise money for this vital and successful charity that helps people recover physically and mentally from their sufferings.
For tickets/info go HERE.
Sky Arts - Tony Visconti
Very excited to be part of Tony Visconti's Unsigned Heroes series on Sky Arts. This six part series celebrates the work of legendary producer Tony Visconti, featuring unsigned artists from across the UK and Ireland. The artists are mentored by Visconti as well as musicians/composers Nitin Sawhney (musical director), Stewart Copeland and Imelda May. The series ends with a televised concert at Union Chapel.
Watch Unsigned Heroes HERE.
'WAVES' OUT TODAY
Canterbury Christ Church Workshop
Last week Papillon held a two hour workshop with the students of Canterbury Christ Church University, followed by an evening performance. Nic and I were joined by tabla player Simran Singh Ghalley, and together we discussed creativity, improvisation, performance and the business of being an artist.
ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL
At the start of this year I had the pleasure of working with ballerina Viviana Durante and choreographer Kate Flatt at the Royal Ballet School, on a piece inspired by Kenneth MacMillan's 'Anastasia'. Over the course of 3 weeks I composed & produced soundscapes for the students' 12 minute piece, on top of which I performed live improvised violin for two performances at the school.
ITV 'IN PLain SIght'
In the last couple of months I worked with award winning stage and screen composer Nina Humphreys, recording violin and viola for ITV drama 'In Plain Sight'. A real pleasure to work with and play on her compositions.
Children change colombia
Papillon will be supporting 'Children Change Colombia', performing at London’s Hippodrome Cabaret theatre on 14th November 2016. The event will feature Phil Manzanera, of Roxy Music fame, Louis de Bernières, celebrated author, and Fernando Montaño, Soloist at The Royal Ballet. Performances by guest artists will include: Andy Mackay (Roxy Music), singer/songwriter Sonia Bernardo (Jools Holland), drummer Javier Weyler (ex-Stereophonics), multi-instrumentalist Joao Mello (Razorlight, David Gilmour), bassist Yaron Stavi (Robert Wyatt, Nigel Kennedy and Gilad Atzmon), celebrated actress and patron of Children Change Colombia, Virginia McKenna.
War & Peace Soundtrack
The soundtrack of the BBC's adaptation of War and Peace is now on spotify! The composer Martin Phipps is absolutely brilliant to work with - I get to bring in all my pedals and experiment with sounds and textures...and work with cellist Nicholas Holland. A real pleasure.
ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL WORKSHOP
Nic and I had an inspiring time giving an Improvising and Creativity workshop at the Royal Ballet School. The workshop included live performance and interactive participation with the students. We discussed the creative process, from writing to performance and explored expression through dance.
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DAIMLER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
A great experience performing in Stuttgart with the Daimler Symphony Orchestra at the 2016 Daimler Supplier Awards show.
Last night the band and I did a very special performance at the Indian Embassy's Nehru Centre in London with flute player Naveen Kumar. It was organised by IC Filter to promote musical collaboration across borders. Looking forward to working with Naveen on new Papillon music.
Interview on Monocle Radio
A few weeks ago I went into the Monocle offices to do a radio interview with Georgina Godwin as part of The Curator show. It was broadcast on 24th October and my bit is 44 minutes into the show.
In Continuum Remix
I want to share this remix of 'In Continuum' by Nur Orbach - Love hearing his interpretation! And if any of you would like to remix any existing tracks, send me an email, would love to hear your ideas!
Notte Della Taranta 2015
An incredible experience playing to 200,000 people in Melpignano. Thank you to Phil Manzanera for inviting me to perform. An honour to work with him and perform alongside the local pizzica musicians, as well as Italian rockstar Luciano Ligabue, legendary drummer Tony Allen, Columbian artist Andrea Echeverri, Clash founder Paul Simonon, and flamenco guitarist Raul Rodriguez.
Ramblin' Man Fair
Thanks to all who braved the wet weather to watch myself and the band at Ramblin' Man Fair.
Fantastic time playing Chiddfest at the weekend - the band and I really enjoyed it. Thank to everyone who came along. Photo by Chris Pascoe.
Nines, Live at Kings Place
We have a new video - 'Nines', played live at Songlines Encounters Festival June 2014. Featuring Simran Singh Ghalley on tabla and Nicolas Rizzi on guitar. Filmed by Tim at Black Cat Studio Pro. Please share with your friends!
ANATHEMA CATHEDRAL TOUR
Here is a video with highlights from the recent Anathema support tour - venues included Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Exeter Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral and Leeds Minster. Such a magical experience.
HRH Prog Festival
The band and I had a fantastic trip to beautiful north Wales, to Snowdonia to play at HRH Prog festival. Thank you to everyone who came to the festival!
Kinetix Free Runners
I recently performed with the Kinetix Freerunners in Switzerland, Belgium and Holland at a series of private events.
One of the most captivating instrumental releases I've heard in a long time. (Oz Hardwick)
Five star review in R2 magazine.
Four star review in Evening Standard.
Q Magazine songs of the week.
Buy this month's edition of Songlines Magazine to read the interview with Alex Petropoulos.
BOB DYLAN SUPPORT
An honour to open up for Bob Dylan at Poland's Legends of Rock Festival in the stunning outdoor amphitheatre of Dolina Charlotty. Incredible experience.
Mostar Video Release
Here is the new video for our new single 'Mostar' off my upcoming album out 20th October. Directed by Inger Lise Oellgaard.
Celebrating Jon Lord
On 4th April I'll be performing a piece at the Royal Albert Hall at a special night organised by The Sunflower Jam to honour the life and work of the great, late Jon Lord. As well as the 83 piece Orion Orchestra conducted by Paul Mann, the line up includes Paul Weller, Deep Purple, Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden, Steve Balsamo and Rick Wakeman.
Interview with Joel Gausten
'Embracing The Warrior: A Chat With Anna Phoebe'. In depth interview with Joel Gausten. Anna talks about career as a guest artist for bands such as Jethro Tull, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Jon Lord and Roxy Music, and the transition to solo artist.
'Embrace' EP out today
New Single 'The Duel' Out Today
Selections from our live set at Weyfest Festival 2013 in Farnham, UK. Live band featuring members of Jurojin including Nicolas Rizzi on guitar, Francesco Lucidi on drums, Yves Fernandez on bass, and Simran Ghalley on Tabla.