Matthew Barley/Cellist

Without music, life would be an error.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The Girl from Ipanema

On June 5th I shall be introducing a new programme, presented in a new way, at London’s newest concert hall….well, it’s 10 years since I played at the opening weekend at Kings Place, but it still makes it the newest…and one of the finest cello acoustics I know.The programme is a departure for …

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New CD Release: Night Journey with Adrian Freedman

Quite a few years ago now, master shakuhachi player Adrian Freedman and I began to set up equipment and get ourselves comfortable around 7 in the evening in a church in Totnes, Devon. By the time we had sound-checked, finding the ideal recorded sound in a beautiful natural acoustic with …

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New website…and Calefax…

Welcome to my new website! It’s been a funny journey, only necessitated by the fact that my old site was hacked and therefore my email address compromised…emails started going astray and so my hand was forced: the only way to fix it was to build a whole new site…however, it’s …

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More Finnish eulogising

Just back from another mid-winter trip to Finland, feeling, yet again, so inspired by the education system there, and the resulting standard of musicians and human beings! I spent a week teaching improvisation at one of the major music schools, both with students and with teachers and it was such …

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