Christian Biegai - Quartett
Edward McGuire - Hidden Dialects (London premiere)
John Carmichael - Sea Changes (premiere of saxophone version)
Ian Stewart - In Nomine
Timothy Blinko - Cartographies
Kyle Horch - saxophones
Naomi Sullivan - soprano and alto saxophones
Andy Tweed - baritone and alto saxophones
Alistair Parnell - keyboards and tenor saxophone
Pavel Timofeyevsky - piano
Pavel Timofeyevsky - biography
Virtuoso pianist, composer for film and the concert stage, arranger and lecturer, Pavel Timofeyevsky has received numerous prizes and accolades, that includes the BBC/Guardian Young Composer of the Year award. Russian born, Pavel has lived in London (England) most of his life and has appeared at nearly all the major concert venues across the UK. Concert tours, along with television and radio appearances in other parts of the world include the USA, Russia, China, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Latvia, Greece, Cyprus and India.
Flotilla are a unique consort of instrumentalists performing music with a variety of soundworlds:
trios and quartets for saxophones, often including piano or synthesizer. The ensemble's thoughtful,
poetic repertoire is a meditation on melody with themes of reflection and memory at its centre.
Their programmes evoke a strong sense of mirroring and connection - not just between the musicians
who are placed on an equal footing by the thread of often contrapuntal writing which connects
all of the chosen music, but also between the modern and ancient as contemporary works draw
upon a variety of antecedents ranging from liturgical polyphony to folk music.
Since releasing their recording Flotilla on the Big Shed Music label in 2009, they have performed at the Cheltenham Festival, British and World Saxophone Congresses, the 'Frontiers' new music series in Birmingham, as well as in London at the National Portrait Gallery, St Martin-in-the-Fields, The Forge and on the Music Chamber series in Notting Hill.
"This CD sparkles with energy and the playing is terrific." - The Observer