LOST – FITKINWALL

FitkinWall released their new album LOST in November last year  www.fitkinwall.com . They have toured in UK, Brussels and Italy and on BBC Radio.  Ruth performs on concert and wire stung harps and Graham on moog synthesizer, red box, fender rhodes and autoharp.

 

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THE THREE HARPS OF CHRISTMAS

A beautiful selection of carols for Concert harp, Gaelic wire strung harp and the Renaissance bray harp, in exciting new arrangements by composer Graham Fitkin.

Stille Nacht

We Three Kings

The Angel Gabriel

THE UNCOMMON HARP

Ruth performs works for solo harp by Howard Skempton, Gabriel Jackson, Peter Maxwell Davies, Laurence Crane, Michael Parsons, Graham Fitkin and Philip Glass. The CD comprises recently written music by working with tonality and modality today, and includes three of Ruth’s works.

Farewell to Stromness

Jim and Pam and Pam and Jim

Peninsula Run

Encomium for Matthew Greenall

FITKIN BAND

Ruth performs with FITKIN on bray harp and lever harp.  In 2009 Graham Fitkin put together a stellar line-up of players to form a new nine-piece band. The music is fast, loud, with a hint of gypsy bawdiness and as The Guardian put it ‘a delight that defied all fashionable labels and simply conjured its own whirlygig of ideas with such spontaneity and control’.

Vamp

South

STILL WARM

Composed by Graham Fitkin, Still Warm takes the intimate and beguiling sound of the harp far from of it’s angelic connotations.  Ruth performs on lever harp, Gaelic wire strung harp and buzzing bray harp against an electronically generated canvas of scattered beats and pixellated timbres.

Snow Clamp

Constant Shame

Come Come

Battery People

Powder Trap

Close Hold

KAPLAN

This 63 minute work for sampling and synthesized keyboards is performed by Ruth and composer Graham Fitkin. Inspired by the Hitchcock movie North By Northwest the music takes the listener into a densely rhythmic and multi-layered soundworld.

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