Violist Katie Yap plays Andrew Ford’s In My Solitude in a film by Darren James.
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Lotte Betts-Dean sings ‘Gone’ from Red Dirt Hymns
Lotte Betts-Dean (mezzo-soprano) and Sean Shibe (guitar) performing ‘Gone’ from Red Dirt Hymns at the Royal Overseas League in London, November 2020.
‘Gone’ sung and arranged by Gian Slater
Gian Slater has made this beautiful arrangement of ‘Gone’, the first of Andrew Ford’s Red Dirt Hymns. It has words by Jordie Albiston. Andrew Ford · 'Gone' from Red Dirt Hymns Andrew Ford · ‘Gone’ from Red Dirt Hymns
Ford on the txalaparta
Andrew Ford’s 1993 percussion piece, Composition in Blue, Grey and Pink, was written to be played on five matched drums of varying pitch (five bongos, say, of five congas), though over the years it’s been played on brake drums, muffled gongs and dinner plates (with knitting needles). Recently, Jabi Alonso adapted the piece to the […]
CD: There Was a Man Lived in the Moon
Andrew Ford’s popular CD of nursery rhymes and children’s songs, sung by Jane Sheldon and Teddy Tahu Rhodes is now available from this website. Please send Andrew a message at the contact page. CDs are $20 each including postage and packing in Australia. Try before you buy.
Two works by Ford shortlisted at 2019 Art Music Awards
Two of Andrew Ford’s works were finalists in the 2019 Art Music Awards, organised by the Australian Music Centre and APRA-AMCOS. In a bumper year for nominations, The Drowners was a finalist for vocal/choral work of the year (along with music by Rachel Bruerville, Alice Chance and Damien Ricketson, whose opera The Howling Girls took […]
Wynton Marsalis interview on The Music Show
‘Excellence is a kind of protest’, reflected Wynton Marsalis in this recent interview on ABC RN’s The Music Show. The long talk between Andrew Ford and Wynton Marsalis was first broadcast on The Music Show on 23 February and can also be watched on Youtube, courtesy of ABC.
New to SoundCloud
A lot of Andrew Ford’s music is now available to listen to on his SoundCloud, with more being added all the time. Recent additions include some highlights from the Tall poppies catalogue, including a number of works composed for the tenor Gerald English. > Go to Andrew’s SoundCloud page
A recording of ‘Slow Air’ by Ensemble Three
Ensemble Three – that unlikely combination of Joel Brennan (trumpet), Don Immel (trombone) and Ken Murray (guitar) – has recorded my Slow Air on a new album, Despite Our Silent Elders, from Lyrebird Productions. It’s available in hard copy through CDBaby, as digital audio via iTunes and Amazon, and as streaming via Spotify. The album […]