I am now crowdfunding for my new recording project ‘Voyage of a Sea-god’, which – with sufficient support – will be released by the world-famous Hyperion recording label, hopefully towards the end of next year. You can see what I’ve recorded with Hyperion so far at https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/a.asp?a=A887 – my first Hyperion album was in 1981, and the most recent (released in summer last year) went to No. 4 in the U.K. Specialist Classical Charts!
You can see details and hear an audio sampler with numerous musical excerpts at https://laurenceperkins.com/seagod-recording/ which also has the link to the crowdfunding site, which runs to the end of this month (March 2019). After that, you can contact me directly via https://laurenceperkins.com/contact/
This is not just a project for bassoonists! One of the main aims is to make the bassoon and its wonderful music better known to a much wider audience. If you feel you can help and would like to take part in this musical journey, do please look at the details on the webpage – it’s quite an adventure!
The first stage has already happened. All the music with piano was recorded last month at Wyastone Leys, a famous classical recording venue in Monmouthshire. Working with my recital partner, pianist Michael Hancock, producer Andrew Keener and sound engineer Simon Eadon, we recorded six works – about 50 minutes of music – in two intensive but enjoyable days of sessions.
The other stages are with orchestra and with chamber ensembles. These will happen if there is sufficient funding. Quite a few people have already been very supportive and generous – you can see the progress so far on the crowdfunding page https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/bassoon-recording – all the main details of the project are on the special webpage https://laurenceperkins.com/seagod-recording/ Take a look and enjoy listening!