Ian Stewart


Astral Hurdy Gurdy

Soprano saxophone : violin : piano
(18 minutes)

First Performance: 7 January 2011
St. Peter's Church - Nottinghill
London - England

Kyle Horch - Soprano saxophone
Guillem Calvo - Violin
Pavel Timofejevsky - piano

Programme Notes:
Much twentieth century classical music was folk music influenced and this music had evolved into electric and psychedelic folk styles around the time I started studying composition. Because musicians have told me my compositions often sound Celtic, I decided in this work to be even more open to the folk music and folk instruments that I really enjoy, integrating these styles - drones, simple chords and melodic forms - into the music I write.