Unquiet Earth – piano trio (2005)
(b. 18. June 1955, Denstone, Staffordshire)
Dedicated to Valen Trio
First public performance: May 11th 2014, Two Rivers Festival, Bushell Hall,
Birkenhead School, England
Clare Hammond (piano), Suzanne Casey (violin), Kenneth Woods (cello).
Recorded in 2010 by Valen Trio on “Unquiet Earth” – Spaceward Records SRS102
Andrew Keeling is a highly unique composer and musician who has deliberately followed his own path. He was a cathedral chorister during the 1960s, played rock music in the 1970s and shifted his focus to composition in the 1980s and ‘90s. His composition teachers were John Casken and Anthony Gilbert. He also studied part-time with Nicola Lefanu and was mentored by Howard Skempton and John Tavener.
Keeling’s music has been performed, broadcast and recorded throughout the world by many leading ensembles and musicians, with music appearing on the Delphian, Metier, Riverrun, Burning Shed, Spaceward and DGM/Panegyric labels. It has been published by Faber.
He is also a prime authority on the music of King Crimson and Robert Fripp, having published scholarly musical guides on many of the group’s albums.
As an arranger and flautist/guitarist, Keeling has worked alongside Fripp to produce ‘The Wine of Silence’ – a series of orchestral arrangements of Fripp’s soundscapes – which received worldwide acclaim. He has also played on and arranged music for releases by Tim Bowness, The Gong Farmers and his alt-rock recording unit, Andrew Keeling and Otherworld.
He also works as a music improviser, with such releases as the David Cross/Andrew Keeling, English Sun album and the Banshee Engine’s The Blue Place.
During the 2000s Keeling decided to withdraw from musical academia by seriously questioning both the music promoted by the establishment and musical pedagogy in general. He says: …
Full preface / Komplettes Vorwort > HERE