Pianist and composer Rowan Hudson has been performing in London and Europe over the last seven years, collaborating with a wide variety of ensembles as well as leading his own trio.
Here he brings us his Passing Ships, a new five piece ensemble put together to perform his original compositions. With the emphasis on scene setting and atmosphere, the music is often introspective and quiet, with a minimalist approach to composition reminiscent of Philip Glass and Simon Jeffes. The pieces form portraits of places and narratives, with a theme of seas and oceans throughout.
Rowan Hudson – Piano
Sophie Creaner – Clarinet
Sophie English – Cello
Jj Stillwell – Double Bass
Angus Bishop – Drums/Percussion
Rowan’s piano playing is sensitively paced, supple and elegant. His dynamic palette is varied and colourful: he can do the gentlest whispered pianissimos and muscular fortes without ever losing clarity or quality of tone, and he can make piano sounds bend and waver, seemingly effortlessly.– ArtMuseLondon.com