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Offline Leggiero

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Mark Simpson (1988- )
« on: November 25, 2016, 03:56:18 AM »
There doesn't seem to be a thread for this composer yet. God, his birthdate makes me feel old...!

I was wondering whether anyone had an off-air recording of his wonderful The Immortal, or, better yet, had heard tell of a studio recording. I listened to it obsessively on iPlayer last summer, and I miss it! Simon Cummings of 5against4.com is a fan (http://5against4.com/tag/mark-simpson/), and I know he has such a recording, but so far I've waited in vain for him to upload it...

[For anyone who may have happened across a near-identical post to this on another forum, yes, I’m shamelessly repeating myself in the hope of generating further discussion!]
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Re: Mark Simpson (1988- )
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2016, 02:18:17 PM »
There doesn't seem to be a thread for this composer yet. God, his birthdate makes me feel old...!

I was wondering whether anyone had an off-air recording of his wonderful The Immortal, or, better yet, had heard tell of a studio recording. I listened to it obsessively on iPlayer last summer, and I miss it! Simon Cummings of 5against4.com is a fan (http://5against4.com/tag/mark-simpson/), and I know he has such a recording, but so far I've waited in vain for him to upload it...

[For anyone who may have happened across a near-identical post to this on another forum, yes, I’m shamelessly repeating myself in the hope of generating further discussion!]
i'll get to it eventually... promise...

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Re: Mark Simpson (1988- )
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2016, 02:34:28 PM »
i'll get to it eventually... promise...

Sorry, Simon, I really must stop talking about you behind your back only to discover that I'm actually talking to your face...  :-[

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Re: Mark Simpson (1988- )
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2016, 02:59:34 PM »
Sorry, Simon, I really must stop talking about you behind your back only to discover that I'm actually talking to your face...  :-[
Oh don't worry about it, i only tend to visit internet fora when there's some URL connection to an article on the blog (which gets flagged up to me). Usually i don't even respond!

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Re: Mark Simpson (1988- )
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2016, 03:49:50 PM »
I think he was a guest on Proms extra over the summer. He's an eloquent guy and ridiculously talented.

I'd been meaning to listen to some of his stuff - this thread's a nice reminder.  :)

There's a nice disc of chamber works here (also on Spotify):

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mark-Simpson-Night-Mercury-Quartet/dp/B01HCFN6HE/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480117425&sr=8-1&keywords=mark+simpson+night+music
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Re: Mark Simpson (1988- )
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017, 01:22:07 AM »
Update: I owe a debt of gratitude to the individual who uploaded The Immortal to the Art-Music Forum for me.
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