“Seeds of Time” (Meditations for Piano) – Composed by Mark Darvill-Evans – Performed by Siwan Rhys – CD/Download Information for Press & Media
The release of “Seeds of Time – Meditations for Piano”, introduces the listener to the music of composer Mark Darvill-Evans, most for the very first time. These fourteen inspiring and thought provoking pieces are performed by Siwan Rhys, who has worked closely with the composer to realise his vision in getting his music recorded.
This haunting music has gained early accolades for its beautifully simple form and delicacy that defies categorisation.
“Absorbing and elegant music, beautifully played” – Nick Mason, Pink Floyd
“A hypnotic and Zen-like quality which really keeps one involved” – Piers Lane, pianist
“A beautiful piece – the sounds kiss the air” – Resonance FM
Listening samples and more details can be viewed via http://www.theseedsoftime.co.uk
Tracklisting and Product Information
Clouds; Forgotten Kisses; Eternal; Footsteps; Endings; Branches Overhead; Promises; Lanterns; Serendipity; Sanctuary; Moonlight on Roses; Twilight; Rivers; Hide & Seek
Total Playing Time 65:00/Single CD/Full Price/DigiPack with booklet notes by the composer.
Prima Facie PFCD056 [Bar Code 0607128998785] UK Distribution via ProperNote. Release date 8th May 2017.
Mark Darvill-Evans draws on a wide range of musical influences and following study at Cardiff University developed a unique musical style that combines and builds on these foundations with ideas from other creative pursuits. His music has been used in advertising and won support from personalities as diverse as Piers Lane and Nick Mason of Pink Floyd. Mark grew up in a musical family where his father was a church organist and the musical taste of his siblings veered toward more contemporary sounds. Mark has previously collaborated with composer Robert Szymanek and is married to former concert pianist, Jane.
Siwan Rhys studied piano at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, the Conservatoire National de Rennes, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has been awarded the Welsh National Blue Riband for music, and has subsequently vested into the Gorsedd of Bards. Siwan has been broadcast on BBC1, S4C, BBC Radio 3, and BBC Radio Cymru and has worked with the LSO, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Mahogany Opera Group, and Rambert Dance, working with conductors François-Xavier Roth, George Benjamin, Jesús López Cobos, Diego Masson, and Elgar Howarth.
Several of the pieces from “Seeds of Time” will be featured at the following performances by Siwan Rhys.
17th May Riverhouse Arts Centre, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2PF
(Bookable but Free) – Concert in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK
31st May St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London W1 J9LL (Bookable but Free)
Mark Darvill-Evans would like to invite the recipient of this email to a Press/Media launch event on 10th May at 6.00pm in the 1901 Arts Club near Waterloo, London SE1 8UE. Please RSVP to email@example.com
Note for Editors and Journalists
Please request a review copy of the CD via firstname.lastname@example.org . Interviews with Mark Darvill-Evans and/or Siwan Rhys can be quickly arranged as required.
The CD will be fully serviced to appropriate media contacts. Advertising is yet to be confirmed.
Listening samples can be previewed via www.theseedsoftime.co.uk – there is also a short video discussion between Mark and Siwan.