Sunday, 19 August 2007


I have a bit of a thing about tangos: I struggled for some time trying to pick up the basics of the dance, and I've always loved the music, having been turned on to it via the wonderful Astor Piazzolla.

I wrote Tango X for the London-based quintet Tango Volcano. As well as several live performances, they recorded it for their great debut CD "Catching Fire".

Last month the excellent contemporary ensemble Chroma gave a stunning performance of Tango X in a concert focusing on Piazzolla's work.

I'll post Tango X and other tangos if I can sort out the permissions!
Meanwhile, here is a tango of mine using sampler instruments:

terminar el amor

Saturday, 18 August 2007

newly published

Stainer & Bell have just brought out two books of easy to moderate trumpet pieces with piano, called The Light Touch. Each contains a piece by me (that is, as Ross Lorraine)

You can read about the books and go to PDF files of the pieces here.

Deborah Calland is the excellent trumpet player who put the books together.

Friday, 17 August 2007


calendargirl writes a song each month for others to remix. Her site is here, and is a great example of what can be achieved with Creative Commons licensing.

She recently performed some of her mixes live (including my mix of March) in a really enjoyable informal gig at Juno's in London, as part of a monthly cc Salon.

Tuesday, 14 August 2007


Here's a lovely short film by Turkish film-maker Gokhan Okur, using multiple open source images of the Eiffel Tower. It is licensed under the Creative Commons (BY, S-A, NC).

He has used music from my mix of the song Nube, which was an editorial pick over at ccMixter.

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