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  Composition and writing on music
  Composition: the artistic trace of a life,
with the intensities of being human imprinted upon,
rather than encoded in, the music.
Psappha return to Sound Carvings series
Psappha Ensemble play Sound Carvings from Rano Raraku, Hellawell's 1988 landmark quartet recorded by Psappha in 1997. Cosmo Rodewald Hall, Manchester University, 6 March at 7.30pm. More information here

Minnesang in Belfast Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble gives another performance of Minnesang for bass clarinet & piano at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast on Saturday 28 February at 7.30pm. More information here

Major new interview with Piers Hellawell in Tempo (October 2014):
"... one of the United Kingdom’s most interesting and thoughtful composers."
Published in Tempo no.270, p.48-56. © Cambridge University Press. Used by permission.

Click here to read full text of Bernard Hughes' article.
Click here for Tempo no.270 itself.
New CD Now available on    Piers Hellawell: Airs, Waters - Fidelio Trio, RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Robert Plane & Pierre-André Valade

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'The Past Frames The Composer
Frames The Past' -
Piers Hellawell's paper to the 2014
Dublin Composers' Conference.
Click here      content © Piers Hellawell 2015