News

JULY 2021

If you enjoy my music, please leave a Google Review. Thank you.

#ClassicalMusic #MusicReview #Composer #ContemporaryClassical #ContemporaryMusic #GoogleReview #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #Music #MusicComposer #NewMusic

: :

Poems from my first week living in London some 20 or more years ago.

The photos are from across the years of Camden locales.

#Camden #London #MartinSlidel #Photos #Poems #Poetry #Snapshot #Writer #Writing

: :

…And here is my review of Jesper Sivebæk’s guitar album, of Kim Larsen transcriptions.

#ClassicalGuitar #ClassicalReview #Guitar #JesperSivebæk #KimLarsen #MartinSlidel #MusicReview #NewMusic #OURRecordings #Review #SpanishGuitar


: :

JUNE 2021


reverbnation.com/martinslidel
 
#Chart #Classical #Composer #ContemporaryClassical #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #NewClassical #NewMusic #ReverbNation #ThankYou

: :

Something new from me.

#MartinSlidel #Composer #LyricVideo #ArtSong #ContemporaryClassicalMusic #EnglishComposer #LookingGlassWorld #MartinSlidelMusic #Music #MusicComposition #NewMusic #Piano #Poem #Songwriting #Trumpet #VisualText #Words #Writing


: :

MAY 2021

A new review for a new release.

Wihan Quartet 001 credit Petra Hajská

#Amadeus #ClassicalMusic #ClassicalReview #LenkaHatašová #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #MatyášNovák #Mozart #MozartPianoConcerto11 #MozartPianoConcerto12 #MozartPianoConcerto13 #MusicReview #NewCD #NewRelease #NimbusAllianceRecords #Piano #PianoConcerto #StringQuartet #WihanQuartet


: : 

APRIL 2021

Top 5 on the ReverbNation LDN Classical Chart.

Top 20 National Chart. Huge thanks! 

#Classical #Composer #ContemporaryClassicalMusic #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #Music #NewMusic #ReverbNation #ThankYou


: : 

Something new for someone new. 

#MartinSlidel #Composer #ContemporaryClassicalMusic #AzamRasid #AzamRasidLegendary #Clarinet #ClassicalMusic #EnglishComposer #FolkMusic #Guitar #Hope #Jazz #Life #LyricPiece #Mabel #MartinSlidelMusic #ModernMusic #Music #MusicComposition #Nature #NewMusic #Percussion #Song #Spring #Sunlight #SunlightFlaresThroughTrees #Trees

: : 

Media3

My review of Michala Petri’s sensational recorder performances of works by Rasmussen.

#AalborgSymphonyOrchestra #Classical #ClemensSchuldt #ContemporaryClassical #DanishNationalVocalEnsemble #Download #EsbjergEnsemble #HenrikVagnChristensen #IngerChristensen #LaplandChamberOrchestra #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #MichalaPetri #ModernMusic #MusicReview #OURRecordings #Rasmussen #Recorder #StephenLayton #Strings #SunleifRasmussen #TerritorialSongs


: : 

MARCH 2021

My review of pianist Jasmin Seidl’s new CD ‘Repose’.

#ContemporaryClassical #CugateClassics #JasminSeidl #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #Minimalism #Music #MusicReview #NewMusic #Piano #PianoComposition #Review


: : 

FEBRUARY 2021

My review of Violeta Vicci’s ‘Mirror Images’ CD.

#Aldilà #Bach #CDReview #ClassicalMusic #ContemporaryClassicalMusic #Elegia #Florentz #ImogenHolst #Improvisation #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #MirrorImages #MusicReview #NewMusic #Partita #Sarabande #Söderlind #Sonata #Soprano #Viola #VioletaVicci #Violin #Vocalise #Voice #Ysaÿe


: : 

JANUARY 2021

Happy new year, everyone… Here is my new Blog plus a new Classical Music review. With thanks to John Cronin at Music and Media Consulting. 

400

#Bach #Baroque #Classical #ContemporaryClassical #Download #JoeyRoukens #JosquinDesPrez #Lasso #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #Martinu #ModernMusic #Mozart #MusicReview #Navis #Presto #Reflections #RoelandJagers #SarahKapustin #Toch #Viola #Violin


: : 

DECEMBER 2020 

Apologies for lack of updates. As a supply teacher in my day job, I was taken off furlough (of a reduced percentage) at the beginning of September, when schools reopened, but with no work to go back to. I have been on Universal Credit since, with much-reduced bookings for work. I have been told that I have three months to find a teaching ‘job’ before I must ‘accept’ any other ‘work’ on minimum wage. It is how the UK supports educators in times of crisis: it does not. I created a sustainable situation networking with several schools over many years. It enabled a creative life which is now a challenge.

Personal woes aside (we have all had them this year) I benefit to a greater degree from the support and care of friends, and would like to extend to them, and to everyone reading this, a peaceful and contented Christmas break with happiness and stability to come.


: : 

NOVEMBER 2020

My latest project is the music for a new phonics song for All Kids ABC “designed with autistic kids in mind,” with whom I have worked extensively. It in turn inspired a new piano piece For Elon.

#AllKidsABC #ASD #Autism #ChildrensSong #Education #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #Music #MusicComposition #NewMusic #Phonics


: : 

MARGARET NOLAN 1943–2020

My good friend Margaret Nolan has passed away following a long illness. Maggie made many contributions in writing, and with visual art, as well as performing, for my poetry collective during the 2010s – of which she was fiercely supportive and proud. This is my 2013 photo of Maggie alongside an example of her intriguing work in photomontage. Taken at a private view in London, it holds one of many very happy memories.

The New York Times obituary is a concise, true and honest reflection aligned with Maggie’s concluding words from our 2012 discussion.

004d

: : 

h