Blog Posts

40 minutes in my wandering mind

SunFire in the morningBlaze above the azure sky‘til blackness returns. Black catThe darkest of voidsLit only by your bright eyesand their piercing gaze. RainAt first a nuisanceRetreats to obscurity.Your constant patter. WarThis cruel expansion.Culture, peace, democracyDefeated not be. ProgressionIf we must traverseThe many pathways ahead,Which route leads forward? MusicWords cannot conveyThose things which music can […]

Recordings Update

I’ve been having quite a lot of fun recently, revisiting pieces and fixing up recordings of my work from the past and putting them up on SoundCloud and my website for anyone to listen to/read about. See https://www.matthew-holmes.com/works While the work on the website is ongoing (I am gradually preparing scores that will become available […]

‘reunite’ Fanfare (2021)

So, that’s that! Last Thursday (24th June, 2021) I had my final performance at the RNCM after being here for two years – or at least, two terms as COVID-19 forced us to resort to virtual study for the past year or so. Being back in the building recently has been fantastic and getting the […]

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