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The Classic FM 1027 interview … from the shadow to the public space

I spoke to Kutlwano Masote of Classic 1027 this morning about the upcoming launch of “Valley Of The Shadow – Rites Of Loss”. Listen to the interview here:    Remember the days when we could […]

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When words fail

Amidst the chaos, anxiety and fear of this time, the hope of a new way of living and relating is also dawning. Unprecedented outpourings of yearning, affection and empathy are everywhere. People are expressing their […]

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An Unexpected Shadow

A fortnight ago, I launched a musical project, “Nordic Nights”. Intended as a sort of musical travelogue of the North, I was surprized to discover what others heard in it. I intended a study in […]

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Interview on Classic 1027

I was interviewed by Kutlwano Masote of Classic 1027, in his series called “Master Class”. You can hear it as a podcast. Amongst other things, we discussed my 2016 work “Valley Of The Shadow – […]

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Collaborating with Adele Blank on “Bengingazi”

Legendary South African choreographer Adele Blank heard and used various sections of my suite for strings “Valley Of The Shadow” (2016). She is developing it as a South African fusion dance piece called “Bengingazi” using […]

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Test playlist

Sun People 2 minute samplerPianism 2 Minute SamplerSports Power SamplerSkip and JumpRihUlwandle Playlist template   Playlist / album information

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Mana : Book of Sand

“Mana” is the collaboration between myself and Chris Tokalon. We released “North Africa – Arabic Inflections” with production library Mama Dance in December 2015. Since then we decided to create a complimentary project, using the […]

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“Valley of the Shadow: Rites of Loss”

“Valley of the Shadow: Rites of Loss” was released in February 2016. This eclectic, classical crossover suite for strings, voices and sound design explores the universal narratives of loss through moods like denial, bargaining and anger. […]

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Classic FM interview

Classic FM‘s Tamara LePine-Williams interviews Nic Paton about “Valley of the Shadow”, 15 Feb 2016.

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“Valley of the Shadow: Rites of Loss” is now available.

I’m very happy to announce the album that’s been a long time coming: “Valley of the Shadow: Rites of Loss”. This eclectic, classical crossover suite for strings, voices and sound design explores the universal narratives of loss […]

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