Blog and Past Events

      Healing the Wounds of Europe 

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       Europe weekend

      Dear friends,
      this is to let you know (or to remind you) of AN EVENT TAKING PLACE IN LONDON ON SEPTEMBER 14TH AND 15TH CALLED ‘HEALING THE WOUNDS OF EUROPE’.in September when Parliament returns the crisis over Brexit will reach its most extreme point – as if it hadn’t been extreme enough over the last three years already.It is, unfortunately, hardly likely that a really fruitful way forward will be arrived at in the mainstream arena of politics, riven as it is by so many jostling viewpoints and prejudicial interests.And yet the questions that the whole crisis raises, if addressed open-mindedly, with a willingness to face historical truths, can open up genuinely transformative possibilities for the future. Seeking fruitful ways forward together whilst engaging with the profound challenge of the present, we hope can reveal significant new perspectives, for example regarding the destiny of Europe and of the British Isles, the changing role of nations today, or the profound changes being asked of us in social, political, economic and cultural life.
      If you are firmly entrenched in one of the mainstream political ‘solutions’ to the present crisis, then this event may not be for you.
      But if you wish to participate in an event, where there will beprofound, challenging and potentially transformative contributions from different perspectives, & where the aim is not to convince anyone of one viewpoint or another, but rather, to create an inspiring ‘space’ – with the help of a strong artistic element to the event and forums for open conversation.
      ...then DO TRY AND ATTEND IF YOU CAN.With all best wishesRichard (Ramsbotham.)
      (The event is mainly being organised and carried by Richard Ramsbotham, Adrian Locher, Sigune Brinch and Gregers Brinch.)



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      My latest Premiere in London and in Dornach, Switzerland Mar 22 - 2019
      It was a real treat to hear my Andante Moderato played by the inimitable Louis Demetrius Alvanis. His playing of my piece was very well received by the audience. The whole concert was in fact a tour de force by this remarkable duo.
      Click here to listen to me playing it.
      On 15th March there was a conference in Dornach, near Basel on the theme of the Intervals. I was not able to attend this event so I sent my piece for Solo piano Peace Prelude as a contribution to the theme, as it was composed with a strong sense of the intervals.
      At the opening of the conference it was performed by Johannes Greiner:
      "Lieber Gregers,ich habe heute Abend beim Kolloquium Dein Peace Prelude gespielt. Es war sehr schön und ist gut angekommen. Wir waren etwa 27 Menschen. Da hast Du etwas Schönes geschaffen!"
      Liebe Grüsse
      Johannes

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      Solomon Piano Quintet with Yuki Negishi Feb 25 2018It was wonderful to hear my Piano Quintet “Human Relations” Op.78. click here to watch the video on YouTube. 

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      Bingham performance of ‘Quarter’. 
      It was very wonderful to have such dedicated musicians performing my latest work for String Quartet at the ICS Christmas Concert on the 7th December 2017. – It is in one single movement and so only just constitutes my String Quartet no. 3.Click here to listen.


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      String Quartet no.1 performed by the Ligeti Quartet as part of ICS 2017/18 Performance videod on 17 February 2018 at ICS, Rudolf Steiner House, London.