ONLINE COMPOSITION MASTERCLASS

Composition and arranging techniques from Grand Union Orchestra composer/director Tony Haynes

48: Shanghai Crabs

I am writing this in Shanghai, towards the end of fascinating travels that have taken me through Malaysia, Melbourne, South Australia and Singapore. Over several weeks I’ve encountered an extraordinary … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

42: The Isle is Full of Noises (UdS)

Living in Britain today, we are continually aware of how migration has shaped British culture and identity throughout history, and continues to do so. Migrants contribute their trades, their skills … Continue reading

March 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

39: Strange Migration (UdS)

One of the reasons for the extraordinary success of Undream’d Shores at the Hackney Empire (see previous Post for a full account and links) was that all the performers were … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

30: A Journey Begins… (UdS)

Seeing the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of A Winter’s Tale four or five years ago, I was haunted long afterwards by these lines: “…making a wild dedication of yourselves to … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

22: 30 Years of Strange Migration

This Post celebrates a highly significant anniversary for Grand Union. Strange Migration was premiered in Glasgow in May 1983, commissioned for the first edition of Mayfest, a brand new festival … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment