'TMK' [SLP005] pairs guitarist Tom McKinney’s première recordings of new music by David Futers, Larry Goves and Tom Rose with electronic reimaginings from the composers of each other’s work. The disc’s six pieces occupy a space grounded on the intimacy of the solo instrument, but offer a more fluid perspective on the guitar, and the traditional notion of the composer. This is music defined not by dogged extremes but by a continuous sense of unfurling as the participants revel in the mediation between composer, performer and media. Ultimately, TMK presents a picture harder to pin down than its constituent parts.
Guitarist Tom McKinney was born in Stoke-on-Trent and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Gordon Crosskey and Craig Ogden. He now plays with many of the UK’s leading new music groups such as Psappha, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and Ensemble 10:10. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at Aldeburgh Festival, Brighton Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Spitalfields Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Buxton Festival, St.Magnus Festival, Warwick Festival and Lancaster International Concert Series. Working closely with composer Larry Goves, he is a founder member of the ensemble the house of bedlam.
released July 26, 2013
Music by David Futers / Larry Goves / Tom Rose
Recorded by Carl Raven
Mastered by SLP