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...a rattle-bag of recordings from projects past and present. 

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photo: Michael Watson


Music for Inscape Piano Trio, featuring concert violinist Dunja Lavrova, cellist Dr Lachlan Dent and Richard Chew, piano. 

The term ‘inscape’ can be defined as the intrinsic inner nature of a person, a place or a living thing, particularly as expressed in a work of art. The 19th Century poet Gerard Manley Hopkins coined the word in relation to his concept of poetry and it also features in the poetry and philosophy of Thomas Merton. 

the windhover

I wrote this piece for solo violin a long time ago, as a response to the poem of the same name by Gerard Manley Hopkins.  

In this first recording of the piece, the violinist is Stephen Morris. 

This is where the idea of 'inscape' began for me I think.  Sheet music is published by Wirripang:


The WindhoverRichard Chew
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photo: Giles Perring
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mobilis in mobili

a couple of improvised ambient tracks featuring my great friend Ian Dixon on flugelhorn and sonic landscaping by RC on keyboards. Mobilis in Mobili - moving in the element, moving within the changes...the motto of Captain Nero's Nautilus. Somehow, appropriate. 

Sun Rim 1
Sun Rim 2

the shout

a trip down memory lane here. The Shout was a maverick cappella vocal ensemble I co-founded with Orlando Gough in London in 1998. 

Here are a couple of songs I wrote for the first album On Arrival (Carbon 7). The lyrics for Tall Stories were written by Orlando. 

taking leave of a friend
tall stories
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the last of england

piano music about a painting. This is a detail from Ford Madox Brown's epic picture The Last of England (1855).  A steamer on the  English Channel against the chalk cliffs.  And a young family on the emigrant ship, bound for Australia...

Cathy_The circle of her love moves with her
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