The Oriental Miscellany: King's College London
Jane Chapman Artist in Residence at King's College London (supported by the Leverhulme Trust), researches the 'Oriental Miscellany' from 1789 and other works from the Foyle Special Collections Library.
Rituals to Mould her with - Kings Place London
Twin composers Litha and Effy Efthymiou present 'Rutuals to Mould her with' at King's Place. A new multimedia work in collaboration with Jane Chapman, actor Esme Patey-Ford, dance artist Harriet Parker-Beldeau. Other performances include Handel House, London, Turner Sims Southampton, RWA Bristol.
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Jane's recording of The Oriental Miscellany received this important recognition, awarded by 156 independent music critics and journalists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
‘The harpsichordist Jane Chapman is known for her fearless advocacy when it comes to unconventional discoveries. The Indian songs transcribed and edited by William Hamilton Bird are a genuine trouvaille, one of the first, if not the first, examples of musical orientalism. This recording comes so lively, fresh and inspiring that musical knowledge and listening pleasure are equally guaranteed. Chapman always discovers new facets of the harpsichord, rarely has this instrument been more timely and up-to-date than here. In a nutshell, a hitherto unknown work is opened up and so gorgeously performed that one is lost in admiration.’
(For the jury: Guido Krawinkel)
Oriental Miscellany interview - Southampton blog
Jane Chapman, our Turner Sims Fellow and principal harpsichord tutor, has just released a new recording of the Oriental Miscellany (1789) – one of the earliest publications of Indian music in the West. Here she explains the project and talks with journalist Suanshu Khurana from the Indian Express (Delhi). Her disc went to number 14 in the Indian iTunes Classical Charts (SIGDC415).
The Tempest (Sound Affairs) 2016 tour
Sound Affairs, renowned for staging strikingly innovative concerts and events featuring new music juxtaposed with cinema, theatre, dance and video for over two decades, present a new adaptation of The Tempest combining English music from the 17th and 18th centuries by Locke, Purcell and Linley the Younger with works by contemporary composers Michael Nyman and Charlie Barber. Enchanting magic lantern images are provided by visual artist Andrew Bolton.
Three leading performers acclaimed for cutting-edge contemporary and pioneering early music performances, exploring new paths that cross boundaries and classification. Stephen Preston baroque flute, Richard Boothby viola da gamba.