COP26 – What Should I do?
Liz Dilnot Johnson explores the aftermath of the COP26 conference through four ecologically-minded composers.
Violinist Lucy Russell explains how to transform your practice by paying more attention to what you’re doing
Take a minute: practising improvisation
Liz Dilnot Johnson explains how the time frame of one minute can encourage freedom of improvisation
(Don’t) Sit Up Straight! What Musicians get Wrong About Posture
Cellist Ruth Phillips explores how to move through anxiety and insecurity and back into the world of performance by listening to your spine.
Read Ruth Phillips’ article in the London Cello Society Newsletter (PDF download, pages 12-13) >>
The practice of self-compassion: radical growth for musicians
Sophie Renshaw explores the ways in which negative thought patterns and tired ways of thinking can limit a musician’s creativity.
Reflections on the need for self-compassion: My story of sharing ‘Wounds’ at the InsideOutMusician Ceilidh
Sophie Renshaw reflects on what her Arts Therapies training has taught her about vulnerability as a source of creativity
TASTER VIDEOS FOR OUR COURSES
The Zen Practice Room with Ruth Phillips
Scale Practice with Ruth Phillips
Become the silence with Ruth Phillips
The feet with Ruth Phillips
The back with Ruth Phillips
Let Bach Live with Ruth Phillips
Bow Pranayama: a cellist’s morning practice
´Tuning in to your spine´. A conversation between Peter Blackaby and Ruth Phillips for the London Cello Society. London October 2021.
TEAM MEMBERS’ CREATIVE WORK
Mairi Campbell – Pull Me Up (Official Video)
Sophie Renshaw – ‘Wild elemental beauty’ – how Folk and Baroque make great musical bedfellows
Liz Dilnot Johnson – Tide Purl for string quartet
Liz Dilnot Johnson – Can You Hear Me? words by Greta Thunberg, featuring Lucy Russell on Baroque Violin
Liz Dilnot Johnson – Reflections, Dances and Fantasias for Cello
Liz Dilnot Johnson – Collaboration with film maker Blue Efrath: Pink Moon Diary
Liz Dilnot Johnson – Ex Cathedra perform Blake Reimagined for choir with improvising singers Gabriella Liandu, Margaret Lingas and Debipriya Sircar
Sophie Renshaw – Introduction to the Hirondelle project; Trio Mythos, Brothers Gillespie and Tant Que Li Siam
Sophie Renshaw in conversation with composer/ viola player Sally Beamish