Program #1922

This edition of New Sounds looks at the new simplicity in British composers, including piano music by Howard Skempton, the composer and accordionist; Simon Jeffes, the late founder of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra; as well as John White, Chris Fitkin, and others.

PROGRAM #1922, "the New Simplicity - music from England" (First aired on 5/29/01)





Howard Skempton

Surface Tension

Passing Fancy [:30]

Mode #61**

Howard Skempton

Well, Well, Cornelius

Well, Well, Cornelius [3:30]

Sony #66482** (

Simon Jeffes

Piano Music

Silver Star of Bologna [4:00]

Zopf #002. email: phone (44) 20 7792 3493.

Piano Circus

Fitkin /Nyman/ /Seddon/Rackham

Chris Fitkin: Sextet [7:00]
Tim Seddon: 16 [4:30]

Out of print, but check back with for availability

Howard Skempton

Surface Tension

Surface Tension I [6:30]

Mode #61, see above.

Geoff Smith

Gas Food Lodging

Like Me, Want Me, Pay Me

Kitchenware #KW27. Kitchenware Records, The Stables St Thomas Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE1 4LE, England. Tel. 0191 230 1970 Fax. 0191 232 0262

John White

Private tape

Symphony 16, excerpt [3:30]

Not commercially available

Graham Fitkin


Frame [10:00]

Argo #433 690**
Available at*

Simon Jeffes

Piano Music

Shelter [4:00]

See above.

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