Tag Archives: Landscape

Evening At Low Tide

Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Howe

Beautiful autumn day in Snowdonia

Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Howe

Colours of a Landscape

The view from scenic highway 12 in Utah

Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Howe

Grand Canyon – a truly mesmerising place

Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Howe

Winter Wonderland

Photo: Mike Alexander
Photo: Mike Alexander

Porthgain

I’m intent on sharing as many of the other Mikes wonderful photographs with you as I can – here are some beauties of a tiny Pembrokeshire fishing village as Autumn returns…

Photo: Mike Alexander
Photo: Mike Alexander
Photo: Mike Alexander
Photo: Mike Alexander
Photo: Mike Alexander
Photo: Mike Alexander

 

 

Beach…

Photo: Mike Alexander
Photo: Mike Alexander

Tranquillity

Photo: Mike Alexander
Photo: Mike Alexander

Paths…..

Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Howe

You kind of have to walk along these paths don’t you?

Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Howe

This is an ancient Welsh drovers road that was used for thousands of years to travel from Cardigan in the west to Shrewsbury in the east….

Photo: Mike Howe
Photo: Mike Howe

Ornamental garden path…..

Photo: Mike Alexander
Photo: Mike Alexander

Gold miners track……

The Music of a Landscape….The Prairie

On my 4th album “Heading West” I wanted to interpret some of the North American landscapes that I had seen and felt in the music that I composed.  But more than that I wanted some of the history of those landscapes to be heard in the music, and particularly in the instrumentation that I used.

This tune is about the prairies.  I obviously wanted to depict wide open spaces, but I also wanted the warmth and intimacy of the piano and double bass to convey some of the folk traditions of times past.  It’s not always a comfortable experience to interpret places that you are not completely familiar with, there’s a real danger of creating a cliche, as I have heard many times when the British culture or landscape is interpreted musically by others.

Anyway I hope that you like this one and can see where I’m coming from 🙂