Speak To Me
Format: COMPACT DISC
The British pianist Adam Swayne presents piano works here, some of which refer to current political events or pop culture, including Kevin Malone's The People Protesting Drum Out Bigly Covfefe, written in 2017 and premiered by Swayne, which integrates popular songs from anti-trump rallies and in which the soloist is supposed to throw pink pussy hats into the audience. A versatile and eclectic musician, Adam studied at the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music before completing his doctorate as a Fulbright Scholar at Northwestern University in the U.S.A. His principal teachers were Ursula Oppens, John Gough and John Casken. Through regular concert appearances, pioneering research and new compositions, he continues to create and present unfamiliar music for all kinds of people. Adam Swayne is Lecturer in Music at the RNCM and Pianist and Programme Director for the Riot Ensemble. He has been described by The Times as ‘a pianist of formidable technique and high intelligence’ and by the Evening Standard as ‘an ideal blend of panache and subtlety’.