There was magic in the room when Joep Beving came to London’s Tileyard Studios last autumn. The Dutch composer and pianist was there to record his latest work: September. He also set down ‘An Amalgamation Waltz 1839’ in a new arrangement for voice, piano and string quartet.
Beving was joined at Tileyard by four of London’s finest string players and soprano Grace Davidson, known among other things for her appearances worldwide in Max Richter’s ‘Sleep’. Her wordless vocalisation soars high above piano and quartet in ‘An Amalgamation Waltz 1839’, the original version of which first appeared three years ago on Joep’s album Prehension. The free-flowing piece is paired with September, a meditation for piano and string quartet on stillness and concentration.
'Joep Beving – The London Session' premieres today on Apple Music and will be released across all streaming partners on 14 August 2020.