I have been collaborating with composer Helen Russell since 2015, providing words for an opera, which we’ve based on The Centaur a short story by Jose Saramago. We are still in the writing process, but will be promoting the idea more fully in 2017.
Recordings and performances
A Return to Sarnia (2014) by Chiara Beebe, based on my poem A Return was performed by The Guernsey Sinfonietta as part of the Terra Nova concert of new and modern music in St. Peter Port Guernsey.
Recording: A Return to Sarnia
Clameur – The Collaborations of Matthew Pollard & Peter Kenny vol.1 (2012) . The Pollard & Kenny album ‘Clameur’ records This concert will fall in love with you, Clameur and Minotaur. The recording also features Glen Capra (piano), Cem Muhurrem (violin), Tom Norrell (marimba) and Adam Bushell (vibraphone, marimba).
This concert will fall in love with you by Matthew Pollard and Peter Kenny, premiered by the Tacet Ensemble in the Brighton Festival fringe 2010. Composer Matt Pollard and I were inspired by the idea that music could be haunted by a speaking voice, able to conduct a direct and passionate love affair with the audience.
Recordings: Two tracks from Clameur