A variety of shards, incompletions, experiments and sketches by (or involving) Nick Harpley
Sphere dream

very simple, getting stripped down to basics

Flipside engine blues

hybridisation in progress


More noise-based spaces - will make up some more vaguely nordic-sounding names at some point

Memorial haiku fragments

In memory of a dear friend, passed


a bit of a gentle hesitant meander

Thaor goc varr

a bit spooky I guess

Drejk hu

Some pseudo-ethnic winds

Mood sketches

Limited to sounds from Spitfire's LABS range, 11 short sketches for different scenes

Brej dis aarv

Gentle monastic bells 


A jazzy little number for Henry, for the purposes of cheer.

Hojia Sra Kllo

Sun-drenched melancholy

Par ocho

A bit of distortion for the times

Frio gsaal

A laid back smooch

Wewj Kaai

Moody music for ghosts

Gllep Ohd Forrn

Some kinda-techno for Josh


Watery mournful loveliness


A memory of Errol Garner's beautiful tune

Brexit: a Prophesy

Music for a sequence of poems and texts, paintings and drawings by artist Timothy Neat

Fraab Tris Hlei

A melancholy descends

Hrr ap Jrdaj

A sequence of simple overdubs with the Waldorf Q


A mashup of various Magnificats


Lost in the desert alone

Ddjao faoej

Some lost desert ritual


My lovely 1910 Hohner musette accordion, overdubbing itself


Well this one even has a beat, sort of

Kyges Drun

Gentle destruction


Atmosphere with a bit of weather

Ghost Trio

Not a trio, not Beethoven - I just like the name

Football crowd

A contribution to the Cities and Memory project www.citiesandmemory.com

Geoff Marc and Nick

with great pleasure adding Marc Hadley's expert tenor sax noodlings to the mix (25 July 21) - spoiled a bit by some recording shenanigans I'm afraid

Nick and Geoff in lockdown

I do the piano first then Geoff adds the bass, normally. Plus Geoff's new double bass!

Nick and Geoff and Martin

Jamming with Geoff on bass, me on keys and Martin on drums

Piano improv

Sporadic unedited solo improvs by Nick

Nick and Billy and Phil

Phil on guitar, me on keys, Billy on drums

Nick and Geoff

Geoff on fretless (and occasional double) bass, Nick on piano.

Reverie for 2 pianos

Obvs a bit of a Debussy homage

Elegy for two horns
2 Violas
Elegy Fragments

For Viola and Clarinet

Nocturne for trumpet and strings
2 pianos
String quartet

First draft of movements of string quartet, development ongoing.

Nocturne for alto flute
3 clarinets
Ave Maria

MIDI mockup of pieces for unaccompanied double SATB - plus score


A collection of short-form music for solo violin and strings (MIDI mockups)


A MIDI mockup of a slow piece for sextet


A piece for sextet.


Slow music for sextet, MIDI mockups


Lullaby for Lenka - for sextet


Little shards for sextet


A song for baritone, words from Finnegans Wake. I replaced the vocal with a cello in this mockup. 


Music for sextet


Music for a trailer of an imagined film about love