A variety of shards, incompletions, experiments and sketches by (or involving) Nick Harpley
soundscapes
LSF experiment

A gentle noise piece with just the Landscape Stereo Field - overdubs a bit and some fx

Noisy dance for Julie

Somewhat chaotic dance

Hjoias dri

An abandoned rusted playground, with forgotten memories

Frio pha

a house abandoned by its ghosts

Glasd firen

distant bells in the wind type thing

Bjerro kal

A swansong for the viola and darkness

Sphere dream

A solo violin dreaming somewhat spherically

Noisy

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

Slowdrift

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 

Jig

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

Ondine

Watery mournful loveliness

Misty

A memory of Errol Garner's beautiful tune

Fraab Tris Hlei

A melancholy descends

Hrr ap Jrdaj

A sequence of simple overdubs with the Waldorf Q

Magnificat

A mashup of various Magnificats

Dunes

Lost in the desert alone

Ddjao faoej

Some lost desert ritual

Accordion

My lovely 1910 Hohner musette accordion, overdubbing itself

Madagascar

Well this one even has a beat, sort of

Kyges Drun

Gentle destruction

Kasritu

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

film music
Refractions

Film and soundtrack for awen's Jubilee Pool Stories project

Legacy Wharf

Soundtrack for artist film by Tessa Garland

Pool piano

A set of cues and beds for use by people making films for awen's Jubilee Pool Stories

A few words about the SWF

Graphics and music for film about Kernewek and the various shenanigans. Ages ago...

Jubilee Pool

Film made many moons ago, based on Narcissus and Echo.

60 seconds

A video and some sounds featuring Max, counting.

Daisy Chain

Music for a Guardian FIlms production directed by Sky Neal

The Hill

Atmospheric soundscaping and film of the hill in Newlyn

Osceola

Video and synths collaboration with Geiom 

Brexit: a Prophesy

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

Love

Music for a trailer of an imagined film about love

instrumental
Elégie

for viola and piano

3 pieces for 2 Cellos

Cellos together

Elegy for flute and piano

Rather gloomy slow lyrical

Dance for 2 pianos

seems to be in 37/16 time - oh well

Drifting for 2 pianos
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

Strings

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

Slower

A MIDI mockup of a slow piece for sextet

Sextet

A piece for sextet.

Slow

Slow music for sextet, MIDI mockups

Lullaby

Lullaby for Lenka - for sextet

Bagatelles

Little shards for sextet

Isobel

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

Fluidities

Music for sextet

improvisations
Phil and Nick
Piano improv 06-05-22

playing with the Noire piano to add extra spice

Piano improv 25-05-22
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.