Can you tell us about your new album?

Our new album “Passing By” by The Harper Trio is influenced a lot from living in Hastings after living in London for more than a decade. The views from the hills and the sea had a big influence on how I started composing for this trio.

Living in Hastings also lead to meeting Josephine and Evan, becoming friends and forming Harper Trio. The album has a meditative feel at times and a more powerful sound with the dynamics flowing from one to the other. Self-reflection and embracing silence were the main themes that inspired this album.

What other projects are you currently involved with?

I work as a music therapist in prison and hospitals and teach at Roehampton University, I collaborate with a legendary Cretan musician, Psarantonis with an album coming soon. But Harper Trio is musically my priority.

What are you currently listening to and what was the last CD or download you bought?

At the moment I’m listening to Pharoah Sanders, especially the album ‘Promises by Floating Points’, Pharoah Sanders and London Symphony Orchestra.

What is your all-time favourite album and why?

This is a very difficult question. It would have to be a compilation of specific songs/ pieces by various artists from different genres. From Jimi Hendrix to The Beatles, Pharoah Sanders to Stravinsky and Morton Feldman. But I find myself playing over and over Ethiopiques Vol. 4 by Mulatu Astatke.

Who has caught your attention recently that we should be listening out for?

There are so many artists, it’s difficult to choose. I will say “Impressions” by John Coltrane.