The Bish/Thompson Duo
Guitar & Trumpet
The Bish-Thompson Duo are in increasing demand for concert engagements and master classes.
Their enigmatic and exciting performances are both informative and intriguing as the pair explore the sonorities of two contrasting instruments.
As two innovative and exploratory characters Greg Bish and Anthony Thompson wished to share their musical experiences as a duet. However, when you perform on two such contrasting instruments as the guitar and the trumpet, this is not as straight forward as it sounds. As practically no music exists for a guitar and trumpet duo, it took the pair weeks to compile an appropriate list of repertoire. The result, though, is wonderful and makes every concert with the Bish/Thompson duo a voyage of discovery.
The pair are always happy to use their extensive knowledge to guide the listener through the history of either or both instruments via the use of musical examples, diction and period instruments - making for an exciting and informative concert.
The performers are not afraid to tackle any repertoire and they have their own arrangements of various Renaissance lute songs, lieder and classical sonatas right through to modern day pop songs. They are also committed to commissioning new works from young composers, two of which are represented on their live CD. The recording was made on the last evening of a short tour undertaken during May 2011 and features Greg on guitars with Anthony on Flugel horn, Bb, D and piccolo trumpets.
"An Intimate Evening with the Bish/Thompson Duo" is available right now through Greg or Anthony, as a physical CD priced £10 or as a digital download online from itunes, amazon, cd baby and all major music websites!
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