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Sirius - Chill
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August 18, 2012
Nicky Hind's Crossings (for guitar + electronics) can be heard in rotation on Sirius satellite radio Chill (channel 53).
 
 
Audio Classica
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April 28, 2012
A review of José Luís Bieito's CD Reflections in the Spanish music journal Audio Clásica included the following comments about Nicky Hind's Reflections: "…Lovers of this [minimalist] aesthetic, where the tangle density and rhythmic counterpoint are always a plus, cannot miss the title track, penned by Nicky Hind, eleven minutes.…"
 
 
University of Glasgow Chapel
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May 27, 2011
Nicky Hind's triptych for three female voices – The Gentle (with vibraphone), The Well (with electronics), and The Joyous (with Harp) – will be performed by Scottish Voices (cond. Graham Hair) on August 30 at the University of Glasgow Chapel, Scotland. The concert forms part of a series of music research conferences, in which Nicky Hind will also give a talk on the triptych and his views on composing.
 
 
Nancy Step in José Luís Bieito's Reflections performed at the Fàcyl Festival, Salamanca
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June 6, 2010
Blogger, Kimono, reviews José Luís Bieito's recent performance of Reflections at the Fàcyl Festival, Salamanca, Spain. (Photo: Nancy Step performing in Reflections). Note: review is in Spanish.
 
 
Reflections at the Fàcyl Festival, Salamanca
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May 23, 2010
José Luís Bieito, performs his multimedia work Reflections, May 31 at the Fàcyl Festival, Salamanca, Spain. The acclaimed performance combines guitar, video, lighting, and dancer (see video excerpt), and features three compositions by Nicky Hind – Reflections, Crossings, and Ripples – as well as works by Steve Reich and George Winston.
 
 
Video: The River Speaks
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January 15, 2010
Consisting entirely of a single animated photograph (the cover photo for Hindsight) and a few lines of text excerpted from Siddhartha, the video expresses the connection between the music and the Hermann Hesse novel.
 
 
VEUS. El rumor d'una ciutat
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November 25, 2009
José Luís Bieito performs Reflections and Ripples at the Teatre Plaza, Barcelona, November 27, 2009. VEUS. El rumor d'una ciutat is a dramaticized poetry recitation directed by Calixto Bieito (brother of José Luís) with musical accompaniment.
 
 
Robert Lampis - guitar
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October 25, 2009
Robert Lampis performs music from his recently released CD, Lamentatons, on October 31, 2009. The concert includes the three compositions by Nicky Hind featured on the CD – Lamentation (world premiere), Crossings, and Reflections – and takes place in Nürnberg, Germany, at Galerie Bernsteinzimmer, Großweidenmühlstr. 11, at 8 pm.
 
 
Reflections: José Luís Bieito - guitar
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October 14, 2009
Recently released in Spain on the Ars Harmonica label, guitarist José Luís Bieito's new CD features three compositions for solo guitar and electronics by Nicky Hind – Reflections, Crossings, and Ripples – plus works by Steve Reich and George Winston. CD also includes liner notes by Nicky Hind.
 
 
Video: José Luis Bieito: "Reflections"
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June 21, 2009
Guitarist, José Luís Bieito, performs his multimedia work for guitar, video, lighting, and dancer, July 11 in Barcelona. The performance follows a successful premiere in February 2008 (see video excerpt), and is timed to launch a new CD, Reflections. The CD features compositions from the performance, including Nicky Hind's Reflections, Crossings, and Ripples, as well as works by Steve Reich and George Winston.
 
 
Lamentations: Robert Lampis - guitar
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June 14, 2009
Recently released in Germany, a new CD by guitarist Robert Lampis features as its title track the first recording of Nicky Hind's 'Lamentations' for solo guitar and electronics. In addition to Lamentations, the CD includes new recordings of Nicky Hind's Crossings and Reflections, and works by Eddie McGuire and the guitarist himself.
 
 
Tom McGrath
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April 29, 2009
Playwright, poet, and pianist, Tom McGrath has died aged 68. Nicky Hind was saddened to learn of this news today. "Tom has been an inspiration to many young artists and musicians over the years, and I count myself amoung them" said Nicky. "He had great depth and insight, and I learnt a lot from playing music and talking with him". Among many other credits and accolades, TomMcGrath played jazz piano on Nicky Hind's A Far Cry (on Hindsight).
 
 
Guitarist, Robert Lampis
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July 23, 2008
Guitarist, Robert Lampis, will perform Crossings at an open-air concert in Schwabach, Germany, on Saturday, August 2, 2008. Lampis is dedicating the performance to the memory of a close friend, Thomas Montag, who passed away in 2006. The performance is timed to take place at sunset…
 
 
Airplay: Hindsight on The Upper Room
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May 22, 2008
Long standing Connecticut-based radio show, The Upper Room, co-hosted by Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault has recently been playing tracks from Hindsight, including The River Speaks, and Reverie. The Upper Room can be heard on WVOF 88.5 FM, Mondays, 4-8 PM EST, and online at live365.com.
 
 
Video: José Luis Bieito: "Reflections"
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March 31, 2008
'Reflections' is a multi-media work for guitar, video, lighting, and dancer. It is the conception of guitarist, José Luis Bieito, and received its successful premiere at Barcelona's Caixa Forum last month. In addition to works by Steve Reich and George Winston, 'Reflections' features three pieces for guitar + electronics by Nicky Hind – Ripples, Crossings, and Reflections (2006). The latter is featured in a short video that shows highlights of the performance.
 
 
Zeitgeist Reviews Hindsight
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November 28, 2007
Scottish webzine, Zeitgeist, has published a review of Hindsight, describing the album as "a treat from beginning to end". Thanks, Zeitgeist!
 
 
Seven Visions Surfaces on CFBX Electronic Music Chart
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October 10, 2007
Seven Visions has surfaced at no. 6 on the CFBX Radio (British Columbia, Canada) electronic music chart.
 
 
Skylight Webzine: Interview
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October 5, 2007
Following his warm review of Seven Visions, Skylight's Billy Yfantis inteviewed Nicky Hind for the webzine. The review describes Seven Visions as "…a psychedelic journey to the center of your mind".
 
 
Articmist Features
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September 21, 2007
Spanish radio show Articmist, with Jorge Sergio, has recently featured tracks from Seven Visions and Hindsight on its playlists (program 61, program 63, and program 66). Sergio also reviewed Seven Visions on his blog at arcticmist.org (English translation).
 
 
A Ultima Fronteira Radio's Roberto Vales
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August 30, 2007
A Ultima Fronteira Radio: Broadcasts and Reviews
Roberto Vales, of A Ultima Fronteira Radio (Spain), has favourably reviewed Seven Visions and Hindsight, and played numerous tracks from both albums. Thanks for your support, Roberto!
 
 
Guitarist, Robert Lampis
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August 16, 2007
Work in Progress: "The Fall of the House of Usher"
Nicky Hind is currently working on music for a performance of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher"—in German («Der Untergang Des Hauses Usher»). This is a collaboration with guitarist, Robert Lampis, and poet/narrator, Gerd Berghofer, and will be premiered in Freystadt, Germany, on November 10, 2007. Excerpt: "…the grim phantasm, FEAR" (mp3)
 
 
Song Vault Top 10 Placement
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July 14, 2007
Thanks to all those who have voted for A Far Cry, as well as Ripples and Slumber!
 
July 3, 2007
A Far Cry has reached number 8 on the Song Vault new age indie hit radio chart. Ripples has reached the top 20. Log on to Song Vault and give these tracks a vote!
 
 
College Radio Airplay
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May 9, 2007
College Radio Airplay
Hindsight and Seven Visions are gaining regular airplay on college and community radio across the USA. A recent sampling of radio station playlists includes the following: KFJC, WXDU, WREK, KPSU, WMBR, KALX.
 
 
Sirius Satellite Radio Programs Crossings
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March 30, 2007
Sirius Satellite Radio Programs Crossings
Crossings (from Seven Visions) has been added to rotational play on Sirius' Spa 73 channel. Sit back and relax. And if you don't hear it, call the Sirius listener line (877-337-4748).
 
 
Nicky Hind Interviewed on Bill Miller Show
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March 27, 2007
Nicky Hind Interviewed on Bill Miller Show
The interview will air on three consecutive editions of the Bill Miller Show on April 23, 30, and May 7. Nicky Hind discusses his musical background and introduces tracks from Hindsight and Seven Visions. The Bill Miller Show is nationally syndicated.
 
 
Listen to the Wind releases two retrospective CDs
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January 24, 2007
Newly formed label, Listen to the Wind, makes its inaugural release of two CDs by Nicky Hind: Seven Visions (a collection of electroacoustic compositions) and Hindsight (a re-release on CD of the acclaimed 1987 album).
 
 
NickyHind.info site launched
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January 24, 2007
NickyHind.info site launched
Having migrated over from the former commonsensemusic.com domain, the new site provides information on Nicky Hind's newly released CDs – Seven Visions and Hindsight - and current activities.
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