About

Inspired by Wendy Carlos’ seminal 1968 recording Switched-On Bach, Switched-On Playford┬áreimagines and revoices 17th-century English country dance music for the 21st century.

Playford’s English Dancing Master was published in several editions between 1651 and 1728 and influenced countless musicians and composers. Chris Green takes 11 of the tunes from Playford’s original publications and uses a blend of electronic, modern and early instruments to create music that is vibrant and new but also deeply rooted in and respectful of its source.

 

Album Release

Switched-On Playford will be released by Blast Media on digital and limited edition CD on 23rd September 2018. Keep an eye on Facebook or Twitter for further details or sign up to the mailing list…

Listen

A couple of rough cuts from the album..