The premier of Layers of Life took place on October 15th, 2017.
“Old ones, new ones” was part of a catch-phrase (Old ones, new ones, loved ones, neglected ones) used to introduce the radio music programme, Semprini Serenade (1957-1982), of the versatile pianist/composer Alberto Semprini.
Semprini delighted in extremes, notably performing across popular, jazz and classical music genres, to the annoyance of the critics of the day. One could almost borrow this catch-phrase to describe the extremes in that recital: the established K. 423 string duet by Mozart followed by the Premiere of Layers of Life.
After the performances the audience was invited to a reception followed by a discussion and question-answer session with the performers and surviving composer about their work.
A video of the event is available, as is a CD of Layers of Life.