Hero As Riddle by Martin Kershaw CD

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Hero As Riddle, by musician Martin Kershaw, is a beautifully composed collection of 9 songs dedicated to the artwork of by Edinburgh-born artist, Eduardo Paolozzi. The music covers a range of genres from contemporary classical music to drum and bass and each song is performed by a Scottish musical ensemble. The album won a Scottish Jazz Award for Best New Work in 2009 and was recorded and released in 2010.

Martin Kershaw was born in York, England in 1973. From a young age he had a great passion for music and by age 9 he had learned classical clarinet and by age 15 he took up the saxophone, which soon became his first instrument. This love of music followed him throughout his academic career, and he graduated from the university of Edinburgh in 1996. Kershaw was awarded a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he was able to further develop his love as a jazz performer and composer before returning to Edinburgh in 1999, where he quickly established himself at the centre of Scotland’s burgeoning jazz scene.

Scottish artist, Eduardo Paolozzi (7 March 1924 – 22 April 2005), was born in Leith near Edinburgh. He is best known for his pioneering developments in the iconic Pop Art movement, but he is also widely considered for his bronze sculptures, screenprints and collages. Paolozzi was particularly interested in the mass media and in science and technology and studied in Edinburgh, London and spent two years in Paris from 1947 – 1949. Alongside teaching at various art schools, Paolozzi developed his artistic practices in printmaking and sculptures and gained worldwide recognition for his incredible artwork.