"What a beautiful
idea? ... you are great and I want you to always be there...."
Glausnitzer-Smith; transitstation, werftraum)
"She [Scotsman journalist]
did say she'd enjoyed your performance...it's an excellent review overall
It was a great weekend - really special and I enjoyed your playing
(Rose Strang, TotalKunst/transitstation
"Just to reiterate
my thanks for your piano playing during my performance on Sunday. I'm
really happy with it....
Also, Rose said that the journalist from the Scotsman
really liked the piece so fingers crossed."
(Sam Sweeting; Berlin...Edinburgh,
"I like what you
were saying about trying to follow what I was doing with what you were
playing, which is quite funny
because I think that I was doing the same
thing in a way. Blaise and I have also been talking about
along this line. Mutual Improvisation!" (Sam Sweeting)
"The Spotter [I produced the soundtrack] was
a great film - well done"
Simpson, Project Development Director, Propeller
"Good stuff on Saturday
my friend!...I look forward to hearing a further recital from you! and
please do bring
one of your cd’s for auction. I would like to bid
for it! (And do you have one with the piece
Vortex Sutra] you played on Saturday. I would like to hear it again.)"
(Peter Vere-Simmons: Berlin...Edinburgh)
"I found your essays
especially interesting, most prominently the one on Philip Glass' film
"I just listened
your work and I really like it...as a whole I really like it...I really
the ending music
and I think it will work very well...the later section
is really good...
the News Jingle, the melody is fine..
Thanks for all
the effort. You have been
doing a wonderful job.
I am reallylooking forward
to listen to the new music."
(J Li, dir. The Spotter, LFA,
"these words of yours
with content and poetic style are so true. True of you and I can feel
the emerging energy
which accompanies you at the moment and onwards. There
is a lot of work to be done but I know that I/we
can depend on you because
you show genuine interest and engagement. and yes it is true ts becomes
more and more
a community which is expanding into the areas of indiviual
personal growth and developement. That is so important.
But we are also
looking for a quality in the work which is an important, individual landmark
on the map where transit stations
are to be found. I feel exhausted...I
am so happy that I can witness your journey through life and I will be
You are doing great Rupert. I just saw my mother and she loved
your work so much. She was talking about you."
Glausnitzer-Smith, creator of transit
"You have the ability
to get into the mindset of a 2 yr old. You should take up childminding"
"brilliant at keeping
in touch...a gentleman...local Philip Glass expert..plays Glass like it's
rock n roll"
(C. Ryder of Frari)
'Your trainspotting tracks
(trainspotting2a1, trainspotting2a2) are really good.' (C.
"thanks for the little
audio pieces (as above)-they're brilliant!" (Katherine Hymers, transit
awesome bro. I flipin enjoyed it." (viewer of Death (G)row)
special, compelling, powerful" (a listener on some of my music)
"I'm really into
the music and in fact listened to both back to back straight away. They
are very intense
when they are listened to like that, andI find them really
interesting in the way they are because although
I love that intensity,
when I can't deal with it I can just pick and play a couple of the compostitions
which are so pleasant in tjeir succinctness, if that's a word."
Gould, an artist who graduated from
Kingston Uni.,"does quite a lot of different types
of work from
drawings - collage - wall things, sculpture & video & try his
hand at design."
"Your website is
awsome! Keep up the good work!" (website visitor)
"Just want to say
how much I enjoyed your music. ts seems to be progressing well!"
"It's me Rick from
the movement performance with the audience. We (Rick, Rebecca and Carsten)
did have a real good time, also because of you joining in with us. I do
hope that we will be able to work again.
Maybe for the TS Edinburgh?"
Transit Station Berlin 2005 artist.
'Your music for
Death (G)row was simply perfect' (charles
webber of rightcharlie media)
"This is rather
an unexpected and original little piece, using a very economical style
of musical language;
in particular, a very individual approach to
rhythm; the harmony (when there is any) may owe something to Stravinsky,
but even he didn't write bars of 22/8 followed by 12/16 (as far as I remember)! Iit
is certainly refreshing & different
from the run-of-the-mill stuff so
common on SibeliusMusic" (Laurence Hills on my composition called
"And when I see your poems I always
feel better. Because it's simple but so deep and I feel it in my heart.
You don't need much, cause you have everthing inside you. Your mind is
a great thing and [you express] great emotions.
I loved when you express
yourself...very beatiful...You write with your heart with your soul. I
learned so much with you.
you transform simple words into beautiful words.
You are the poetry, you are the poem, you are the poet, you are
the writer, you are everything and much more. sometimes when I feel alone, I go to read your poems & I feel better."
"With music like that, who needs words?"
(fellow student at RUTC on my piano playing).
© Rupert Cheek 2014, unless otherwise stated