In 2014, I was invited by Late Junction’s Max Reinhardt to the BBC Maida Vale studios to workshop pieces with singer/cellist Laura Moody and Syrian kanun player Maya Youssef. They are both fantastically accomplished musicians in their own right, so it was great fun to work with them on a song of mine entitled, ‘Greenwich Pier’ as well as Maya’s composition ‘Syrian Dreams’ and Laura’s ‘Dark Days’.
These were all debuted on Max’s show over the course of a week and finally in July 2016, Late Junction teamed up with Gearbox Records ‘Unpopular Music’ to make a vinyl of selected songs from various Late Junction sessions entitled 'Unpopular Music'. This included my own ‘Greenwich Pier’ as the closing track. It’s a magical record, and I’m very proud for this to be my first outing on long-player vinyl alongside other such great artists. Have a read about the vinyl in this excellent review by Richard Foster from The Quietus.
Unpopular Music (2016)
"'[Ana Silvera's] Greenwich Pier' [is] a wonderful piece of modern folk...its deftness and surety of touch means it’s damned pleasing"
- The Quietus
[L-R] Maya, Laura, Ana post-recording at Maida Vale. See the full gallery on the BBC website here