M-MAGAZINE, London, he felt fairly certain, had always been London (2016)
Interview about London tube-map piece and composing in general.
London, he felt fairly certain, had always been London (Cockpit Theatre, 2016)
Héloïse Werner, who sung her way round London Bridge, and mainly stayed south of
the river on the night, said it had been great fun working on the piece. “In the first rehearsal, we started at Bank,
and said we'd meet at Marylebone in ten minutes,” she recalls. “Now, when we walk around the city we hear
pitch and noise everywhere.” - Frances Robinson
Campbell and Barner-Rasmussen’s work created a stiflingly claustrophobic atmosphere with the
tension constantly rising as the music built to a dense wall of sound and the domestic visuals literally reached boiling point,
only to melt away into a final moment of catharsis. - Alex Groves
(Composer in Residence to CUMS) used unusual string bowing techniques, with endless downward slides reminiscent of the Doppler
effect generating a highly tense, even nightmarish atmosphere. - Harry Dadswell
SEEN AND HEARD, Patterned Echo Patterns (2010)
Ewan Campbell’s work, Patterned Echo Patterns was an enjoyable work, with repeated coruscating
note patterns creating a poetic and lilting movement. Sudden bursts of energy broke the reverie, gradually diminishing back
to the level of the opening. The composer made imaginative use of light, shade and colour, almost like a painting on canvas.
There were some wonderfully haunting moments, and some particularly beautiful playing from Antoine Francoise on piano and
Corentin Chassard on cello. - Carla Rees
Sunday night's Bowie tribute - featuring the Wilderness orchestra
and choir; London Contemporary Voices; Kate Nash and Charlotte Church - is a properly stirring experience. Hannah Jane Parkinson
The first was a set of Radiohead, yes Radiohead, and Aphex Twin songs,
recomposed for the orchestra by the conductor Ewan Campbell, and joined by the courageous and singular singer Camille O’Sullivan.
If you ask me, they could start a new career as a Radiohead Orchestra and go and sell out lot of shows. - Jacob Jelen