As of now, I'm
offering all my music for free from my website. I don't need to earn
money from song sales, and I think I can reach much more people this
way. I do appreciate it if you buy the music anyway :)
Releases, so far:
I've released several albums: 'Lost
In Love' (2007), 'The Void'
(2009), 'Quest' (2011), 'Sonnets
by Susan Evance' (in two volumes) (2016) and 'Thy
Delightful Shade' (2017).
Setting English poetry to music is an
ongoing project, and recently I released the album 'Autumn Airs, featuring poems
(about Autumn...) set to
music. From this album, the single 'Autumn' (poem by John Clare) was
From the project 'Thy Delightful Shade', a first single was released
in 2013: 'Shall Earth
No More Inspire Thee', after the poem by Emily Bronte.
Further single releases in 2014 were 'The
Deserted House' (Alfred Lord Tennyson), 'The
Tree' (Anne Finch) and 'Times
Go By Turns' (Saint Sir Robert Southwell), and, in 2017, 'Ode
To Pity' (William Collins). The album 'Thy Delightful Shade' has
been released in February 2017.
Videos were made
for each single.
'Sonnets by Susan Evance' explores the melancholic poetry of this
forgotten 19th century poet. 26 of her sonnets were set to music. Videos were made for six
The first three albums are more mainstream, although 'Quest' has
also been described as a torch song album.
Also released are compilation albums, one containing new remixes
from the albums 'Lost In Love' and 'The Void' ('Extended
Remixes 2013') and one containing reworked ballads from the
first three albums, as well as four new tracks ('Ballads
2007-2014'). In 2015, a compilation of all single releases to
date was added, titled 'Singles
2007-2014' (in two volumes).
Future projects include an album sung in Latin.
Some personal information:
For as long as I can remember, I've
heard musical ideas playing in my head, and I've always had the urge
to record them. I'm an autodidact, mostly. I've spend some time
studying musicology at university, but I was young, undisciplined,
way too wild - I couldn't get myself to finish the studies.
Learning music theory, learning to play an instrument and sing, all
by oneself, isn't the easiest road to take. It takes a lot more
effort than taking lessons. In retrospect, I regret not having done
I started recording my ideas at the age of twelve, but it took quite
a while to produce music good enough to share with the world. By the
time I released my first album, I was forty!
I've released several albums so
you can listen to my music on this website, and of course the music
is for sale through
and other online shops.
I'm not that famous, nor am I very wealthy. I don't really need to
be. Just a little more than I am now, perhaps :) I'm happily married
and I have a part time job as a civil servant. There's quite a lot
of time left to compose and record my music. I hope you'll enjoy
listening to it!
Collected blogs and news
This illustrated file
(.pdf) contains all blogs and news items I wrote
between 2008 and 2020, as well as relevant Facebook posts. It's
mostly 'tech talk' about recording and releasing my music, but
occasionally it's personal, and it does contain some background
information on lyrics.