British pianist and composer Helen Jane Long stopped by KRCB's studios on Friday April 15th to perform in Studio J. She played KRCB's Steinway baby grand along with accompanying musicians, violinists Yuri Kalvits and Jonathan Howells, and cellists Nicholas Holland and Katherine Jenkinson. They're all traveling with her on a three week US tour, in a small tour bus with two babies in tow.
Long's minimalist tunes can be heard oln her two CDs, a third is due out later this year. She has also written scores for film and television, notably being part of the music team on the score of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Here, Helen and the band perform her piece titled, "To Dust" from her latest CD, Embers.