Simon Jeffes composed music for the ballet Still Life at the Penguin Cafe, largely based on earlier compositions for the Penguin Cafe Orchestra. (Geoffrey Richardson co-wrote one of the pieces.) The ballet was first performed by the Royal Ballet in , and the music was released as Genres: Avant-pop.
These are (mostly) solo piano sketches collected from the attic after Simon's untimely death of a brain tumor in December aged As such, they're not up to the standards of his excellent Penguin Cafe Orchestra recordings of course, but nevertheless make a nice remembrance of a unique musician.4/5(1).
Exceptions are 'Piano Music', which appeared on the Preludes Airs and Yodels compilation, and 'Kora Kora' and 'Silver Star', which were on the Union Cafe album. 'Lullaby' is a new piece completed by Simon but recorded after his death by friends and members of Penguin Cafe Orchestra/5(4).
The Penguin Cafe Orchestra (PCO) was founded by British composer Simon Jeffes (born February 19, ; died December 10, ). Born in Sussex, England, and raised in Canada and around Europe, Jeffes began playing the guitar at the age of 13 while attending boarding school in England and then studied classical guitar, piano, and music theory at Chiswick Polytechnic, but dropped out before.
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Most of the pieces on this album are previously unreleased material found on Simon's tapes after his death in December Exceptions are 'Piano Music', which appeared on the 'Preludes Airs and Yodels' compilation, and 'Kora Kora' and 'Silver Star', which were on the 'Union Cafe' album/5(3).