The album Music from the Colourdome is a collection of ambient, virtuoso guitar music. It provides a record of Durrant's work on steel strung and classical guitars with a box of foot pedals. Richard says: "The tracks come from free improvisation sessions performed inside an inflatable, psychedelic structure called Colourscape. Colourscape is a touring contemporary music festival as well as a huge piece of installation art. Inside Colourscape I love to create a swirling kaleidoscope of sampling pedals and guitars, then watch the audience drift around in their coloured capes (compulsory Colourscape costume) wondering what the hell is going on. " BBC Radio 3 recently chose track 5 to feature on their morning, weekday programme. Here's a review written after the album's 2005 release: 'Music from the Colourdome" Richard Durrant Richard Durrant studied classical guitar, cello and composition at the Royal College of Music since when he has forged his own highly individual career. Best known for his lively and entertaining guitar concerts Durrant has won devoted fans throughout Europe - his sheer virtuosity and uncategorisable repertoire earning his a unique place in the world of the guitar. Alongside his concert work Durrant is a busy recording artist and broadcaster. He is also a successful composer of television and concert music, works regularly as record producer and is recognised as a true multi-instrumentalist who has recorded and broadcast on mandolins, bazoukis, bodhran, cello and double bass. Richard played lead guitar with Sky during their last national tour and still performs regularly with the indefinable Herbie Flowers, playing a mixture of original material, classical and jazz. In October 2002, as recognition of his work promoting art in the community, Durrant was presented with a Daily Mail Golden Jubilee Award by HRH Prince Charles. In this 7 track CD Richard uses classical and steel string guitars together with bottle necks and effects pedals. The overall effect is a kaleidoscope of sound, overwhelming in it's brilliance. Track 1 is Westway a composition by Herbie Flowers and Francis Monkman followed by Atikatika/African Bells by Simon Limbrick and Durrant. Both these tracks exhibit scale runs with the speed, intonation and dynamics that I thought only Segovia ever produced. The tonal colours without loss of precision in Richard Durrant's playing are better than that of any other guitarist I have heard. My favourite track is Durrant's own composition, The Sleep of a King, a homage to his own 2 year old son, Django by name which gives a clue to Durrant's own wide ranging tastes of music and guitar playing. Superb guitar playing. More please. I am not normally a fan of studio produced music but the sheer virtuosity of the guitar playing has converted me. After all if Michael Jackson and a host of Pop stars can make a career out of studio productions, why shouldn't proper musicians do it? Brian Healey. Music Maker. July 2005.