Graham & Jenni

Graham’s texts formed the basis for a song cycle composed by Jenni Pinnock. Cracked Voices premiered at Anglia Ruskin University in 2018.

Incredibly moving, profound, ground-breaking – Audience feedback

Digital downloads, a CD and a 48 page pamphlet are available from the shop.

He is currently writing a historical biography. For updates follow him on Twitter.

The poems explore the lives of ordinary people down the ages, delving into Celtic mysticism, German POWs celebrating Hitler’s birthday at a nearby English camp, a migrant woman giving birth on the highway, to resonant evocations of a meeting between a local man and Charles Dickens…Jenni Pinnock’s settings are apt and seldom predictable, fresh-faced when required, more withdrawn and ambiguous when the poetry calls for greater shades of meaning.
– Music Web International

Not only intriguing gloriously quirky stories, but really personal.
– The Daffodil Perspective

Two voices weave their songs between simple and spacious clarinet and piano… Palmer’s stories and poems truly bring these cracked voices to life; Jenni Pinnock’s compositions take them to another level.
– International Times

Explores ‘new parameters of the song cycle
– So You Want to Sing music by Women,
by Matthew Hoch/Linda Liste

an incredible project  (Cambridge105)

inspirational (Royston Crow)

very powerful (HCR104fm)