Karl Jenkins: "I've always been a musical tourist"

9 July 2013, 12:09

The Welsh composer Karl Jenkins discusses his new Adiemus Colores, and how his career has resisted categorisation.

In the week that Karl Jenkins' new work and album, Adiemus Colores, hits record shops, Classic FM's John Brunning chatted to Karl Jenkins about how the album came about, and how it's different to its predecessor, the phenomenally successful original 1995 Adiemus album.

Inspired by Patagonia and featuring the incredible talents of Mexican tenor Rolando Villazon and Montenegrin guitarist Milos Karadaglic, the album is a typically diverse work from Jenkins, based on the different colours and dance styles of the region.

In this in-depth interview, Jenkins also goes into the international recording process, and how he aims to resist categorisation and keep his career fresh.

Reading this on the Classic FM app? Watch the interview on YouTube here.