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Literary Author in French and English
THE CRIME OF THE BOURGEOIS WALLENSTEIN
Published on Amazon in July 2022.
Translated and adapted into English from the French original. The last day in the life of Wallenstein, an armchair socialist, who finally decides to save the world. Inspired by political life in London and a fantastical sojourn in Montpellier.
THE WALLENSTEIN SONATA
Self-published in 2015. Listenable on Soundcloud. CDs available directly from Thomas (2CD cardboard wallet). Place your order now by emailing Thomas. £20 including shipping.
A large-scale, modern classical romantic work in four movements. Composed, performed, recorded and produced by Thomas. Mastered by Mattia Sartori.
LE CRIME DU BOURGEOIS WALLENSTEIN
Publié aux Editions Amalthee, France, en décembre 2018.
Le dernier jour de la vie de Wallenstein, un bourgeois socialiste qui décide, bien trop tard, de sauver le monde. Livre comique, inspiré par la vie politique à Londres et puis un séjour fantastique à Montpellier, en France.
Graduating from the International School of Geneva, La Chataigneraie, in 1992, Thomas read Philosophy, Literature and Music at Sarah Lawrence College, New York, USA, with an exchange year at Wadham College, Oxford University. He went on to study Composition and Orchestration at the Conservatoire de Musique of Geneva, under Jean Balissat, when he was also a chorister (Tenor) in the Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne, under Michel Corboz.
Moving to London in 2001, Thomas formed and played in the band Siglus for three years. He obtained a PGCE in Secondary Music at the London Institute of Education in 2005, and worked as a secondary music teacher for four years, before teaching piano privately for a decade. After a sabbatical in France (2018-19), he moved to Oxford with his family, where he first worked as a cover teacher and currently teaches Piano and English as a Foreign Language.
Over the years Thomas has produced, performed and released numerous classical compositions as well as albums of rock songs. He usually gives an annual recital at the piano, premiering new works. Alongside music, Thomas has always kept busy writing and is delighted to introduce his novels to readers.
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Thanks, peace and goodwill.
The frogs were an example unto us all, in those days, a good example to
follow. Greater than the gods, greater than the prophets, and greater than all
the messengers of the kingdom combined.
For the word of man is no deeper than a gust of wind under eternity. And
all the wise counsels are foreshadowed by nothingness, and by the
shallowness of existence. Speech must look to silence, and action, to
from Siglus and the Black Pea
by Thomas Bove