Tuesday, 1 November 2011
Whitley Arts Festival Reading
In the evening of the 29th October 2011 I played a solo gig at the Whitley Arts Festival due to an illness in Jessica Curry's family. I was to play alongside the film 'The Colour of Pomegranates' for 30 minutes. After an splendid evening watching an array of wonderful and strange short movies it was my turn. To close the evening and the festival, I have made a number of instruments recently, see old posts as well as the 'long bow' just completed. This was to be my first show where I wouldn't play a laptop, ipad or korg kaosillator to create a bed or loops, this was to be just my instruments through various effects. At the soundcheck all sounded good, the room had a dynamic and all was set. I clunk on stage and the evening went well, the sound of the instruments filled the room with ethereal otherworldly sounds, the audience bewitched by the wonderful images of the film and the sounds seemed to be enthralled. So a great evening, the instruments were stroked and plucked by an inquisitive audience after the show. My appetite set for more shows and more instruments what a few weeks this has been for music. I drove back to somerset late through the night, thoughts bouncing through my mind, darkness and motorway....very rock and roll...Let's have more!!!