Monday, 30 January 2012
What's Coming Up?
Well, last week's gigs were worth all the rehearsals GRIN ... Dream headlined at The Priory - I'm hoping the recording Howard made on the night might be uploadable to our YouTube channels, watch this space ... and Saturday afternoon at The Criterion was a very mellow affair with Phil Riley and piano ... thanks to audiences at both venues, who were very appreciative.
Thanks also to Philip Herbert and The Tiffin in Leicester, for a most fun and informative meeting on Wednesday, and most delicious curry!
Apart from the usual rehearsals with Phil, Dream and the Slappers, and regular school djembe pupils, I have workshop days coming up at Grantham National and Highcliffe Primary, as well as the start of a new project at Abington High.
During half term I'll be returning to work with The London School of Puppetry on a performance project with marionettes and a percussion orchestra (that's me!) The piece is a Merce Cunningham style improvised performance, relying on the music score to lead the action ... never a dull moment working with Caroline Astell-Burt and her immensely diverse and creative students!
Meanwhile, a very new and very exciting music project has begun this evening with my dear friend and colleague, Jude Winwood ... kora and piano ... another space to watch ...