At the start of the year, I was fortunate to have an orchestral piece called “Chef Concertino” performed at Birmingham Conservatoire. The composition department has an annual competition where composition students can submit works to be performed; the best 6 are chosen. My performance incorporated two passions: food and music. It featured my chef uncle […]
What beautiful weather! A year ago, I met a Swedish lady in London (on the bus I think), who said the main reason she decided to stay in the UK was down to the summer of ’76. She told me she had been longing ever since for another glorious summer like that to return. Maybe […]
Been a while since I have blogged. A lot has happened. Let’s keep it short and sweet:
We are getting there… thank goodness for that, as I’m having the trippiest dreams as the pressure is on. Young people have written two original sets of lyrics for songs using the riddims of Steel Pulse and Burning Spear, I have an a capella idea for the final ditty, we have one session left to devise/rehearse, […]
Thanks to Vicki from Uchenna for thinking of me to compose a dance score for young people based in Andover! The brief was for the piece to be 10 mins long, have a strong pulse and able to fit with wide range of dance styles Uchenna uses as its staple (house, African, voguing).
Today’s workshop was great! 4 sessions to go before the big day! There is no shortage of energy with this group, loads of personalities and ideas. I’d definitely describe this group as like an over-excited puppy, wanting to greet every passer-by with a nuzzle.
The workshops took place today at St. James school Handsworth. It was great to have Prince Jamo‘s support, for him to impart his vast knowledge of reggae music.
laughter. nuff said. a bit lazy this one, sorry. funny
well behind. still got 3 to do, but was able to blitz some today. a crazy week. here is memory. audio from youtubes ennit. i took the piano triad used on the video and messed around with it, took half the time, it is very simple. white notes. memory
Finding time to write this blog post has proven to be a mission… Nearly in April already! Seriously, wtf! Time (yes, a constant) appears to racing ahead, feel like I am going to wake up an elderly woman at this rate! Anyway, I’ve some great projects happening at the moment.
Harborne Academy‘s waiting room transformed: We faced several drawbacks, people not understanding the ideas of our transformed space, (especially older groups), some said there was not enough seating, some didn’t like it, but we quickly we addressed their concerns, and resolved any issues.