Life After

Been busy writing music for Uchenna Dance Company. The updated version is complete. The performance is this Friday at The Place, near Euston. I’ve enjoyed the process, it was a tiny bit stressful due to the fact we had NO time.

Dancers work in 8s, my piece was in 4, shouldn’t be hard then, multiply by 2. Think again, I scratched my head umpteen times trying to get music and dance sections to flow. My counting has improved. A musician who can’t count, yup, shocking. I think I was mesmerised by dance movement. I’d conjure sounds and ideas for the moves, oh and then, whoops, I’d lost my place! Well, I can now confirm to you dear readers, that I can count 39 rounds of 8 counts of music (78 bars of 4) without getting lost. (Should I be proud?)

I’ve had an amazing time and hopefully they’ll be more dance collaborations to come.

This is what it sounds like:

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(Afro, house-y in places, electro. I’ve tried to get rid of the vocals, some randomly left in)…

What’s it about? Exploring the emotive responses of loosing someone you love.

Shambala!

The mamas have been asked to DJ at Shambala Festival! We are very grateful to Dan and the Shambala Festival crew for having us back, tis a wonderful intimate festival, boasting a music lover’s selection of artists and lots of other fun shenanigans you can get up to. If you wanna catch us we shall be playing at the bar on Friday between 16:00 and 18:00.

Sister 45 has pledged to base her Saturday night costume as Lady Gaga, in typical can’t be bothered fooked, lazy style I shall leave it to the last minute, any suggestions? What you going as?