music

Hiatus

Been a while since I have blogged. A lot has happened. Let’s keep it short and sweet:



Respek Vanley: Music Workshops Sessions 3 & 4

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, […]



Respek Vanley: Music Workshops 2 and 3 plus updates

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.



Respek Vanley: Music Workshops Session 1

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.



Episodes of Blackness

A dance piece I composed music for is being performed next month at Dance Xchange, 4th November. I’ll be sat at the back biting my nails, critiquing. Be there!



Fly or Die

Old, but funky.



Workshopped Out

Been delivering a fair amount of workshops this term, as well as being busy running new promotion Rea River Soul, last venture was a success, lots of great feedback – woop! The promotion game is a tiring one when you’re work full time, most of us do and I shan’t complain! 



E14 baby!

I’ve spent most of today following the Vocab Dance brief of starting with a seed, so long intros. What excites me about the live performance aspect is seeing/hearing the vocal artists improvise over the loops I’ve created. 



Before Day

Yeeeeeeessssss! Sunday night vibes!



Luke Abbott – Swansong

I love this, it really tugs on my heart strings. It starts off a bit crazy and then turns into a lush, sonic sojourn.



Radigue’s Sonic Beds

Triptych – The Music of Eliane Radigue from Sound and Music on Vimeo. You can learn more here.



The Waiting Room

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.