April 23rd – 26th
A few months ago, the inimitable Laurence Tompkins – music writer extraordinaire, one half of the Manchester Slip Discs label, and resident at Resonance FM – asked for a short piece of music for banjo and electronics, for a four-city, twelve-gig tour called Handy in April. I wrote it, enjoyed writing it, and a couple of weeks ago it all happened. Below one of three shows in Oxford, at OVADA, and a fixed media version of the piece, called Moscow Dancing Bar. The light installations are by Dori Deng.
There are eleven more of these little chamber music adventures cued up for a release on Slip Discs this summer, and plans to bring some kind of arrangement of it all through the UK and Europe next spring with a crack squad of genuine, authentic, acoustic musicians from various layers of the earth. Watch this space.