Improvisation

Glasgow 2

The past two days have been fascinating. Nick and I continue to confront questions about our piece and imagine new possibilities!

Each day we play together, drink coffee and talk. Plus there are field trips! Yesterday we ventured to the U of Glasgow recording studio to capture the decay time of the vibrations of my cello (Nick is using the sound file as a reverb in his patch. He can […]

By |November 2nd, 2017|Improvisation, Norman Adams, touring|0 Comments

Glasgow 1

I have arrived and am a couple of days into work with Nick Fells. We started with a walk around west end Glasgow, getting the lay of the land, discussing the big picture of the piece and just getting to know each other a bit. Then we went directly into improvising together. I on cello and Nick processing, looping and diffusing me into 8 small speakers using an old […]

By |November 1st, 2017|Improvisation, Norman Adams|0 Comments

The Big Recording Project II

Well, I’ve been working at it. The Big Recording Project. Each day I head down to my little room at 1313 Hollis Street and commit something to digital permanence. “Permanence” ….

It’s been an interesting process. My time has been pretty scattered due to The Cello of Mr. O, and then the big recording project for Derek Charke in Wolfville, so some days I’m there for 30 minutes, some days […]

By |May 24th, 2016|Improvisation, Norman Adams, The Workshop|0 Comments

The Big Recording Project

I’ve been thinking about this for a while: A solo record.

I don’t think of myself as a soloist really, but I am definitely a person who faces a challenge: “why am I NOT a solo player?” I ask myself….

I dug in a bit last spring in Prince George, BC at The Casse Tete Festival where I had a chance to play 2 sets alone. It was a challenge and […]

By |April 26th, 2016|Improvisation, Norman Adams|0 Comments