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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

Lessons of the Semi-Tone Modulation

Day one of a super sweet gig in  Kingston is done! I love my summer life in Charlottetown, it’s true. The cycling, tearing through the woods, spinning along the water, the bike riding, bikes, the rides. Oh yeah, and our great life there, and the job that Sue and I do to support all that….. The Charlottetown Festival. A big part of that great life, maybe the biggest part, […]

By |October 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sabbatical Tour Chronicles #1

It’s a stunning morning, misty and unusually warm for late-ish October. As the sun rises the beams stream in the windows of Stanfield airport revealing the equally stunned faces of my fellow travellers. Maybe it’s just that it’s 7:30, and many of these folks have been up for a couple of hours already, but I think it may be that airports have become a more serious and exhausting place, […]

By |October 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments