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Lost Souls' Electronic Cellist at the Narrative Arts Club
Two of Ireland's most innovative and irreverent storytellers, Adam Wilson and Coilín "The Oh-Aissieux", present their most gruesome tales of the dead and the undead, while the quick-witted Ambiencellist loops up the goosepimples on cello with electronic effects
09 November · 19:30 - 22:30
Library Bar Extension, Central Hotel
Exchequer Street (off South Great George's Street), Dublin 2
Baile Átha Cliath
Nutgrove Shopping Centre hosts an innovative new festival from 15th - 25th September.
Over the ten days there will be a series of lunch time and evening time events all around the food court and the Calypso Restaurant.
The festival aims to bring the arts to life and provide a relaxed opportunity to enjoy events with friends. There is a wide range of performances of music, dance, drama, poetry and comedy take place in the Centre over the ten-day period.
Several exhibitions are taking place featuring artists from The Doorway Gallery, Kilmainham Arts Club and photographic exhibitions from contemporary documentary photographers. There are live art demonstrations and chats on art from the artists in an informal and fun atmosphere.
Friday 16th September
Nutgrove Shopping Centre
Sunday is a nice day at the Electric Picnic, and I'm looking forward doing an Ambiencellist set again in Global Green.
Global Green is the place at the Picnic where everything slows down.
The theme this year is Surfing The Waves Of Change.
Re-charge * Re-think * Re-engage
Sunday 4th September
Cultivate, Global Green
Stradbally, Co. Laois
The Trillion Dollar Bill @ Sweeneys .. featuring three of Irelands most promising, upcoming bands.
No entry fee!
Support from Mark Ellison / After Show Party with Rob Hawk (2hour Dj set).
TransAutoRadio are a semi-instrumental collective of musicians, fusing a range of sounds and ideas to make music with a strong sense of journey. With an emphasis on live performances which... incorporate wind instruments, strings, noisy guitars, drums, bass, vocals, and synths, the band provide a unique experience that no review or recording can quite capture.
Live video from the 2fm Studio 8 Session
Others have said: "Great, Great Stuff" (Dan Hegarty, 2fm) / "... each show brings with it something new, surprising and ultimately fresh” (Jessica Hayden, Le Cool) / "This is a band that’s going places" (Oliver Arditi).
Youth Mass to date have released one EP Misanthropy and one free download Tony Don’t You Worry to critical acclaim (receiving much coveted stamps of approval from influential DJ’s such as Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio), Dan Hegarty (2fm), Paul McCloone (Today Fm), Cathal Funge (Phantom FM), John Barker (98fm) among others).
The future’s bright for the four lads from Trim with their debut single Wide Eyes due for release in September 2011 and their song Tony Don’t You Worry featuring in the upcoming motion picture Playback featuring Christian Slater. Youth Mass have also just been announced for the prestigious Hard Working Class Heroes festival 2011.
Zombie Cops are a 4 piece band from Dublin who write dark blistering pieces of pop rock.
What makes Zombie Cops stand out, aside from the quality of the music is that they have 2 lead singers, which means lots of variation vocally. Zombie Cops released 3 singles to date to great critical acclaim" Featured recently by NME and fantastic reviews from HOTPRESS Hotpress: “File under promising.." Naomi McCardle (Harmless Noise): "looks like Zombie Cops have a summer hit in the body bag. Heinekin Music: "catchy choruses, I can definitely imagine turning on my radio and hearing a Zombie Cops song blasting back at me"
Friday 26h August
I Ate Mercury (featuring Raven & CAH 44) @ The Joinery Gallery
I Ate Mercury (James Mackin and Claire Fitch) featuring Raven Aflakete and CAH 44.
This project is based on the interaction between spoken word and instrumental improvisation. Using acoustic and electric sources.
I Ate Mercury featuring Raven Aflakete and CAH 44 will bring together original poetry and music to create a sonic performance space where the artist is free to explore and where the listener can be immersed within this interactive sonic experience.
Friday 19th August
Tickets € 8 / 6
Trans Auto Radio.
TransAutoRadio is a semi-instrumental collective of musicians, fusing a range of sounds and ideas to make music with a strong sense of journey. With an emphasis on live performances which incorporate wind instruments, strings, noisy guitars, drums, bass, vocals, and synths.
"Having seen TransAutoRadio develop since their first gig upstairs in Whelans, I can say that each show brings with it something new, surprising and ultimately fresh... " Le Cool.
Thursday 21st July
George's St. Dublin.
The Howl Ensemble.
The Howl Ensemble is an experimental installation and community action. It is an open system that will live for six hours on a single day. We invite an audience to listen or participate, to come and go, to become obsessed, to become hungry, to join us or dismiss us. There will be music, poetry, bodies, and change.
This event is the second Dublin statement in a nomadic multi-year conversation with Allen Ginsberg’s long poem Howl.... It is not an adaptation of this poem, but rather an embodied ensemble response.
Food, drink, and musical instruments are welcome at this event.
A single ticket purchase (€5) will give all-day access from any time, including re-entry, to this event. Some places will be reserved each hour to join the performing ensemble; these tickets will be €10. Individuals who wish to “top-up” an audience ticket to join the performers may do so at the venue on payment of an additional €5
Tickets will be on sale from the 15th of June via the Ten Days in Dublin Festival 2011. They will also be available at the door.
This event is conceived and organized by Nick Johnson.
Thursday 7th July : 12 - 6pm
12, Rutland Place, Dublin.1
Irish Chamber Music Society. Launch Party.
- James Mackin, Matthew Nolan, Richard McCullough, Laurence Mackin, Cameron Doyle, Lioba Petrie, Karen Dervan
3epkano are a Dublin based, seven piece collective who are dedicated to producing original soundtracks for silent and avant-garde cinema.
They will be working with the films, Anémic Cinéma, Ballet Mécanique, L’étoile de mer and Rhythmus 21.
I Ate Mercury
(James Mackin and Claire Fitch)
Mackin invites musicians to improvise upon arrangements in a studio environment before the gig, and documents the process. He then projects snippets of the filmed footage as an interactive audio-visual backdrop to the overall musical collage, which he creates live at the show balanced with live musicians and stunning visuals by Donal Dineen/Hector Castillo.
- Eoghan Kelly, Paul Frost, Phill Collins, Deirdre Frost, Steve Kelly
CROSSBONES is made up of some of Ireland’s brightest young talents on the Irish music scene. Boasting the unique line up of trombone & bass trombone, CROSSBONES offer a fresh perspective on jazz music. They will be performing their own original material.
Thursday 9th June : 8pm
The Sugar Club
Lwr. Leeson St, Dublin
Tickets : € 14
TRASH. A music theatre piece in development.
From the heart of Europe comes a Muslim from the Middle East, standing in an empty space at dusk, full of memories, dreams and hopes...
This hour long piece of music theatre is the initial stage of a collaboration between actress Claudia Schwartz, theatre director Liam Halligan and cellist Claire Fitch. The work is inspired by Austrian playwright Robert Schneider’s play FILTH which Claudia and Liam presented with Project Brand New as part of the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival 2009.
Click here for the project blog.
Sunday 15th May : 8pm
Monday 16th May : 8pm
The Back Loft, La Catedral Studios
Augustine St, Dublin
Tickets : €10 / 8
29.4.11 Mindfield Pavilon
Raven, CAH 44 and Ambiencellist
The Word : Poetry & Slam
Ambiencellist and Dance improvisation at the Kilmainham Arts Club, Patriots Inn, Dublin on the 4th April @ 9.00pm
Cello & Electronics : Claire Fitch
Dance : Claire Tobin
It really was amazing to improvise for a dancer, I found it mesmerizing!
Thanks to Vawn Corrigan for setting this up.
I Ate Mercury are playing again at the ATRL, Trinity, Dublin on the 18th March @ 9.00pm
Drums, Percussion and Electronics : James Mackin
Virtual Sax : Brendan Doyle
Guitar : Damien Kelly
Viola : Karen Dervan
Cello : Claire Fitch
Visuals : Donal Dineen
Here's an MP3 which is hosted on soundcloud.
BYOB and donations on the door
The fun continues! I Ate Mercury is over at the Spirit Store, Dundalk on the 28th February @ 9.00pm
Drums, Percussion and Electronics : James Mackin
Virtual Sax : Brendan Doyle
Guitar : Damien Kelly
Viola : Karen Dervan
Cello : Claire Fitch
Visuals : Donal Dineen / Hector
Here's the Facebook Event Page
James Mackin Ensemble, Visuals by Donal Dineen. Guest Damien Kelly.
WHO ? :
Drummer James Mackin can be seen elsewhere this month with 3epkano, Don Baker and St. Peter's Male Voice Choir. He is a graduate of The Drummers Collective, New York and holds a masters in music performance from DIT Conservatory of Music.
WHAT ? :
...Mackin performs his new solo project where he explores the traditional jazz concept of improvisation upon form, with the utilisation of todays technology.
He invites musicians to improvise upon arrangements in a studio enviornment before the gig, documents the process and projects snippets of the filmed footage as pieces to an overall musical collage that he creates live at the show balanced with live performance.
Instrumentation from Mackin includes an acoustic drum set, samplers, electronic drums, keys and various live effects processors. Mackin will be joined by some of the countries finest players as a treat, plus Visuals by Donal Dineen - A musical pioneer since his early days as the presenter of No Disco (RTE) in the nineties, through to his current late night radio show The Small Hours on Today FM, Donal Dineen has used his discerning ear to seek out, listen to and encourage experimental music in all genres.
Poetry and Cello @ Monster Truck, storming of Dublin Castle to follow.
Monster Truck Project Space
73, Francis St. Dublin 2.
Dave Lordan, CAH-44 and Claire Fitch
Narrative Arts Archive Show, Innovation Dublin Festival 2010.
Library Bar, Central Hotel
Nov 10th 8.00pm
Innovative storytellers Adam Wilson and Coilin "The Oh-Aissieux" will perform a showcase of their favourite tales, to be filmed for the European Storytelling Archive . Meanwhile, Ambiencellist Claire Fitch brings her cello with an armoury of electronic effects to create evocative soundscapes, in which the tales unfold with unprecedented power.
Beal Poetry Festival
Coversation Drifts Up The Ventilation Shaft.
Shebeen Chic, Downstairs.
Georges St, Dublin
Nov 3rd 9pm
The open rehearsals (improv music theatre band) perform with Maurice Scully.
Poet Emily Crossland performs Mikel Rouse's Autorequiem
DJ-set from Eomac.
Ambiencellist and CAH-44
Stephen James Smith
Two dates in October :
Shamanic Tales with electronic cello @ Fiction.
La Catedral Studios, The BackLoft
Oct 9th 3-4pm
Fiction is a two-person exhibition of paintings, prints and installation by Leila Pedersen and Daniel Lipstein.
Using different techniques such as drawing, painting and print-making, they try to elicit imaginative and emotive responses by weaving narrative, dream and theatre to provoke a powerful portrait of the human condition.
This show is a celebration of the spoken tale, drawing from the obscure, visionary, intangible; symbo...lism that is inherent in the folklore of all cultures and that is expressed in the dreams and desires of the human psyche.
The Oh-Aissieux will perform a set of shamanic tales with accompaniment by AmbienCellist Claire Fitch on cello with electronic effects in the space on the Saturday afternoon of the exhibition.
We will ask for a contribution of EUR 6/2 towards this, but this is optional.
You are very welcome to see the exhibition and/or this extra performance for free.
Fáílte is fiche!
Ambiencellist and CAH-44
Oct 9th 6.30-7.30pm
Ambiencellist @ Electric Picnic
Saturday 4th September
What you will hear isn't simply cello music, it's ambiencellist music. Take a musical journey into the world of acoustic-electric cello soundscapes. Let your consciousness be awakened by the hypnotic sound of Ambiencellist.
Other massive Electric Picnic highlights will be to join
Raven on Natasha's Chocolate Love and Tea Emporium Stage in Body and Soul @ 5pm, Saturday
Fight Like Apes on the Crawdaddy Stage @ 5pm, Sunday!
What a weekend!
FLM Ensemble @ Kilkenny Arts Festival
Sunday 8th August
Tickets €20 / €17
FLM Ensemble met while pursuing an MMus in performance at Dublin Institute of Technology.
Coming from a range of musical backgrounds, the trio have forged a distinctive improvisational approach: open yet focused, with each musician drawing from a blend of acoustic and electronic influences to create a richly-textured sound.
Shane Latimer is equally at home playing jazz guitar, improvising on prepared instruments or sampling/processing live instruments. He has performed at various festivals, including Cork Jazz Festival, DEAF and Electric Picnic, and played jazz and improvised music in Europe and North America.
Claire Fitch is a cellist, composer, improviser and string arranger who performs regularly with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, The Orchestra of St Cecelia and the Irish Film Orchestra. She has performed and recorded with artists such as U2, Kate Bush, Smokey Robinson and The Corrs. Her award-winning music production company has provided music for games, ﬁlm, advertising, theatre and television.
Drummer James Mackin tours regularly in North America and Europe performing in everything from arena rock shows to film score improvisations in cinemas. He has numerous album, film and television credits to his name and can also be seen this year performing with 3epkano.
Cello Tales @ Kilkenny Arts Cafe.
51 Kieran St, Kilkenny
The original Oh-Aissieux will perform a selection from his repertoire of tales for the telling, while the daring Claire Fitch will perform as AmbienCellist, improvising on cello with electronic effects to create moods and augment the drama of the tales.
Stories may include: Rane in the taiga (a young anthropologist's struggle for survival and initiation into shamanism in the frozen wilds of Siberia) Sun and moon (Greenlandic cre...ation myth) Nalikateq (Greenlandic tale of a voyage to the moon) Niamh and Oisín (ancient Irish tale)
Disclaimer: These stories may include scenes of explicit sexual content, graphic violence and shamanistic practices, which may make them unsuitable for young children.
Claire Fitch, AmbienCellist
Hilltown New Music Festival
31st July and 1st August.
A weekend festival of contemporary music, sonic and visual installations,
film screenings, workshops and talks around the medieval castle
keep in the grounds of Hilltown House.
This year's festival features a line-up of leading Irish and International artists, composers and performers, including: Barbara Lüneburg (DE), Jennifer Walshe (IRL), Danny McCarthy (IRL), Roberto Oliveira (ESP), Aideen Barry (IRL), Linda O’Keeffe (IRL), John Lato (USA), Francis Heery (IRL), Jonathan Nangle (IRL), Piaras Hoban (IRL), Anthony Kelly (IRL), David Stalling (DE/IRL), Claire Fitch (UK/IRL), Bryan Quigley (IRL), Gordon Delap (IRL), Rory Walsh (IRL), Victor Lazzarini (BRA/IRL), Cormac Crawley (IRL), David Bremner (UK/IRL), Hilary Mullaney (IRL), Robyn Farah (ZA/NI).
Day Tickets €15 • Festival Pass €25 • Camping Facilities Available
FESTIVAL TIMES: SATURDAY FROM 2PM-LATE - SUNDAY 1PM-8PM
Ambiencellist will be over at The Shed, in Dublin on the 11th July.
An event dedicated to present
music and visual art that would possibly help souls to become one in the field of mystic stillness...
Claire will be improvising with Michael, who has collected sounds : mature and culture-synthetic reverberated Hammond and minimalistic 2d space falling in to 2d, some sounding like trzask plum and bulgot...
Ambiencellist and Claire Crehan will be at Body & Soul on 20th June. 5.30pm in the Sacred Union Dome.
Ballinlough Castle. Co. Westmeath.
The line up at Body & Soul is, and always has been, an incredibly eclectic affair -with acts ranging across a spectrum of genres from acoustic to electronic - folk to rock - traditional to classical. Slightly left of mainstream and always a healthy selection of homegrown talent thrown in to the mix.
And we like surprises.
Our Weekend will take place across the labyrinth of stone-walled gardens and woodlands in Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath as a celebration of the Summer Solstice, the 19th & 20th June.
Ambiencellist is going over to the Narrative Arts Club to participate in a really cool event .. story telling, graphics and sound!
Thursday, 24 June 2010 from 7.30 to 10.30 pm
StorySketch with Adam Wilson and Coilín The Oh-Aissieux
Library Bar Extension, Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.
Two of Ireland’s most adventurous and innovative storytellers invite you to draw while they perform in the cosy Victorian sitting room that is the Library Bar Extension.
This show will include a performance by The Oh-Aissieux of the first part of the Tibetan epic, Gesar of Ling, in which the dragon princess Dzeden gives birth to the shape-shifting Gesar, who takes part in a horse race to gain the throne of the kingdom of Ling.
Admission EUR 6. Concessions EUR 2.
Tonguebox is back! at the Cobblestone. Smithfield.
29th June. 8.30pm
The Tongue Box is open!
This last Tuesday in June we feature an extremely diverse trio of poets: the bawdy, voluptuous verse of Sandra Harris; the poignant poetics and politics of Eamon Lynskey; and the recession-fueled rantings of Dave Lordan (both Eamon and Dave have new books out, by the way...).
We also welcome to the black stage musical guests ambient cellist Claire Fitch (back by demand!), country/blues rock duet Jezebell...e, & the gritty-sweet urbane folk of singer/guitarist/poet Declan McGuaran!
The exquisite corpse, "Tongue-Boxed" (added to on the night by our punters in their collective madness) continues to grow towards its record-setting length, becoming more bizarre each month, and we feature our second-ever open mic!
As usual, expect surprises. Your host, Raven, will be wearing his goggles for this one...
The Last Bogatyr : Directed by Sarah R.Lotfi, Original Music by Claire Fitch.
Selected as one of 9 finalists in consideration for the 37th Student Academy Awards on June 12th at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater, Los Angeles.
The Academy : Press Release
The Wrap : Press Release
Indie Wire : Press Release
Drogheda Fringe 2010.
Ambiencellist is over at UrbXchange on the 2nd May @ 2.00pm.
Unit 1 & 2, Haymarket. Drogheda. FREE.
UrbXchange will create an experimental social - arts project that will provide an opportunity to discuss, participate and celebrate through visual and performance art.
Big thanks to Gary Maguire who recorded this video on the day.
Ambiencellist is over at Tongue Box on the 26th May @ 9.00pm.
The Cobblestone, 77 North King St. Smithfield. Admission Free
The Tongue Box is open! Celebrate Spring with a bouquet of some of the best performers we've had! This month we're on wednesday the 26th (instead of Tuesday), and we're bringing back poets CAH-44, Mike Igoe, Andrej Le Saint, Orla Martin, Karl Parkinson & Stephen James Smith, ambient cellist Claire Fitch and DJ/MC Moschops! Your host Raven (Vanquisher of the Clown Pimp) will be there, and you'll have your chance to help make history by writing a verse of what's becoming the longest Exquisite Corpse in Ireland!
FM Ensemble over at the Theatre in DIT, Rathmines, on the 14th April @ 1.10pm.
Cello and Electronics : Claire Fitch
Drums and Percussion : James Mackin
The fun continues! FLM Ensemble over at the Millstreet Studios on the 27th March @ 8.30pm.
Cello and Electronics : Claire Fitch
Guitar and Electronics : Shane Latimer
Drums and Percussion : James Mackin
30th March : 9pm : Tongue Box @ Cobblestone.
The Tongue Box is open!
Dublin's premier spoken word showcase returns with another eclectic line-up! Next Tuesday, 20th March, we are proud to feature actress Nicole Rourke (and perhaps all the women inside her), who captivated the crowd last year with her theatrical monologues; poet CAH-44, ranting from the heart; offbeat and charming songs by singer/poet Orla Martin; ambient cellist Claire Fitch back by demand in solo performance and in tandem with your host, Raven (in his clown-pimp shoes).
Plus: our newest feature; what will eventually become the longest exquisite corpse in the country - written by all of you!
Don't know what this is? Come on down and find out! As always, expect surprises (this time maybe en Francais)!
At the Cobblestone, 77 North King St. Smithfield
I'm looking forward to taking all the ambiencellist stuff to Lexicon @ the Cobblestone, in Dublin on 23rd Feb. We will be improvising using writings and tunings by Harry Partch.
Also I've just done an interview with Claire O'Mahoney for Radio Kerry K102, to be aired on 17th Feb. Click here to listen.
Here's an interview I did with Torun Kirby Torbo for Norwegian Radio (NRK P2) on 13th Jan.
It was aired twice.. 13.03 and 19.03 local time.
It's a busy time, but it's all steam ahead for now. Gigs include Le Cirk on Dame St for Love Music Hate Racism on the 10th. Pictured is Cliff Horseman and Ambiencellist.
The computer set up is a huge success for live work. A Macbook Pro with a Novation NIO and a Korg NanoControl are working perfectly and are all small enough to fit into a laptop bag.
Ambiencellist has been invited to a couple of fantastic electro festivals next year, I'll announce them as soon as the details are finalised.
Just back from playing a couple of Ambiencellist improvisations @ The Glor Sessions. (Downstairs @ The International Bar on Wicklow Street)
I had the incredible pleasure of improvising with Cliff Horseman.
Basically, I wired the acoustic cello up to the computer and created some soundscapes and improvised to Cliffs poetry. It was a brilliant evening of poetry and music.
Big thanks go to Stephen James Smith for hosting a fantastic evening.
Here's the remembering of one of the improvs I did at the Glor Sessions Glor Ambiencellist
I was out on the town yesterday, playing an Ambiencellist improv yesterday over in Naked Lunch (Upstairs @ Feile Bar on Wexford St)
What a brilliant, inspirational evening. The diverse range of artists was fantastic. Will be attending many more.
Here's a remembering of the things I got up to .. Improv 21-10-09
Last night I was playing the electric cello through Ableton Live, using a plug in designed by Eric Wistrand. It's an emulation of the revox set-up used by Robert Fripp and Brian Eno.
This mp3 uses the same computer set up and I'm playing the acoustic cello because I wanted to try a new pick up out ! Just bought an AKG C411 and its very responsive to use.
The Autumnal Equinox Streaming Event is taking place on Sat 19th September. The Ambiencellist set will be at 5pm GMT.
Drop by and listen in.
I've uploaded videos to youtube too - it's the first time I've entered the visual world, and am really enjoying the process of producing them. There will no doubt be many more!
It's that time again.
Preparations are being made for the Autumnal Equinox Streaming Event over at Electro Music and Stillstream
The Autumnal Equinox Streaming Event will be on the 19th September. The Ambiencellist set will be at 5pm GMT.
It's a busy July here.
I've just finished writng the score for a new film, directed by Sarah.R.Lotfi. The Last Bogatyr It's currently on route for the festival circuit of 2009/10.
Also I've been writing and recording string tracks for Irish band Elken
The summer has well and truly hit Ireland, and I'm looking forward to the Summer Solstice Streaming Event on the 20th.
I've had to organise software to enable me to stream direct from the studio and I decided to use Nicecast
here's the live radio stream from 20/06/09
The Crawdaddy Gig was brilliant fun, and I'm on the path to getting more dates sorted!
The first to announce will be an incredible event scheduled to take place over the solstice 2009.
Ambiencellist will be performing a live set at 17:30 GMT 20th June 2009.
radio.electro-music.com and stillstream.com
Some more dates for you.
20.04.09 Button Factory
Circleways are part of the lineup for the Way Out West CD Launch.
Ambiencellist is part of the support lineup for Wildbirds and Peacedrums.
It's a great time right now. Recently I got hold of a monitor for the NS Design, it was a drawn out decision, but I went for a Yamaha Stagepas 250. It's a single speaker, perfect for use as a monitor, sounds great, and importantly it's not too heavy!
There's been a couple of jam sessions here lately too .. lbionic and myself are getting some tracks together.
And Har, Scot Solida and myself are planning a live radio show using NinJam software! It'll be amazing if it works!
It's snowing here in Ireland. It's very cold!
I heard some really sad news today, Road Records, the finest independent record store in Ireland is closing down soon.
My heartfelt thanks to Dave and Julie, for a wonderful place to sell CDs in Dublin. Their enthusiasm will be missed. I wish them both all the best with future projects, and hope to see them up and running again soon.
I've also been sorting out some photos - here's one from the last gig.
Here's an amazing video created by Lainy Voom : Fall
"No idea where this movie came from, it kind of made itself through the music..." Lainy Voom.
Hey it's wet! This rain is certainly keeping me indoors and encouraging me to write more music. My new electric cello arrived via UPS recently.. its a NS Design 6 string. It's a pleasure to play and the wheels are moving closer to a live show being organised! Here's a couple of tracks I recorded after getting the new cello, click and have a listen to Meta Cello and Meditation.
Back to work, and I'm being kept very busy. Frank Kearns and myself are in the studio right now, over in Clontarf, Dublin. We are writing tracks, collaborating on arrangements and really coming up with some cool material. This will all be put together as an album in the near future.
Summer is here, and there's been loads of writing and planning happening. Stuart Norfolk and myself have been in contact and are planning a collaboration for the New year.
The Circleways jazz group rehearsals are in full swing and it's great fun to be using the Boss GT8. Dorothy is sounding fabulous using her delay pedal and Sean is positively smoking with his MoogerFooger.
I've just done a radio interview for Stillstream. An internet radio station dedicated to ambient music. I'll upload the program for you to listen to as soon as I can.
It's cool to be collaborating with some wonderful artists right now. Frank Kearns and myself are to set to go into a studio for a week in September. I can already tell you the results will be fantastic.
Another collab that's happening right now is with AlgoMusic guru Tim Conrady. We are writing a fair few tracks together right now, and at least 2 of them have been picked up by Jon Anderson. It'll be great to see the results.
Claire is working on getting the Celocity CD to be playable live right now. Recent purchases include a K&K Big Twin pick up for the cello, a Boss RC-50 Loop Station and a Boss GT8. Watch this space, because I promise it won't be long to wait before a live show is out there.
Arrangements are being made to get the Circleways jazz group ready to go on another tour in Mid November. Dorothy Murphy, Sean Og, Claire Fitch, Cormac O'Brien and Phil MacMullan will be rehearsing over the summer.
The new Celocity CD has been made record of the week over in Road Records, Fade Street, Dublin. Road Records are the premier distributor of Independent music in Ireland.