Staff and management at NAC, Epic Studios, SCVA (esp. Liz Ballard)
Richard Penguin for help and advice.
Peta for support and photos
Epic Studios, Magdalen St. Norwich, 19th June
Rick Walker was coming on tour to Europe, so this event was organised in his honour.
Jeremy Trantor was asked along as a bass player, to play, and make up a trio with
Rick and me, andy butler . Plans changed drastically when it turned out he had brought
with him percussionist Chris Leeds.
Also featured were sets by Stephen Scott
In the quartet music, we first hear Jeremy and Chris (aka Masse) then after about
4mins Rick Walker enters on melodica. Later andy butler enters with guitar (on left hand side),
but be aware that a lot of the guitar like tones are from Jeremy's unusually tuned bass.
The video was assembled from footage shot by Rick Walker by me, as there
was no available video of Rick's Performance some of the audio is heard in conjunction
with his abstract shot of a popular Norwich tourist attraction.
This was a great afternoon, special thanks to Steve Lawson who drove up from
London while feeling decidedly under the weather.
I neglected to record my
own performance following quite a bit of stress with a decaying mixer.
Half way through the event my friend Steve Patterson quite spontaneously lent me his video camera,
so I was able to film something of Steve Bingham and Per for the archives. If
you're wishing, like I did, that he's lent me that camera a bit earlier then as luck
would have it Steve Lawson
and Lobelia's fabulous music is well represented on
Scroll down for videos by Steve Bingham
Just 3 days after the main festival, I'd (coincidently)managed to book some
space within a 'Late Shift' event for live looping, Per Boysen was able to stay
on for this and I was thrilled when Per agreed to perform a set with me as a duo.
During the gig with Rick Walker, Stephen Scott
had expressed regret at not being
involved in the joint improvisation that ended the evening...so...it became a
logical choice to ask him to accompany Jeremy and Chris (aka Masse).
Chris is the only person in the Festival who didn't loop himself, however his
audio was captured by Jeremy for loop remixing. This was the very first time
that Stephen had played with them, hopefully not the last.
I still had the loan of the video camera, so was able to capture the trio
in full flight. For the set with Per I montaged some stills by Peta.
mp3s for download
Stephen Scott - guitar
Chris Leeds - percussion
Jeremy Trantor - harmonica, flute, live loop remix
This 'Late Shift' multi-media event featured live looping
performances by, Stephen Scott,
Steve Bingham and andy butler .
This was the first time I'd met Steve Bingham, so it was amazing to see him
perform. Steve filmed himself while playing, here's a couple of pieces and
there's more to be found on YouTube.