As life begins to tentatively return to some kind of normality we’ve all started to do things we haven’t done for a while – here’s a few updates:
First indoor gig
I’ve played a number of outdoor gigs over the summer with Fez, Ghost School and Fire Tower 4 but I recently played my first indoor gig with Ghost School in the lovely Octagonal Chapel in Heptonstall, We were joined for a special guest appearance by our good friend Ruth Gardziel.
The building is beautiful and the acoustics were excellent. At the beginning of next month I’ll play another indoor gig with Fire Tower Four at the Northern Quarter in Huddersfield.
I’ve been invited to present a paper on the Balconi performance at a Music Conference in November that takes place at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. The invitation coincides with a relaxation on entry into the Netherlands, so I’ve decided to make the journey. Rotterdam is somewhere I’ve never visited. It’s said to be a city of wonderful modern architecture and what will make the trip even more special will be travelling there by train.
This month sees the publication of The Present and Future of Music Law (Bloomsbury 2021) co-edited by my friend and colleague Tony Rigg, together with leading music industry legal expert Ann Harrison. It includes a chapter called ‘The Artist/Manager Relationship’ that I co-wrote with Jules O’Riordan, who is better known as the DJ and producer Judge Jules.
Also this month, I did an interview with Luke Smithhurst for his Lukerative podcast. We talked about music and about some of the performance and recording projects I’ve been working on at the University – a very enjoyable experience.