UCLan Pioneers New Approach to Covid-safe Live Music in Event at the Harris

Music staff at the University of Central Lancashire plan to create a ground-breaking performance at Preston’s Harris Museum and Art Gallery this month. Balconi is a site-specific live music performance of a specially commissioned piece conceived in direct response to corona virus and performed in a COVID-safe environment on 21st March. It exploits the architecture of The Harris […]

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Balconi

I’m delighted that my bid to the Arts Council England has been successful and they and Preston City Council will be supporting Balconi, a live performance that will feature the work of my friends and colleagues Simon Partridge and Jon Aveyard. Balconi is a site-specific live music performance of a specially commissioned piece conceived in […]

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Drum Machine

Saturday night we heard the sound of distant drums, Well not that distant actually – it was coming from the brownfield site opposite the Stubbing Wharf. We headed down there and discovered that it was the very wonderful Drum Machine who were shooting a video, complete with smoke machine and lasers. As we walked onto […]

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Fez: Little By Little Video

So we had just about finished recording the new Fez album, Napoleon, when the the coronavirus lockdown came into force. Most of the mixing fell on the shoulders of Jerry Barker, with some help from Charlie Griffiths. We couldn’t all get into the studio at the same time so Jerry sent us all mixes and […]

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