The May showactually fell during the Brighton Festival this year.
So we had a special Spirit of Gravity Orchestra occasion, playing Richard Miles’ “Mebo”.
HereHareHere vocalesed for us.
Geoff Leigh, Kay Grant and Nick Weekes got a lot out of voice, flute, tree and in this case the rubber bands on a Dennis the Menace bow and arrow set.
Three acts booked plus a special bonus guest courtesy of Britch and Bela.
The Joy of Loops and The pleasure of extreme repetition would seem to be his forte, you’ve had a preview of the cd, it seems next up will be a mini cd of this show, so consider this a preview of that.
Chris arranged for Kay Grant to play as his last booking before he moved to the big city. She came along with her sideband project: Chris Weaver, a former heavy metal drummer turned laptops and electronics improvisor and dan hayhurst, a sculptor who used tape loops and found sound. I don’t know if it was deliberate but they were composed on stage left to right tallest to shortest; analogue to digital, with Kay holding the centra ground all the way.
their music was a mesmerising performance of wibbling tape manipulations, processed vocal sounds and strange digital inprovisations.
here is the first eight minutes of their set:
We had a heartfelt tribute to the late poet and humorist Ivor Cutler and then our surprise guest for the evening played. Ultrafoetus, it was short and chunky, we liked it. heres a picture of Fuzz, catlike, stalking the beat in his laptop.
And heres an mp3 of one of his pieces.
We listened to it in the near dark, and its at its best if you do, too.
Ah, I’ve lost it. Doh!
I’ll find it yet!
Found it: again its the initial part of the set