Playing the Bridge is an inventive collaboration which transforms Hull’s Scale Lane Bridge into an interactive musical instrument as part of Hull 2017 City of Culture. It’s the idea of bridge architect Jonathan McDowell who recognised that like the Gamelan, the bridge can be played by striking the metal work to make tuned sounds. The culmination … Continue reading Scale Lane Sound and Light
What a good day it was yesterday ‘Playing the Bridge’ for a cool collaboration which transforms Scale Lane Bridge into an interactive musical instrument as part of Hull 2017 City of Culture. Playing the Bridge is an artistic commission and performance devised by bridge architect Jonathan McDowell and composer Nye Parry who are both Gamelan players … Continue reading Playing the Bridge
Pleased to be included in the Hull City of Culture opening show - Red Guitars Good Technology, with some great Hull music buddies, Roland Gift and Fine Young Cannibals, The Housemartins, Kingmaker, and my biggest hero Mick Ronson with David Bowie and Trevor Bolder. Here is a gallery of Rich's photos from the evening. click … Continue reading Hull UK City of Culture
Give it up for the young people of The Warren at Hull Freedom Festival 2015! It was just awesome, and I loved every minute of it. So inspiring to work in such a superb supportive environment with so many talented and ace people. Have a look at Jessica Harrison's ten minute film to see what … Continue reading Songs of Freedom – Let’s Find The Power!
What an awesome three days of Songs of Freedom 2 Workshops at The Warren young people's centre in Hull. The sessions were full of amazing young people who worked with the tutors, Redeye Feenix, Ysabelle Wombwell, Liam Van Rijn and me to write, record and perform a host of superb songs about power and powerlessness in … Continue reading Songs of Freedom 2
It was a brilliant sunny day at last - perfect for Mardi Gras day. So how fortunate that there was an impromptu pancake day parade round the old town with Steve's iota little giants. It was the debut of George Peck, Farout Man and Alien Airman who were accompanied by Party Animals, Uncle Tudor, the Clowns, Mrs Flowers, Rumplestiltskin, … Continue reading iota arts impromptu parade