Playing the Bridge Concert

How lucky we were to have such a fantastic sunny day - and a great crowd - for the ‘Playing the Bridge’ concert yesterday. Playing the Bridge is a cool 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 … Continue reading Playing the Bridge Concert

Playing the Bridge

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

Gamelan Musical Journey

Last night was the first performance of an embryonic new Hull Gamelan group. We have been practising tunes - especially written by Alec Roth for the Gamelan - to be performed for Laurence Rugg's Musical Journey, part of this summer's Amy Johnson Festival. At the end of another glorious sunny day, Laurence took us on an … Continue reading Gamelan Musical Journey

Gamelan in Pink and Green

I have been lucky enough to be playing the York Gamelan, Gamelan Sekar Petak (white rose, in honour of York's white flower symbol) with a lovely group of people, some really experienced players. We are practicing for the annual concert in York which I'm so looking forward to. Recently I had a chance to return to … Continue reading Gamelan in Pink and Green

Loudhailer Electric Night Heron Video

Rich & Lou's Loudhailer and friends - Jeff Parsons (psychedelic guitar) Amanda Lowe (violin) and Rich Walker (drums). Here we are playing The Night Heron at Loudhailer Electric at The Adelphi. Thanks to Jeff filming the gig. You can't see Amanda and Jeff, they were outside the range of the camera, out of sight, but outta … Continue reading Loudhailer Electric Night Heron Video