I’m off to the Field Day festival for the day on Saturday. Most of all I’m looking forward to seeing Fennesz and Laurel Halo, but I’m also quite open to whatever else I might hear. It’s quite nice to go along to events like this one and just seeing some new music and having a nice day out.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
This was the location for the Music Tech Fest event I went to on Saturday. It really is a lovely building, and I bet it is an excellent environment for teaching and learning.
I was at the Edinburgh festival at the end of August this year and saw a bunch of shows. Some good, some not so good, some amazing. The Ethometric museum fell into the last category without a doubt.
We arrived at the venue and waited for the start of the show. We didn’t know what to expect at all. Just before the show was about to start a woman in a tweed suit asked us if we were here to see the Ethometric museum. We went with her out of the venue and around to the back of the building. She explained that we would need to wear hard hats for the duration of the show.
We went into a cellar under the building that was dimly lit and filled will racks of strange looking old machines. They looked like something out of the 1950′s. The woman gave us a 5 minute talk about the Ethometric museum and then explained that we would need to be completely silent during the demonstration.
What followed was an incredible performance of noise makers and synths that I absolutely loved. It was a triumph of making and music. The instruments were so beautifully made and the sounds so unique, it was a superb experience.
If you’d like to know more about The Ethometric Museum you can find information at Ray Lee’s site.
These are instruments from a show that I saw at the Edinburgh Festival last month. It was one of the best things I’ve seen. I’ll be explaining more soon.
I thought I’d posted about this before, and whilst clearing a load of magazines and paperwork I came across the programme.
I went to the Environmental fair at the end of August. I hadn’t been to it in a while, but it was just as good as I remembered. The fair is a relatively small event, but it is a local event and has a real character to it, which it hasn’t lost at all.
There were 3 stages and some really interesting acts played, from the larger traditional band type format, to solo musicians and people doing some fairly experimental stuff for a local event.
I was so glad that I went to this fair, it always feels good to support local events and the stages were all powered by solar energy too. I don’t think many events can make that claim.
I’ll have to make sure it is in my diary again for 2011.