Thursday, July 24, 2014

Common (Jimmy McGovern)

Over at What´s Rattlin´ i found some info on a BBC One aired drama called "Common", written by Jimmy McGovern, and with a soundtrack featuring two songs sung by Robert Wyatt, and with music by Adrian Johnston.

Several messages on Twitter on the case, seem to indicate that the songs were recorded for "Common", with no plans for release in any other format. Oh, come on!

The two songs seem to have been Paul Laurence Dunbar´s "The Debt" and Elizabeth Drew Barstod Stoddard´s "One morn I left him in his bed".

Or what? Do you have any info?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Videos from Moldejazz 2014

I was at the Molde International Jazz Festival 14 - 19 July without attending any concert this year!
I´m not proud of that, but blame it on my health. Here at least are some short videos uploaded by festival news magazine "Fire Flate".

- Sidsel Endresen (Artist in Residence), Erik Honoré and Jan Bang remixing Stefano Bollani and Hamilton de Holanda.

- Merriwinkle - Sidsel Endresen, Helge Sten and Christian Wallumrød

- Ingebjørg Loe Bjørnstad and Frode Haltli. Bjørnstad is singing in her glorious Norwegian Surnadal dialect. This is a song from their fantastic album "Hæm" (= Home) (Øra Fonogram 2013).

Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit at Moers 2014

Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit playing "Culius" at Moers Festival, June 2014.

The band according to Moers´ site: Thomas Johansson_tp, Mats Äleklint_tb, Børre Mølstad_tuba, Kasper Værnes_sax, Klaus Holm_sax, Lasse Marhaug_elec, Ketil Gutvik_git, Jon Rune Strøm_b, Christian Meaas Svendsen_b, Andreas Wildhagen_dr, Paal Nilssen-Love_dr

Monday, July 21, 2014

Police and drums

I found this policeman banging the drums in Bergen today. He looks pretty hard hitting!?

Creator: Bergen street artist Like.

Robert Wyatt admitted to the Degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa

Read the text of the oration for Robert Wyatt's honorary degree award, University of Kent, Canterbury (18-7-14) over at Simon Thompson´s "profsjt".

It´s ending like this: "In its turn, the University of Kent would like to record its appreciation of Robert's work. For his musical achievements and influence over the last fifty years, most honourable deputy vice-chancellor, to you and to the whole university I present Robert Wyatt to be admitted to the Degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa".

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Le Monde de Robert Wyatt

Le monde de Robert Wyatt - création from Les Nuits de Fourvière on Vimeo.

In April we had a post on the concert "Le Monde de robert Wyatt" happening in Lyon 12 July 2014, and here is a Vimeo video on the making of it. With Craig Fortnam, leader of the North Sea Radio Orchestra, John Greaves, Elisa Caron, Pascal Comelade and Silvain Vanot. In French and all.

Any footage of the concert somewhere?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Arto Lindsay and Paal Nilssen-Love

What a duo! Arto Lindsay and Paal Nilssen-Love at Moers Festival and Roskilde 2014.