I had the pleasure of mastering Martin Brunsden"s CD of well known tunes arranged for piano and musical saw. The saw is a difficult and delicate instrument to play well but Martin has become a virtuoso and provides a wonderfully emotive and nostalgic take on such classic tunes as "Somewhere over the rainbow" and "When you wish upon a star".
After digging out my dusty cello I put together a collection of ambient pieces and released a limited CDR run of the album ‘Airstream’. To accompany the sonic mood I put together some rich and colourful photographs for the cover and subsequently made a simple interactive version.
I have been making some recordings with singer Emmaline as Jasmani. Our sound features lush strings, warm keyboards, down tempo beats (moslty), sultry vocals and a fondness for old classics like My Funny Valenine.
Imagine my suprise on driving into London to see a billboard advert for the Verve’s ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’ with my face on the cover. It was an old promotional photo I had commissioned for my performance work. Despite being the biggest selling single of the year I didn’t make a penny. I have still got my eyes out for Mr. Horsley (photographer).
OCTOBER 12th 1996
I spent the summer travelling with Circus Mamaloucos - ‘the mother of mad people’. This all human travelling show was at the forefront in taking British circus kicking and screaming into the modern world. I featured both as performer and composer.