I've been working on a project with composer Simon Lacey, who has written music for a new project called 'A Quarter of A Million Miles'. It was originally inspired by the book "Carrying The Fire", written by Michael Collins. He was the astronaut on the Apollo 11 mission who stayed on the Command Module and orbited the moon on his own while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the lunar surface.
I've been involved with recording strings, finding studios and musicians and generally getting my teeth into a wonderful project. You can follow the project here:
I've had a very exciting day at BBC Maida Vale today, recording a live set for DJ Benji B. The orchestra was provided with a very flexible score which changed every few seconds, so that we were never sure quite what was going to happen next...
In addition, the musical directions did rather broaden my vocabulary:
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