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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tyne Soundings Live - The 9:00 performance.

Bill Fontana (laptop), Tim Garland (flt/bs.clt/sop.), Asif Sirkis (perc).
If you enlarge and read the blurb to the left you'll get the picture of what it is all about (hopefully) - I was there and I still don't know what it was all about. Mind you the fact that I kept nodding off to sleep didn't help my understanding although it did speak gallons for the soporific qualities of the event. (Do gallons speak?)
Russell attended the earlier performance and, if he stayed awake, will no doubt have some succinct comments to make. Sage Supremo Ros Rigsby did say the two performances were totally different.
In fairness, Tim Garland did blow some interesting snatches - how could he fail? This was a licence to blow pure and simple albeit in the most restrained way possible. Likewise Asif Sirkis; he produced some strange eastern sounds from his exotic percussion kit.
At least it was free although I think I may have been better off paying £7 to hear the Hallé in Hall One. Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty" was on the program.
Lance.

1 comment :

Russell said...

Hi Lance

Just think, a classical performance in Hall One, all those suit and ties. I'll stick with the beret.

Another thought...wouldn't it be good to hear Tim Garland in a small group hard-blowing session in a return visit to the Corner House or upstairs at the Side?

Russell

PS. I love classical music.

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