I’m excited and a little nervous, to get back out there with live music.
I have been invited to play at Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester on Friday 26 November.
The evening will culminate in a performance by Tom Richards (who rebuilt the Mini Oramics machine invented by BBC Radiophonic Workshop co-founder and amazing electronic music pioneer Daphne Oram) with artist Frances Scott, whose book Incantation, Wendy precedes Wendy, her forthcoming film fan-letter to Carlos.
I’m doing a support slot and feeling a gentle improvised set would be a nice way to return to performing live.
My slot will be an improvisation on Electric Mountain – taking sounds, lyrics and instrumentation ideas from my latest album Electric Mountain using piano, synths, voice, electronics, climbing gear, oven shelves, a ping pong ball and a panoply of samples.