Level of conviction in juice's/MaJiKer's genius: 10
Amount of creative activity achieved in last week: about A HUNDRED AND FIFTY
Reading / Listening: 'A Scattering' by Christopher Reid / Kevin Volans' string quartets by the Balanescu Quartet
Hair Day: Gently chlorinated (I have a season ticket to Brockwell Lido. Heaven)
I have just returned from one of the most gloriously fulfilling weeks of my life: juice were invited by songwriter/producer/vocal and body percussionist extraordinaire MaJiKer to work with him for a week at the Fondation Hartung Bergman, which is a wee bit inland from the Cote d'Azur. A lovely cross-genre festival, Les Nuits Carrees, brings musicians to this incredible, white stone modernist house and studio, built by painter couple Hans Hartung and Anna-Eva Bergman, who lived and worked there from the '60s to the '80s. It was like living in a sort of big art-igloo surrounded by 300 year-old olive trees. Oh, and with a pool. YES!
now AWARD-WINNING!!) album, has been processed a stage further into a 'live remix', or 'remix unmixed' for juice and electronics. Not only that but he did a lovely photoshopped job on my score to make it something new and graphic.