Two of our group had their birthday on the same day so we had 2 cakes, one carrot and the other ginger. It's become a tradition for the birthday person to be DJ for the day by creating playlists and finding the music on the computer. So this was shared - 5 songs each, repeated throughout the day. One had made a jumper into 2 hats for them both and a skirt that he wore - 'birthday pixies'. It was a very jolly day enjoyed by all.
This session was for decision making about the album in terms of music, artwork and title. Jonny gave everyone a CD with 19 tracks for them to take away, listen to and confirm that their contribution should be included on the album. The following images were selected - one from each person taking part. Jonny will digitally collage these into an album cover.
We were joined again by Jonny Russell who has been working with us over a year in recording and editing our music and sound recordings. Before we started one of the group managed to repair a ukulele by whittling a tuning peg from a piece of found wood. We pitched up by the Paul Nash sculpture in the morning under the shade of the trees to record various songs and sounds. After our picnic lunch we went into the James Turrell skyspace to experiment with some more sounds, whilst there were no other people around. We also took turns listening with headphones to ambient woodland sounds amplified through a zoom recorder. It was a very rewarding day.
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