An insight into the first few seconds of the next TINY LEAVES live performance…
Incase you thought : ‘Is he even doing anything other than enjoying faux scandinavian & french breakfasts in the UK'…Yes I am, although a little Eggs Benedict too. I'm still working on the next album which is beginning to sound very exciting, as I approach the end of its first draft. I’m also putting together a live set ready for performances from June this year, linking some of the old & new pieces together. There is also another exciting project brewing - which I’ll let out of the bag later. Enjoy the springing of tiny leaves xxxxx
Whilst being busy composing the next album, almost hearing nothing but the every nuance of its growth,the to-and-froing over the same four seconds of strings or a recent flurry with a clarinet in amongst some post-rock guitar noises, I was pleasantly warmed by this early video. The beginnings of Tiny Leaves, writing most of my early work in this old church office a stones throw from our former (tiny) home in a town near London, having to cram in writing sessions between work & babies, often after hours in the cold & usually very tired. Not that I’m in its fullness yet but seeing this makes me so thankful that there is more space to write in the daylight & most importantly time to write:
This is the intro track from my debut album ‘A Good Land, An Excellent Land’ released last year. The piece was written as a graphic score for harmonics on Cello, Violin & Double-bass, accompanied by bowed guitar & electric bass. It was ironically the last track recorded on the album & a really special moment when all the parts were first heard together, extending beyond my expectation for the opener. If you buy the CD you also get the seamless design by which this runs directly into track two & the last track runs back into this when on looped playback. It could well be my favourite moment of the albums conception. Cover photo is by Oscar May at Union Chapel.
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Tiny Leaves live at Union Chapel
Here’s a lovely little mobile video taken from the audience of my London debut at Union Chapel on Saturday. The two tracks captured are Minuet & Abraham.
A new track of mine went live today. Its a rework/remix of ‘Coldsong’ by Zvuku, from his incredible album Remnant. Buy this album its amazing!