some Berlin thoughts

Still recovering from the great time I had in Berlin end of last week and beginning of this. Picture above kindly taken by David Armes from Sowieso gig with Klaus Janek and Anat Cohavi.

When I was there I did a whole bunch of solo recording (as well as duos) with Richard Scott in his studio some of which I’m really pleased with. You can hear one of the solos here:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1266194/birchall%20guitar%20solos3.flac.mp3

Playing a lot of solo guitar (as in really trying to improvise not just practicing and tinkering as usual!) set me off thinking about these great notes Dom Lash wrote up on Derek Bailey’s extensive and unpublished archive of guitar notes. Some interesting reading, its the second one down.

http://www.incusrecords.force9.co.uk/features/writings.html

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