Just had a re listen to this piece I made in our old place anew. 3 improvisations sculpted into a piece based on watching the same 6:51 youtube video of Chomsky and Foucault from Dutch TV in 1971 as compositional guidance. I attempt to work on a daily basis with Alexander Technique, something I’ve doneContinue reading “striking uncomfortable poses while discussing the nature of power”
A duo recording from mid October 2014 with myself and Anton Hunter on electric guitars. Rather pleased with this one as it seems to comfortably encompass the completely different ways we approach the instrument as well as the similar points.
Result of some experiments earlier in the week working with 2 input signals from guitar and walkman.
New reviews in French & English of BBM and solo CDrs from Monsieur Delire over in Canada: BIRCHALL/BRICE/MARKS TRIO / Spitting Feathers (Black & White Cat Press) Une nouvelle micro étiquette qui publie des CDr. Les deux premières publications mettent en vedette le guitariste David Birchall. D’abord à la guitare électrique, en trio avec OlieContinue reading “Some new reviews”
Shot of the gig in Sheffield on Saturday with Phil and Olie by Andy Newcombe. See more of his picture and films: http://jazztourist.wordpress.com/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/jazztourist http://www.youtube.com/user/shuffleboil
http://soundcloud.com/davidmbirchall/for-birdsong-guitar Been working away trying to get more birdsong out of the guitar in recent months. Inspired through mainly listening to what goes on in the gardens behind and around our flat, listening and playing along, listening and drawing. Also Gary Smiths work is really interesting here and definitely worth checking out here. There wasContinue reading “birdsong & guitar”
Video turned up of my reading of Italo Calvino’s ‘Visibilty’, part of a project instigated by Danielle Ledda at University of Cagliari in Sardinia on Calvino’s ‘6 memos for the next millenium’. Playing from other manc improvisers here.
Gig Shot above kindly taken by Helen during set with Richard Scott & Olaf Rupp @ Lichtblikt Kino, Berlin Birdsong & Bells Picture of backyard from balcony of Thomas’ flat where we stayed was pleasantly overgrown and a real haven for birds, spent a good bit of time listening and playing along with them: mainlyContinue reading “Berlin”
Doing a solo thing at this on Friday in place of Primate Engineer. Going to be some electric guitar in stereo all being well.