"I found transit station Berlin 2005 really
exciting because I met, listened
experienced & worked
with other international artists. It was especially
asked by others
if I would like to work with them in the future…"
I performed with Ricardo
Wende (trumpet) in transit station Edinburgh
I also performed with performance artist Sam
Sweeting. Her performance consisted of her ‘trying’
to eat an apple
that was suspended from a ladder. This was also unplanned
until we met in Edinburgh.
This ‘piece’ (Sweeting told me
what she would be doing) also combined two sources
list of apple varieties, read by Sweeting, & my improvisation.
During transit station Edinburgh, I collaborated (as accompanist) with Merav Israel & her group
dancers / movement artists.
I had not met them until I got to Edinburgh (as with my collaboration
for transit station Berlin),
and I was honoured to be asked to perform with them
after she heard me improvising (on keyboard) with another
musician (R. Wende, trumpet).
There were 3 elements;
train sounds, & my improvisation.
Above; "It's me Rick from the movement
performance with the audience. We
Rebecca & Carsten)
did have a real good time,
also because of you
joining in with us.
do hope that we will be able to work again."
Zsi (fine arts, Kingston University)
After discussions in Edinburgh regarding some film work she was working on, I agreed to make some music
for some of her films.
We met a few times (at Kingston University) so that she could show me her work-in-progress.
Our working practise was for me to
improvise music at a piano whilst watching the silent films. For some of the films,
we recorded a number of different improvisations
so that Zsi could choose which to use. She shared with me
her fascination for trees.
We would like to perform/present work
like this at a future transit station,
so that the music can be improvised/performed/heard live. See more ;here; nature
I learnt the sad news that Zsi was one of the people
who died in the Feb 2013 hot air balloon disaster.