NVM_8795

Journal, Music, Promo

Day Six

We have two new players on board: Steuart Pincombe plays the baroque cello and brings an amazing energy to the band. The fine mannered Italian traverso player Matteo Gemolo works perfect in tandem with Jon Birdsong, our cornetto and horn player. The first week was all about exploring the material. The second week is about… Read more »

NVM_8885

Journal, Music, Stage Design

Day Five

We manage to play all the songs through in a first, shaky version. Yesterday we focused on the first half of the set, today we’re practicing the second half. By the day’s end, we string up all the songs and have a first run through of the show. It’s good to play everything in order… Read more »

NVM_8857

Journal, Music

Day Off II

Second off day. There’s a small production meeting over diner with Pieter and Bram only. Musically, things are going astray because of, basically, insufficient leadership. It installs a laissez-passer rehearsal culture. People show up late or leave early; there’s more discussion than actual playing and nobody watches out over the general vision. If rehearsals continue… Read more »

NVM_8763

Journal, Music

Day of Rest

The musicians have the weekend off, but there’s plenty of action behind the scenes. Jon is refining the arrangements, based on the input collected from the players. We need definite scores with structures in place, else too much time is lost on figuring out where everybody exactly is on the page. The Glows are shaping… Read more »

NVM_8750

Journal, Music, Musicians, Projection, Stage Design

Fourth Day

A funeral starts the rehearsal later. Without a rhythm section, there’s not much playing. So we start in the afternoon and Jutta Troch joins us on Baroque harp. We go over the songs we did over the last couple of days. And we run ‘Kibitsu’ for the very first time. After the rehearsal the Glows… Read more »