n o t e s from the sea . . .

Recorded 18th August 2015 at Châteaux de Sarceaux - with thanks to the Marquis et Marquise Gicquel des Touches

Hello Everyone! I realise it’s been ages since I wrote any kind of blog, but I am keen to get back to it, both to keep everyone informed and also because it helps me to create better art, as the connection with the people who listen to my music and watch my videos generally fuels my creativity…and it stops me from slacking when things get tough!


So, to summarise the past month or so…I’ve spent quite a bit of time in France, supposedly on holiday, but then I was asked to do a little performance in ‘the great outdoors’…which turned into five…Anyway, as you know, I love performing music, so this was really enjoyable! As I played my piano for about 90 minutes each evening, there was also the chance to try out in front of a live audience new music I have written that is yet to be recorded (from Fables) and push some of this music further in it’s development than I have done so far. One of the other great joys of this experience was playing for a really diverse audience (most of my gigs so far have been in a nightclub environment, so people who are under the legal drinking age are not allowed in). One evening during my ‘unofficial French tour’ a parent of a small child who had been sitting on the ground in front of my piano for almost the whole performance, said to me after ‘You know…my little girl thinks you are a real live fairy princess…’ (I LOVE this. I will be a fairy princess any day of the week…)


Plans…my dear friends, there are many. Recording Fables is my next priority. Also finishing shooting the video for Fables…I began filming something earlier this Summer, but I need to finish shooting the footage and editing it. This will take some time, as all my videos are directed by little ol' me and then I have to spend ages editing them myself in FCPX - there is no ‘secret editor’ working for me behind the scenes…I would rather do it this way, though, as then I can put more money in to bringing you the most (lovingly) well-crafted sonic experience and as for the videos…well, um, at least you know they are of my own artistic vision…


Finally, I have also had another idea…which I think will really please people who have already bought Solo Piano and Butterflies…more on this (& two other ideas I am still figuring out the detail on) next week…!


Love to Everyone (and please keep emailing / messaging me on social media etc. I really love to hear from people…as much as I need solitude to make my art, I hate feeling ‘alone’ with it…)


A xx


ps the scores for Solo Piano are coming!!!!