Nine days to go on the concert. Some rehearsals under my belt and feeling really good about the project. Working with the Tacet Ensemble has been amazing. I had that slightly awestruck feeling of being with a group of classical musicians who are able to simply sit down and play Matt’s score, gorgeously, from the off. Matt’s music is ravishingly beautiful, and I am finding the whole thing rather humbling.
From a marketing perspective it is interesting too. Part of publicising the concert has been to print lots of flyers. Once you start zooming around town you realise there is hardly a square inch of the place that is not carrying some kind of message. Brighton at this time of year is awash with events. One thing I will do differently with flyers is to put facts at the top of the page. When you stack it on stands you only see the top inch of the flyer, so I’ve learnt this needs to carry your message.
Anyone who saw my post on Being Brian Eno will know that the fact that Brian Eno is guest director of the Brighton Festival proper is for me a good omen.
I made this little vid more for fun than anything… but it gives a soundbite at least.