Nomad Beat has been busy creating a treat for everyone - a fabulous collaborative outdoor musical performance with added sunshine....
Well done, Alison for composing a beautiful tune and bringing together pipe and silver bands, traditional and classical musicians, choir and goodness knows what else.,
I have played music - piano, cornet and guitar, always very badly, but with generous people who were willing to accommodate me, so I have experienced that amazing moment when the music takes off and you are part of something bigger and better than the sum of the parts.
As for my response as a visual artist, having done a lot of figure drawing in the past, I'm interested in the relationship between the human body and the instrument - does the body dictate the form of the instrument or vice versa - or is it another collaboration?
While I ponder that, here are some earlier sketches:
Loved hearing this girl giving it laldy on the drums - wish it was me!