Monday, 25 February 2013

Well that all went swimmingly...!

Sound check.
My first visuals gig for quite a while. "An evening with Roger Eno & Friends" was a real success, playing to a packed Fisher Theatre and embracing a refreshingly dizzy range of genres. It was such a joy to see Roger in his true element - entertaining folks - he had gathered together a diverse collection of musical talent, and the music flowed from classical, gypsy, blues, jazz and finishing off with punk! He showed himself to be no slouch when it comes to arrangements either, blending unusual and disparate elements into sheer beauty. Watch out for further performances of this show, it will have you smiling all the way home!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

A couple of gigs...

I have been collaborating with Roger Eno for some time now, pretty much from the beginning of my visuals career, and I'm pleased to announce two forthcoming shows. Firstly, on the 23rd of February at the Fisher Theatre Bungay and much later on this year - September 7th at Colchester Arts Centre. Roger's performances are extraordinary, and you never quite know what is coming, but he is a born entertainer - a modern day minstrel.
Here is a piece we made a while back:

Monday, 11 February 2013

Tying up loose ends...

It is surprising how absorbed one can become in a career such as teaching. Having just quit (well, I say quit, but it still hangs on for a month or two more, however, that is another story) I now realise quite how absorbed. Having considerable "quality" time on my hands is taking a while to bed in, and I find myself still thinking "what should I be doing now?" It certainly didn't pan out as expected, in fact, it still feels quite odd. But, I have embarked upon a relative frenzy of new work, both still and motion, which feels wonderful, if tainted by inevitable self-doubt! Time has an incredible ability to slip unnoticed into any available slot so I mustn't take anything for granted, so I am trying to create some sort of plan for my week. one thing is for sure though, I can actually make time to talk to friends more, and can open up this conduit once more.
So, without further ado, new stills work can be seen here: John Rixon and video work is on my YouTube channel here:YouTube
Here's a picture to brighten the page...