We were very excited to have David Hewitt, Percussionist/Composer, and Jed Silver, Sound Designer, here in residence in May 2018 to finalise the recording of their ONDES Project – The Ghosts Between Us – which opens this week as a sound installation at the DARK MOFO | NIGHT MASS event. DARK MOFO 2018 begins this week at MONA – The Museum of Old and New Art – in Hobart.
Watch their short clip about the process David and Jed went through in their recording time in the Windsong Pavilion in May…
Emotions. Challenges. Overcoming obstacles.
Opening up. Opening doors to new ways of creating music: Improvisation.
Improvising while touring and developing new pieces.
Back at Four Winds. Recording of the new album. Live in concert.
Different perspective on improvising.
More confidence. Ease. Joy.
Listening and responding to each other in a better way.
The audience contributing that certain special factor leading to focus, excitement and beautiful tension amongst the band while performing.
With the last open recording session on Saturday night all pieces have been recorded.
The last part of The String Contingent’s residency at Four Winds has come to an end.
A challenging process with pulled back curtains.
It was a very special experience being live part of this exciting process and being able to share it with you. As a last contribution, we would like to share this video clip ‘Retrospect’ – featuring the piece ‘Mountain Time’ of their new album (title pending – suggestions welcome!).
After a whole day of recording and rehearsing, The String Contingent performed their second live open recording session last night. It is truly amazing to observe the excitement of the audience being exclusively part of this unique experience. What made it even more special, is to see the excitement and sparkling eyes of The String Contingent after the concert – a catching mix of relief, adrenaline, pride and satisfaction. Recording with an audience live in concert definitely makes a big difference – and they love it!
Tonight is the last opportunity to live be part of it.
The photos in the gallery below capture some moments of the last two open recording concerts.
After a whole day of rehearsing and recording, The String Contingent performed their first open recording sessions in the Wind Song Pavilion.
As a special reward for all the effort and commitment, all volunteers of the Four Winds Festival were invited to be part of this unique experience.
Next to the seven new pieces they developed while touring, they also perform a free improvisation piece each night of the open recording concerts.
One of the improvisation pieces will potentially make it onto the album – maybe this one?
For tickets for the live recording session on Friday and Saturday night click here.
After 22 gigs in three months, The String Contingent is back at Four Winds.
While touring, they developed seven new pieces, which they just started to record here in the Windsong Pavilion. Keep an eye on this blog to follow their journey.
On Friday and Saturday evening, we invite you to be part of this unique experience by joining the open recording sessions live in concert! Buy tickets here.