"The sax-guitar-drums trio of Jonathan Chung, James Kitchman and Corrie ter Dick in the Royal Festival Hall Foyer brought a clear and crystalline, expansive sound with subtle shadings, riding the tides between jazz and post-rock... We’re looking forward to their debut album, recorded and previewed earlier this year, featuring sublime guest-vocalist Sylvia Schmidt-Silas , and characterised by angular interplay, dark delay-drenched atmospheres and arresting moments of exquisite beauty." - AJ Dehany, London Jazz news
Our first single Birdwing is due to be released on the 30.09.20 and will be available on most streaming platforms. Including our bandcamp.
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Having the time to reflect has been nice, especially just to focus on writing. I've got a few things to share, but the first of those is the music I've wrote for Bittersuite.
Bittersuite do wonderful things. They like to bring in all the senses into how we expereince music and art, in lovely thoughtful ways. I luckily first came into contact with them maybe 3 years ago, I voluteered to do some playing with them at a festival. It was behind a big tree, in the sun, performing really personal bespoke shows to blind-folded festival goers... too long to explain in detail, but it was deep stuff for me.
HELD is their new show. I was asked along with
Alice Katherine Phelps to dream up the music for the show. We had a rehearsal with the team a couple of times. It was nice, things went to plan and it was all good. Then the C-word happened and the long short of it is that it's been a mad experience.
(cut to the finished product) - HELD is a journey in your own home space. The music is there to guide, with words and images from a whole team of artists to suggest paths. It's a really imagative take on what online performances can be and I've been extremely grateful to have had this to work on. To get completely lost in the writing of this music, imaganery landscapes and learning about sound has been so theraputic during this time.
It's been a wee while, and I've had a lot of free time... hope you like the new website!