Thank you for the interesting question. My experience of the Russian people has been a very positive one and the places I’ve seen were fascinating to visit. Would be nice to see more. I only spent a few days there in 2001 and beside that I’m pretty hopeless at being an enthusiastic tourist. For some reason I didn’t have my usual camera with me despite thinking it was a very photogenic place. I was instead using a small video camera (not the best quality by any means) to capture some of the things I saw in Moscow and Saint Petersburg (mostly in transit or in venues, such is the life of a touring musician). I made a composite of these clips and since you’re asking I thought I’d dig it out to show you. It’s nothing special but if I’d had a stills camera with me I think I would have gotten some nice images. I’m sure you’ll recognise one or two locations.
I’m optimistic it’ll get topped up.
This came about thanks to Thomas Feiner who had his own session booked with the orchestra and combined this with a session for ‘Sow The Salt’ which was scored and conducted by Ingo Frenzel. I was not able to be present at the recording but it was an opportunity not to be missed and I was very pleased with the end result. When I made the remix of the ‘Sow The Salt’ (Alternative Version – included in the 2013 Deluxe release) I made more of a feature of the orchestra.
No. Having played at Harold’s farewell concert already …
Actually I must update this post, having since been asked to open the show with a performance once again of Harold’s track ‘Lirio’ for solo gong, however I’ve been unable to accept the invitation due to the price of oil. It’ll be a great show regardless. Recommended.
Not really, I’m a devout minimalist. If I were to be swayed I would go for something like Sergio Larrain’s work in miniature framed prints. I recently saw the Wim Wenders Polaroid exhibit at The Photographers Gallery and again, nice to see multiple miniature images hanging on white walls. That’s more my kind of aesthetic. But then white walls … why spoil them?
Now there’s a thought …
Here it be, the full image for those not satisfied with the JBK edit.
artistic and thought provoking photo session for ‘Music Life’ magazine circa 1979
(test Polaroid by Fin Costello)