Chris and I travelled to Braziers Park in Oxfordshire once again for Supernormal. We got to play in the Church of Chaos on Saturday afternoon and then for Bang the Bore in the Barn on Sunday. Both good sets and we gave away a few cd’s, got some nice comments and made some new friends. Chris did a blasting set with some Bolide people and I took part in a John Cage percussion piece with a very long title which I have forgotten, organised by Adam Bushell.
I saw plenty great music, performance and art. Plurals, Cosham Community Players, Lama Dalai’s facilitated visual scores interpreted by the Kev Nickells All Stars, a performance in the woods at night, Carousel, Mothers of the Third Reich, and possibly the quietest piece of music I’ve ever heard by Charlie Sdraulig which was almost inaudible above the drone metal sound bleed.
Just got back from a couple of days at Supernormal with Chris. Bang the Bore were curating part of it and Kev asked us to do a Nil set on Sunday in a barn on site which went down well. There was plenty of brilliant stuff going on – Bolide Awkwardstra and Thee Bald Knobbers in a sound clash; Team Sports playing quiet improv in a field, Blurt blurting and so much more.
It was held at Braziers Park in Oxfordshire, a community based in a grade II listed house set in 12 acres. Worth checking out http://www.braziers.org.uk/
We spent three days at the Barefoot Festival with E’s family, running the Amnesty Stall, hanging out in the music tent and having group gong therapy.
This Utopia Labyrinth was next to the stall, the girls took part in the paint fight on Saturday inside it. Had a great time, kind of a warm up for Supernormal later in the month. Lots of hippies. I live in Brighton so I’m used to seeing hippies but I was surprised to see so many. What more could you want.
Here’s Barefoot’s website