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"Narwhal" is a unique and vibrant ensemble named for the unicorn of the ocean.

percussion - drums - two basses - vibes - guitar - piano - organ - two violins - clarinet - eight voices

And this current project involves an additional drummer and another singer, too. 

 

"The Watermill Project" - modern musings on Korean folk songs - hits the stage for the first time tonight.

am excitedly looking forward to the performance and simply wanted to share the news and show-off the poster.

 

My membership and participation is a constant and unexpected source of big life-giving delight.

It is an honour to be part of it.


 

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I believe the technology is being organised....

But this may have to suffice until video is available:

 

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On 11/28/2017 at 11:22, Alistair S said:

A video would be nice

....  a recording would have been cool, too.

Sadly, the technician responsible is a klutz and a schlemiel.

Hard to be both at the same time - but let's say he is particularly inspired.

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More looniness for and from Narwhal.

 

Yesterday was a lunch-time "Space Jam" from a funksterish point of view.

Tonight, we improvise a score to F. W. Murnau's 1926 silent film "Faust".

Sadly, we appear to have lost our vibraphone player - if anyone spots him please send him home.

(I am the overweight bearded aged geezer here roughly in the middle.)

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Congratulations Lazz! 

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Thank you Kuya.


The ensemble's ever-changing repertoire has confronted me with a range of styles from Korean folk-song to contemporary funk and challenged me to sight-read material.  The learning curve is constant and near vertical.  I have never dipped my toe into the waters of free improvisation before, for instance, and normally refer to it dismissively as"squeaky-bonk!".  But last night's film score, performed in the dark behind the attentive viewing audience (and hence happily sans intervening paper) was so fabulous it should have been illegal.  A wonderful, beautiful experience.

 

Our next performance is April 5th - and will be focused on Lazz songs - for which I still have one arrangement left to write.

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