August 22, 2012
Amersfoort has been lovely, but incredibly intense… full days, 11-12 hours of writing music, discussing, mixing, recording, rehearsing… I’ve never composed on site before and am so used to having meetings over the phone to discuss what is needed that to be here, with performers, seeing how the music affects the show and being able to discuss it and make changes immediately is amazingly awesome. I am LOVING it, and really hope to work with Tom, Linn, and Kajsa again. The show, Push Me Pull You, is all about the relationships between audience, performer, and technician. It’s a challenging but incredibly entertaining and rewarding show and, as I mentioned in a previous post, is the highlight of Amersfoort’s Spoffin Street Performance festival (now in its third year). Have a peek at Linn Broden’s site just to see what she does, it really is pretty incredible what this lovely lady can do. Tom Richmond is a consummate professional, having worked as a technician for the Old Vic for a few years, and Kajsa Bohlin is a performer with years of experience who met Linn when they both studied at Stockholm’s famed ‘University of Dance and Circus’. The show starts on Friday… I can’t wait to see how the audience reacts! You can check out an excerpt of the music I’m writing for the show on the home page.