Friday, March 27, 2009

BBC Radio 4 Broadcast

The Darwin Song Project documentary was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Fri 27th March), sadly it's no longer available on the BBC listen again feature (the contract we signed only allowed one week of listen again); it was a fascinating piece of radio with interviews with the artists and excerpts from many of the songs. I'm looking into the possibility of a stream from the main website, but it will take months

The tracks are being mixed for the live CD which will be available later in the year, and the artists get together again at the festival in August.

We have a great set of pictures from Carey Gough, we'll work out an online gallery in the next week or's one to keep you going!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Darwin Pictures

The Darwin Song Project ended on Thursday with a concert in the Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury; the artists played an exceptional concert of 19 new songs to a sold out audience in the theatre and the quality and consitency of the songs was better than even we and the artists expected!

We'll start posting more reports and information about the project in the coming days, but in the meantime photos from the concert are beginning to appear.

Allan Price (BBC Shropshire) has some great pictures from the press afternoon and concert on flickr here

We also had an official photographer (Carey Gough) with the artists, we expect to have her pictures soon, but in the interim here are a couple of shots, one that I took in the house, alongside an official group picture from Carey.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Darwin Song Project

The artists all gathered at the song house on Friday evening where they had the chance to share supper and talk with Randal Keynes (Charles Darwin’s great great grandson) – since then they’ve been working on new songs as individuals or in groups of varying sizes, and these songs will be premiered at the Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury on Thursday March 19th.

There was a media afternoon at the song house today, where the press had chance to interview artists and thanks to the fantastic weather we had chance to take our formal photographs for the project and the forthcoming CD release.

While our photographer Carey was carefully positioning the artists for the pictures, I snuck in and took a couple of quick shots too – the picture above is from the lawn in front of the songhouse.

During the day I heard a number of songs in progress that all sounded fantastic – it will be interesting to see how these develop over the next couple of days......

Monday, March 09, 2009

2009 Map

We've finalised the layout for the site for this year, and rather than the traditional plan of the site we've used in the last couple of years we've commissioned a new 'map'.

This map will be printed in the programme, but here's a quick peek at the site for this year, and clicking the image will take you to a larger PDF of the image.