3 days ago
The original title of this song was 'Archetypal Anima' which I wrote in 1992 when I was 17, inspired by the writings of Jungian analyst, Marie Louise Von Franz. I re-wrote almost all the lyrics in 2010 for inclusion on my 12th album, Sonnet 155.
"All in all is all we all are" is the mantra from the end of my favourite Kurt Cobain song - All Apologies.
"Anima Animus" means exactly the same thing and is my mantra at the end of this song - Star Crossed. Tx
Film of the Almeida stage show of the full album can be viewed here: youtu.be/bJRMmhFzSdE
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6 days ago
20 Years since Augustine's Oak
The music brief from a theatre director on my first composing job was basically: "Write a tune for the first crucifix ever to be erected in the British Isles." Director Tim Carroll's original notes from 20 yeaShakespeare's Globere's Globe are below. Tx
"The beginning of the show will, I think, go like this: Aneirin will come on and do his prologue speech, which is quite serious. I think he will go straight in, to the accompaniment of the harp ( if we agree that this is his instrument). Then as he finishes, the only real design moment of the show happens and this is the lifting up of the 18 ft statue of Christ which began the show lying across the stage. Now, depending on the mechanism used to lift it, this will either take not very long (at least 15 seconds) or quite a while (max. I hope. 1 min), and this will be the time for our theme tune, as it were - something to make the hair on the back of our necks stand up (no pressure), as the image of the raising Christ should be pretty powerful. So we want something stirring and intense but not necessarily fast or very swinging."
Link to the music I wrote for that scene can be found here:
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@timarnold @childbard Nurture his talent.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if he turned out to be a great singer/song writer? And all round nice guy. 😉
There is a corn gold moon growling in the sky tonight and a sense that the fields themselves are waiting on something. That sort of low-level resentment of hungry customers in a restaurant who have been kept waiting for their meal for too long. - #MattAdams, 1980