From the first session on 10 November 2017 at St Mary De Crypt, Southgate, Gloucester
This is a music project inspired by the City of Gloucester where I have lived for two decades and is funded by Arts Council England, using money from the National Lottery.
There are 8 historic spaces in the city of Gloucester that I have chosen to bring friends to so that we can make music and get creative together. These are:
Some of the music will be instrumental others will be songs or poetry set to music. The lyrical themes coincide with three significant anniversaries for the city. 2018 will mark the 1000th year since the death of Æthelflæd, the 365th year since the Siege of Gloucester and the 100th year since the end of World War I.
Recordings and films will be published together as an online tourist trail around the city centre for residents and visitors during Autumn 2018. There will be a limited run CD which will be available for free along with project artwork and a trail map from city centre outlets. There will also be opportunities for producers to obtain audio samples in order to remix and reinterpret the pieces throughout 2017 and 2018.
I love the music of Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, The National, Duke Special, Sufjan Stevens and The Unthanks. My work is influenced and inspired by these artists. This project marks the re-launch of my practice as a songwriter, composer and music producer. For more details on me and my practice please click here to visit my personal website.
Funder & Partners
George offers sincere thanks to the funder and partners who have helped make this project possible.