I have now moved out of the Old Woolstore and into Stuart Thomsons spare room. He is building a studio in the garden, and when its done I will move in there for the rest of my time in Tazzie, ie up until 20th April.
Still having a ball, great weather, mild summer, lots of sunshine, and its fun
being in paradise. Nicky has arrived in Australia and popped over for the
weekend - we visited lots of groovy places around the top of the island.
We are now well and truly into the years programs. The last one was great fun -
I played chimes in Ross Edwards piece Tyalgum Mantras, an atmospheric Australian
work for didgeridoo and mixed ensemble, plus 12 chimists (if such a word exists)
dotted around the hall.
We have started work on the Rolla trio, for my debut with the Elanee Ensemble
next month. Its a trio originally written for viola, cello and bassoon, but we
are doing it for viola and two basses. Some groovy low sonorities...and lots of