Feb 15 2015
Work Space: Nicky Schrire, London
Here is the London work space of vocalist Nicky Schrire.
A few weeks back, we got to see a photo (and accompanying music) of the Capetown work space of her childhood. Now relocated to London via NYC, she’s got new digs for her creative pursuits…
The window view looks out over her neighbor’s garden in the Northwest part of London.
And speaking of those creative pursuits, Schrire has a pair of new projects underway. One is setting the poetry of Ingrid Jonker (often known as South Africa’s Sylvia Plath) to music for piano and vocals. The other is an upcoming 2015 release, titled An Education, which pairs Schrire on vocals & guitar with cellist Ariella Caira.
Here’s the title-track from that album…
Your song personnel: Nicky Schrire (voice, guitar) and Ariella Caira (cello).
It’s getting released on Wild Sound Recordings and will be available at their Bandcamp page.
To check out more of Nicky Schrire’s work, follow the links to read my recommendations of her albums To the Spring (LINK) and Freedom Flight (LINK).
Or you can just skip all the words and go straight to the source and check out Schrire’s music on her own Bandcamp page.
Have a great, lazy Sunday!
And if you want to learn more about the Work Space site, please read this article on Bird is the Worm.
Jan 2 2018
Work Space: Matthew Bourne, Yorkshire, England
Here’s the work space of pianist Matthew Bourne.
The space is located in Bourne’s rural Yorkshire home.
This is where Bourne’s 2017 release Isotach was brought to life. Overlooking the moors, the music of Isotach reflects the stark beauty of the countryside.
A solo piano work with a bit of cello added in for effect, Isotach was one of the best things to come out in 2017. On this site, I wrote:
There’s a sparseness to Isotach and it’s delivered with a delicate touch, and yet somehow, each piece resonates with a strength that could obliterate entire cities with a single note. After a series of recordings sourcing from experiments on the moog, Matthew Bourne returns to piano, and the results are as stunning as anything released this year.
It earned the #25 slot on the Best of 2017 list. It was also included in my Best of Bandcamp Jazz column for The Bandcamp Daily.
Here’s the title-track from Isotach.
Your album personnel: Matthew Bourne (piano, cello).
The album was released on the Leaf Label, and you can listen to more of the on the artist’s Bandcamp page.
Be sure to check out Bourne’s artist site.
The album Isotach is available at: Bandcamp | Amazon | eMusic
On the horizon: Matthew has already moved onto new projects, which had led to new music and upcoming recordings. Unsurprisingly, they diverge from the sounds of past projects. You can check it out for yourself on Bandcamp. There’s also news of the music on his artist site.
Bird is the Worm had a Tumblr site. It was titled Work Space. Its raison d’etre was to present the areas where the artist is in the thick of their creativity, the places where the inspiration happens before a project makes its way to a recording studio.
Well, Work Space is still gonna happen, but we ditched the Tumblr site and post those photos directly on Bird is the Worm. Get in touch if you’d like to be featured. Here’s a post (LINK) that explains what we’re looking for (but ignore all references to Tumblr, as the previous paragraph already explains).
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