This album will contain older curiosities ripe for remix etc.. KEEP CHECKING BACK AS MORE WILL APPEAR PERIODICALLY.
This track was written for a play, at Edinburgh University, in fact, a play of “shorts’ called Sich Bewegung. I sourced the sounds from an office in Edinburgh and recorded the machinery noises myself. These were the days when they had massive hard drives in a special hard drive room because they were so noisy!. The brief was to make the music a bit like ‘Telephone and Rubber Bands’ by The Penguin Cafe Orchestra, however, it ended up this brutal apocalyptic-tribal rhythm which went with a mime.
The actors never spoke. there was one human and many people acting the parts of machines. Which became more and more chaotic as the piece went on, one person imitated the photocopier, throwing paper everywhere in time to the relevant sound… The super-fit male computer who had been crouching on the table gradually got up and by the end was standing triumphant, flexed biceps, on the table! All the time you only see the woman typing’s back, she doesn’t seem to notice what’s going on.. until at the end he spins her round before the lights go to black..
Interesting, this was my second electronic piece ever and I got a review in Computer Music Journal when it was played later in a music department concert! Aged 22.. and performing alongside in the Sich Bewegung production was the pre-Trainspotting Kevin McKidd! http://youtu.be/
I performed “Leanate” at St Mary Aldermary. It was a lovely sunny March day, light and beautiful surroundings..
A little minimal, a little magical, a little chaotic and little bizarre. Live on stage. The craft of harmony and rhythm taken off the beaten track.. Risky live electronic music. Boxes, wires, instruments, pedals, and laptops … a platform for new sounds, collaborations and innovation.
Series 2 will be run by Georgina and also Andrew Ostler and Michael Bearpark from the band Darkroom. It began on April 25th at The Strongroom Bar and featured; Deekie, Georgina Brett and Darkroom. With Mixmaster Morris (DJ)
Very pleased to be performing with Steve Moyes at Agnes Hay’s Private view. Come along if you are interested, it is in the beautiful Rudolf Steiner House.. here’s the flyer…
So happy that Resonance 104.4FM, http://resonancefm.com/ London’s most happening radio station played my album “A Minimal Christmas” at 1.30pm on Christmas Day!
Merry Christmas Everyone, hope you all had a good celebration.. 🙂
Christmas Album is finished… 6 vocal live-looped tracks, recorded in a studio in Wandsworth, UK. Mixed by the seriously talented and amusing Michael Rendall and Executive Produced by the mighty-and-one-and-only Youth (Killing Joke: Official, The Orb, Butterfly Records), massive thanks to them for taking this on at such short notice… I learnt so much in a short space of time.. My head is SpiNnInG
I am making limited edition handmade product. There will be 50 of the first run.
- The Angel Gabriel
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- The Coventry Carol
- In Dulce Jubilo
- In the Bleak Mid-Winter
Might be a little late for this year, but heck we will always need Christmas music of some sort, just trying to widen the scope here…
SO DROP ME A LINE IF YOU WANT ME TO SAVE ONE FOR YOU!!
Purchase details available here:-https://georginabrett.bandcamp.com/album/a-minimal-christmas-2, they will be signed and numbered 1/50, 2/50 etc.. so choose your lucky number!!!! first come first served…
Pinching myself that i spent a day learning from Meredith Monk! I caught the 7.07am train from Euston on Saturday 18th October 2013…. and arrived in time for the beginning at 10am. 35 of us took part in this workshop, in a beautiful old Friary close to Lime Street, Liverpool. The workshop was part of the Liverpool Biennial 2013. This was singularly one of the most life affirming things i have done in the last few years. Meeting such a legend of music and thought in this context was just wonderful. Meredith Monk’s quiet beauty shines though all she does, in a considered and powerfully potent way. We covered a great deal of ground. Lots of warm up exercises for the body, especially the parts of the body involved in vocal work and new interesting vocal routines which i have since noted down all i could remember. The “Rounds” we sang were lovely, the vocal rhythmic exercises very nicely conceived and great to see at last someone attacking rhythm for the voice head on, rhythm is SO important and it is easy to ignore specific work on it. The final joint performance in small groups was a great way to end a day that helps you to see that it is important to be doing something new and expressive in non-verbal ways. I love what i do and this day showed me that i should have faith in it and myself. I think finally the “should i be doing this?” has bitten the dust. The confidence given on Saturday is something i think we all brought into our own expression of life. Amazing people, such delicacy of communication in a room of people who didn’t know each other. So happy. If you don’t have this CD, i highly recommend you get it.
A very special place to play. I took a simple rig and improvised the whole set this time. Caught a flavour and style i had not tried before, beginning similar phrases and letting them fade away at some juncture unknown until the moment…. Anatum’s is beautiful space, fast becoming somewhere known for hosting the extraordinary. Bioni Samp and Blanca Regina have also played this unusual venue run by http://213h.wordpress.com/category/hias-events/ Anastasia Freygang. Full of great vibes for healthy sustainable future for us all. The room i performed in was derelict, no roof, I love the texture of the walls… Thanks to Michael Shepherd for an outstandingly lovely video. (and for the best Pizza for miles around!!)
I do a 30 minute set between 6-7pm. The whole event is until 9.30pm. In the ground floor foyer area.