“Rough Sleeper in the Rain” & “The Big Yawn”: L(i)OVE improv(e) “There is a Better Way”

Image by Alison Boston

Track 1: “Rough Sleeper in the Rain” SafeHse WldCard 4tet 26-01-11

Alison Boston:vox
Z*ghygoem: stringed instruments
Chris Parfitt: flutes, whistles
Andy Pine: drums

Session from last January. It really builds with 2 great break-out drum sets. Well worth the time spent to listen. Closes with 6-minute drum and vocal driven improv on the theme of homeless rough sleepers.
http://alisonamazed.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/banksys-homeless-elephant/

Rough Sleeper in the Rain

 Track 2: L(i)OVE:improv(e) “There is a Better Way”
Primed4PandiculationTherapy:BigYawn/NewDawn BgtnSfeHouseWldCard4tet  30-11-11

AlisonBoston:vox
Clive Crask: percussion, backing vox
Z*qhygoem: stringed instruments
Tim Wood: saxophone

Spacious start B4 foot-stomping break-out 2CreateCollectiveGroove. My upper range makes a rare appearance!

L(i)OVE:improv(e) “There is a Better Way”


Play Reading Tonight – Writing as a Kind of Magic

Am doing a play reading tonight at the Belfry Theatre as part of the Playwrights Cabaret.  Reading the character of Katharina Kepler,  mother of astronomer Johannes Kepler.  Accused of being a witch and the play draws inspiration from her Witchcraft Trial.  

Playwright Joy Fisher has done extensive research on Katharina and Johannes and the play “Writing as a Kind of Magic”  is the third in a trilogy.

  I first read this character for Joy as part of the Island Playwright’s workshop series last fall. Joy has since been work shopping the script with Charles Tiddler. Katharina is an incredible character to read, the play is mind-blowing. It seems Joy has squeezed every horrendous thing done to women into this one 74-year-old woman.  I’d love to play the role in a full production – tho not easy emotionally.  

Do come if you love theatre, and/or are curious. Evening starts at 8:00 in the lobby.