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The Grand Gathering, Melin Dolwion, Wales, September 2017

hosted by free-jazz, improvising vocalist and shining light Maggie Nicols


Quick-fire sewing machined visual and aural vignettes of Melin Dolwion, with an invitation to be interpreted through sound, music, vocal during The Gathering. 


Sewed Graphic Scores:

i. The test (with sheet music in mind)

ii. The sun shining in this room

iii. Music through the floorboards

iv. The stream babbling

v. Yesterday’s sunshine

vi. Drums through the floorboards

vii. Rain on the tin roof 


Live Sewing Machine Performance featuring: 

Pete (sewing machine samples & loops) 

Parny (drums) and Steve (cello)

"The Gathering is a space, place and time where we can build up confidence in our creativity; where we can sit in silence, sing, play an instrument, draw, be poetic; prophetic; we could talk in tongues, talk to each other, to ourselves, talk to voices. We can listen, make sounds; melodies and noise, soft and loud; leave space, fill it up; explore rhythm and time, chaos and rhyme; lullabies and laments; shyly and boldly be in our different rhythms together." Maggie Nicols