Songwriting Collaborations (2018-)
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Music & Storytelling – Jan Lee & Algy B
In the Summer of 2018 I collaborated with Algy B, finding out how our different musical backgrounds could meet, while connecting to our love of ancient myths and stories, multicoloured rhythms, rituals and games. We began to dream up new mythical beings, lands and soundscapes..
We wrote together on our nomadic travels around this little British island, improvising new stories for each moment in time and weaving them into a collection of new songs and soundscapes together with guitar, flute, synths, samples and loops, moving image and dance; performing in gatherings, festivals, streets and mountain tops.
Jan Lee – vocals, flute, synths, dance, words
Algy Behrens – vocals, guitar, percussion, words
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Improvisations With Stuart O’Connor, Haco & Friends
We came together over a few sessions to devise this album which was filmed and recorded in real-time. Stuart provided the rocks of the composition – his songs, and we navigated through the spaces in between them, improvising and ebbing and flowing with the tide. Things became crystalized as time went on, and the whole album was performed live at Impact Theatre, captured by an audience, film and sound. Watch this space for more to come!
Stuart O’Connor – vocals/guitar/synths/piano
Sam Willoughby – drums
Jan Lee – piano/flute
James Harrison – bass
Haco & Jara Tarnovski – vocals/soundscapes