Serious Livestream Sessions: Songs and Stories
I wish I could have met the lovely audience who joined me online
for the livestream performance of forthcoming EP
‘The Blackbird Tapes’
(3 new pieces inspired by the increased birdsong in lockdown London)
It was slightly odd to be unable to see your faces and play to three iPhones, but I really enjoyed it!
Out on 05.06.20 on Crammed Discs
Watch the Livestream again here
Daylight Music 333
The Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London
(With Union Chapel Organ Scholar extraordinaire Jay M Richardson)
‘..quietly revel in the pure pleasure of new, often unexpected, musical delights..’
‘A terrific performance’, ‘ a tour de force..’, ‘this is just amazing!’
Following the invitation from the wonderful people
of Daylight Music and the Union Chapel to use their unique organ,
I teamed up with the super-talented resident organist Jay M Richardson
to present exclusively a brand new piece of music.
Taken from what will be the next album ‘1:46:43’,
‘The Green Cathedral’ is the second movement of this work.
Inspired by the iconic cycling climb of Mont Ventoux,
it is an artistic response to the second part of that epic ascension.
(Photos by Phil Barnes for Daylight Music)
EFG London Jazz Festival, Purcell Room, London
(with Rotem Haguel on Bass and Bass Synthesizer)
London debut at the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room
‘..immersive and mesmering’, ‘hypnotic, really enchanting.’, ‘outstanding’…
Thrilled by the reception. and reaching out to so many international friends!
Many thanks, merci, grazie, gracias, danke schön, mockrát děkuji, moltes gràcies!
Read the review by Mat Smith on Documentary Evidence here
Read the review by Sam Street in Jazzwise Magazine here
(I can’t help but also add what Emile Holba wrote about it…)
‘Stubbleman’s arrangements and musical contraptions built in the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room was a perfect example of a hidden gem. Calm, ethereal and complex. Pascal Gabriel’s solo project layered modular synthesizers, live piano, bass, and self-made automats and drones to create a dreamlike journey into America’s heartland.’
(Photos by official London Jazz Festival photographer Emile Holba, Video by Hannah Lovell)
From The Source Festival, Warwick Arts Centre
These were taken just minutes before our first ever show
Great vibes and a really appreciative audience
with perceptive questions for the Q&A.
(Photos by Pippa Ungar | Angel & Maverick)