Livestreaming in Isolation
When we first started putting together livestreams earlier this year, although it was really exciting, I didn’t think that 8 months on this would still be the primary way the world would be performing.
There is an immense freedom that comes with taking your music out to the world. It’s providing a lifeline for us to the outside world at this time… and I know that I’m able to create music more freely because I can be more directly inspired by nature.
I mentioned that everytime we livestream, we’re trying to push the boundaries of what we can do. The Kimmeridge livestream was the first time we’d really ventured into true isolation. It took us 2 hours to carry all the kit along the coast. To get internet in order to stream meant we had to drop a long ethernet cable over the cliffs up to our antennae…
…all of which was totally worth it because it was a beautiful day!
Performing at The Earthouse in Cranborne was another fantastic experience. I love the juxtaposition of ancient and modern (something you’ll have seen in my work at Salisbury Cathedral and Romsey Abbey). There is something so raw about a fire pit close by to all the electronics…
And the weather at Abbotsbury Castle that summer evening was absolutely surreal. We had to delay our setup due to rain, but somehow we got lucky and just before sunset the clouds were thin enough to provide a mystical diffused light over the whole of the coast line.
I excited to see where this journey continues, and what the weather might bring!