Audience Hungry for Live Music. Elias Quartet at Holy Trinity, Leamington October 2020 acrylic on paper 24 x 18″ (framed 30×38″)
These paintings are an attempt to express the experience of the first live socially distanced concert after many months of ‘drought’. The audience are monochrome (empty) and the musicians are in colour, their music is colour filling the space – and hopefully the audience.
Elias Quartet at Holy Trinity Church Leamington , looking right and looking left. acrylic on canvas 17×20″ inc frame
These paintings will be shown in Holy Trinity Church during the Leamington Music Midsummer Festival 2021
Socially distanced concert at The Dream Factory Warwick in October 2020
Last Autumn Leamington Music succeeded in putting on a concert in Holy Trinity in Leamington and The Dream Factory in Warwick – all carefully planned and socially distanced.
Audience arriving at Holy Trinity for the first concert, masked up and sanitising hands
I thought I should make a record of these unusually socially distanced concerts.
Am working on making paintings from these two drawings.
At the Dream Factory, Fitzwilliam String Quartet celebrated Richard Phillips’s 80th birthday with some wonderful music in the very atmospheric venue. two rows of seats surrounded the well lit string quartet in the middle. It was very dark so my drawings were a bit of a scribble.
Here is my latest video based on the painting I made early in 2020 which was inspired by a performance by Ensemble 360 of Martinu’s Sextet for Winds & Piano which was being recorded by BBC Radio 3 in The Pump Rooms in Leamington Spa.