Last Saturday, we jumped in the car and drove up the A354 to go and see an artist who has been featured numerous times on this blog: the talented cellist Jo Quail.
It was good to finally catch up with Jo and her lovely manager Alan for the first time since our move away from the South East!
Jo was a guest of the wonderful Salisbury Arts Centre for their popular "Live Lunch" series and the stain glass windows of the former church were the perfect backdrop to Jo's beautiful, otherworldly compositions.
From her earliest tracks such as The Falconer to my personal favourites Adder's Stone, from the Caldera album, and Gold, from her latest album Five Incantations (see video below), Jo enthralled her audience with her gorgeous sounds, warm personality and dynamic performance (but no Jhanoem The Witch this time around, though, *sob*).
Even though I have seen her perform quite a few times now in various venues around London (and now, Salisbury!), I remain in awe of Jo's music and performance - there is something magical, almost alchemical about it...
I have been told that Jo might be back at Salisbury Arts Centre in the autumn for a "proper" evening show...
We will most certainly be there!
You can read my in-depth interview with Jo Quail on the Chaos Theory website HERE.
It has been quite a week for us at ArtPix/Arcane Publishing towers, and I am just catching up on things...
I haven't had the opportunity to do anything creative or artistic for quite a while now, (unless you count lesson planning as something creative...) and I am sad to say that I haven't made any further progress on The Right Place... At the moment, I am trying to work out how to fit the writing around the demands of a teaching timetable... It sounds like the school holidays will be the time I'll pick up the first draft again... Not ideal, but inevitable!
More news soon, as Arcane and Matt ArtPix are planning a few things over the spring/summer period!
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