Live 2019

An acoustic solo set, live at Wairarapa TV in Masterton, New Zealand

– which took place live on the internet. This was simulcast on Freeview CH41, ArrowFM 89.7FM and YouTube.

The set was part of the Property Law Service May Music Marathon – 12 straight hours of live Music to Television screens during NZ Music Month on May the 4th 2019.

Living in a small town I don’t get to as many gigs as I used to… so here using 21st century technology to play ‘virtually’ everywhere.

On the other hand musically this was closer to a traditional folk/singer-songwriter set than I’d done for quite a while, eschewing dissonant improv, multitracking, live backing musicians or electronic trickery.

I kept my half hour minimal and acoustic (the discord and electric noise I’m saving for another time soon) and updated my past – with

solo renditions of songs from The Marion Flow (2001), Loose Autumn Moans (2003), and The Electricka Zoo(2017), plus a Korean folk tune, and a trilogy of 19th century poems by my ancestor John Collie.

The set was followed by an interview.

Compare Live 2019 to this punkier lo-fi ‘official bootleg’ recorded 20 years (or half my lifetime) ago: Live 1999.

Both live albums start and finish with the same song, for continuity…. And a lot has happened in the two decades between (see 1997-2005, 2005-2012, 2012-2018).

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