Posts Tagged: The Pearlfishers

The Pearlfishers: Sugar Mountain Babies

Sugar Mountain Babies first appeared on The Strange Underworld of the Tall Poppies in 1997. This was the first time that a live string quartet appeared on a Pearlfishers recording thereby setting the tone for everything that followed. When we

The Pearlfishers: Sugar Mountain Babies

Sugar Mountain Babies first appeared on The Strange Underworld of the Tall Poppies in 1997. This was the first time that a live string quartet appeared on a Pearlfishers recording thereby setting the tone for everything that followed. When we

David Scott: I Just See The Rainbow

Live performance for the BBC at the Quay sessions with the story of how ‘I Just See The Rainbow‘ came to be…

David Scott: I Just See The Rainbow

Live performance for the BBC at the Quay sessions with the story of how ‘I Just See The Rainbow‘ came to be…

The Umbrellas of Shibuya

David Scott: The Umbrellas of Shibuya From BBC Music at The Quay summer 2015

The Umbrellas of Shibuya

David Scott: The Umbrellas of Shibuya From BBC Music at The Quay summer 2015

The Pearlfishers: The Last Days of September

This film takes you an a short journey around a dream-state Falkirk with Alan Davie murals, Italian cafes, a Cattle Tryst… From The Pearlfishers ‘Open Up Your Colouring Book’ album.

The Pearlfishers: The Last Days of September

This film takes you an a short journey around a dream-state Falkirk with Alan Davie murals, Italian cafes, a Cattle Tryst… From The Pearlfishers ‘Open Up Your Colouring Book’ album.

New Music: Poundstore Riot & Rowan Ross

On the occasions I’m asked what might be required of those who desire a career in what is now typically referred to as the music industries plural I tend to invoke the name of a guy I first met as

New Music: Poundstore Riot & Rowan Ross

On the occasions I’m asked what might be required of those who desire a career in what is now typically referred to as the music industries plural I tend to invoke the name of a guy I first met as

Are You Playing An LA?

I visited Los Angeles, California a few years back at the gracious invitation of my great friends Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh who were heading out to make what would become the McIntosh Ross album The Great Lakes. Work had

Are You Playing An LA?

I visited Los Angeles, California a few years back at the gracious invitation of my great friends Ricky Ross and Lorraine McIntosh who were heading out to make what would become the McIntosh Ross album The Great Lakes. Work had

Selected Lyrics: The Snow Lamb

The Snow Lamb was released on The Pearlfishers album A Sunflower at Christmas (MA 63, 2004). The lyric tells the story of an encounter between two children and the magical creature of the title who lures them into a forest

Selected Lyrics: The Snow Lamb

The Snow Lamb was released on The Pearlfishers album A Sunflower at Christmas (MA 63, 2004). The lyric tells the story of an encounter between two children and the magical creature of the title who lures them into a forest

Music and The Adult Folktale

I use this essay as the basis for a lecture on adapting artworks in the New Music Project module at UWS. The Florists of San Nicolao:  Music and the adult folktale Introduction. I wrote the short story The Florists of

Music and The Adult Folktale

I use this essay as the basis for a lecture on adapting artworks in the New Music Project module at UWS. The Florists of San Nicolao:  Music and the adult folktale Introduction. I wrote the short story The Florists of

The Florists Of San Nicolao

This short story, based on my song Haricot Bean & Bill, was written in 2010. An accompanying essay, Music And The Adult Folktale can be read here. The Florists Of San Nicolao When she thought back she just remembered looking.

The Florists Of San Nicolao

This short story, based on my song Haricot Bean & Bill, was written in 2010. An accompanying essay, Music And The Adult Folktale can be read here. The Florists Of San Nicolao When she thought back she just remembered looking.

Conversations With The Creative Selves

I’m thinking about different definitions of the concept of transformation in a songwriting context, examples of elements coming together and transforming into a new musical expression: places, memories, shards of melody, visual images. The fabled mixture of inspiration and perspiration

Conversations With The Creative Selves

I’m thinking about different definitions of the concept of transformation in a songwriting context, examples of elements coming together and transforming into a new musical expression: places, memories, shards of melody, visual images. The fabled mixture of inspiration and perspiration

Strawberries In The Snow: A Short Tour Round A Song

Strawberries In The Snow, released on The Pearlfishers 1998 album The Young Picnickers, and in a different arrangement on the expanded edition of A Sunflower At Christmas (2009) is a song that brings technical craft to bear on a seed

Strawberries In The Snow: A Short Tour Round A Song

Strawberries In The Snow, released on The Pearlfishers 1998 album The Young Picnickers, and in a different arrangement on the expanded edition of A Sunflower At Christmas (2009) is a song that brings technical craft to bear on a seed

Amy Allison & David Scott: Kaleidoscope

Rod McKuen’s classic Kaleidoscope is one of three non-album tracks on the download EP The Way You Remember Things. Photofilm by Oscar In Venice.

Amy Allison & David Scott: Kaleidoscope

Rod McKuen’s classic Kaleidoscope is one of three non-album tracks on the download EP The Way You Remember Things. Photofilm by Oscar In Venice.

Amy Allison & David Scott: If You Go I’ll Melt

From the album Turn Like The World Does. Film by Oscar In Venice.

Amy Allison & David Scott: If You Go I’ll Melt

From the album Turn Like The World Does. Film by Oscar In Venice.

The Pearlfishers: Ice Race

From the album A Sunflower At Christmas. Drawings by Oscar In Venice, Moves by Blane Savage.

The Pearlfishers: Ice Race

From the album A Sunflower At Christmas. Drawings by Oscar In Venice, Moves by Blane Savage.

Norman Blake & David Scott: Hammond Song

Film by Jim Burns. In Autumn 2007 Norman Blake and I were invited to play a bunch of shows through Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg by our friends at Tapete, Hamburg as part of a tour called Sit Down And

Norman Blake & David Scott: Hammond Song

Film by Jim Burns. In Autumn 2007 Norman Blake and I were invited to play a bunch of shows through Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg by our friends at Tapete, Hamburg as part of a tour called Sit Down And