I’ve gotta say, I can’t believe how lucky I feel to have been able to put together a month of playing a quirky piece of music every Friday night. A piece that I wrote to be a game, which the musicians play to create a free “soundscape” based on the rules I’ve set up.
My dear friend Ronny has set up such a beautiful environment in the Socialist Jazz Club. He wanted a space that is community minded and open to anyone to enjoy and hopefully experience something new. It’s happening at Cross St in Brunswick, a band hall trying to be something bigger, but truly not needing to! It is a space where people are free to be themselves.
Ronny asked me to organise the Fridays in October and I was so excited to book 4 weeks of whatever music I wanted – I think I created a pretty great line up of beautiful musicians.
Building Blocks was always the second set and I wanted it to be a different line up of friends each night, I think this has created some really interesting music. The other very important part of this for me was for it to be weird, but accessible! I wanted people to have fun, be silly, feel free! Audience and musicians alike.
One of the Friday’s, I couldn’t believe when I looked up and saw everyone being so committed to this, three people singing/screaming, noise coming from everywhere, dice being through AND people enjoying listening. Fuck I wish I recorded it.
I’m going to put the game on itch.io as a physical game, so the rules and materials needed can all be there. I want people to play, I want to do it again! It will happen again. Keep your eyes peeled.
We have one more night tomorrow, if somehow you are reading this on the 27th Oct 2022!