has been wisely provided to protect the Soundscape performer from fans
& enthusiasts who, driven to ecstatic fury by multiple bleeping
& droning, seek to escape the coils of gravity-bound existence,
leap onstage and express themselves in dance. Another interpretation:
the barrier is there to protect the performer from angered fans who had
rights, by virtue of spending their hard-earned pay, to get stuff
signed - and they only wanted to say hello, anyway – yet whose innocent
desires were cruelly unsatisfied by That Awful Man.
sleepful night. Throughout the day, throat pain moved down the scale
from excruciating to great. Alex & John successfully changed vans
this morning, from a modest-but-unacceptable to a modest-but-acceptable
with second-row seating. They drove to & from Gloucester, collected me in Bredonborough at 13.15, and then to London.
arrived in good time. A walk around the block: Shepherds Bush is very
much an area in transition. Several posho bars & cafes mingle with
the very-much-not posho cafes & neighbourhood food providers
(restaurant is too grand a term). Very cosmopolitan with an
accompanying sense that this is not yet a settled home for many of the
from the block, near the stage door: a prowling Nicolai from Russia in
active radical-festishising of inherent-&-delineated-meanings mode;
proving once again that once we have determined to eat we’ll bite, on
whatever prey we’ve selected, regardless of kindness, courtesy or the
promptings of conscience .
the dressing room, there is a cornucopia of provision, save for a
kettle. There is only one kettle: it is in PT’s dressing room & I
am invited to share it.
A Cornucopia of Provision…
A supportive audience, with restive elements, as one would anticipate from a standing floor with bars on bothsides.
I couldn’t trust the audience to step very far, but they were
supportive of moderate treading. St. Peter’s church last Saturday, in
comparison with the conventional spaces since, made very clear the
tangible effect, of concentrated presence within the audience, on
Shortly to Bredonborough, en route to Manchester tomorrow.