World Financial Centre New York United States
Thursday night 30th. November, 2000; 01.05
Chez Brainin, NJ.
I love this space. At lunch equipment problems three times in a row forced me to go in another musical direction to the one intended. I trust when this happens, so I followed where it lead. This evening, I continued in the same direction. Interestingly, I was unable to push the music somewhere else. Technical concerns aside, something was going on.
Tuesday 19th. April, 2005; 09.41
DGM HQ, Wiltshire, England.
In personal remembrance of my professional life, the performances in the Atrium of the World Financial Center have continued to resonate as something of an event. To decline an invitation to re-open the reconstructed Atrium in 2003, while King Crimson was touring, was a matter of deep regret.The privilege of playing music within this remarkable space was balanced by extraordinary demands for photography, autography, filming, recording and forms of personal attention. It seems that, to present much of anything in a public context, is an unlikely undertaking. Nevertheless, I persist.