Greetings to everyone, we’ve made it through two weeks of Lockdown 2 now in the UK! I thought I would share some of what I’ve been up to this week…
Fortunately recording sessions can still take place, so I’ve enjoyed seeing some colleagues in person and hearing live music that’s not through speakers! It’s also a nice length walk for me to get to Air Studios so I can listen to a podcast or album whilst strolling through Autumn scenery. The trees are still looking spectacular!
As well as this I’ve enjoyed being part of more Zoom workshops, and the highlight for me this week was working with Bath Philharmonia as part of their sessions with Young Carers, creating music together. We ended up sharing ‘top tips’, I introduced some of my handmade amigurumi, and we got introduced to a pet rat, a little bird, learned some Japanese phrases…and also created and recorded two short pieces.
Speaking of Zoom workshops…there are still places available for our Atéa Chamber Music Zoom so do consider coming along if you want to learn about some wind quintets!
And now for something completely different…I’ve been learning to spin wool for a few months now and The Slow Yarn Spinner (Ruth) has been inspiring me every day to do a little bit of spinning on my recently purchased, second-hand Ashford wheel. I’m most proud of having been able to prepare a raw fleece through washing, carding, and finally spinning! We all need a hobby, right?