Hello and welcome back after a busy few weeks. I’ve been busy with some exciting new plans – running around and getting everything in place. I’ve also been getting some new tunes together which I shall record and upload in the near future. There is also a new video in the Zoommpro section of the south of New Zealand with some stunning new photographs from Allan Johnston.
The life size Bronze of Phar Lap by by Joanne Sullivan-Gessler is to be unveiled in his birthplace, Timaru, New Zealand on November 25th. Should be quite a day. This is one of photographer Allan Johnston’s awesome shots of the work in progress.
There has been a steady flow of people signing up for the download section. All you need to do is click the ‘Sign Up/Login’ button along the top and this will take you to the correct page. Once logged in with your own user name and password you can play and download all the music in the download section. It is great to be able to make music available so quickly. We have added a ‘New Material’ section and this will be updated with the ten most recent additions to the music catalogue. Don’t forget that it is all free unless you use it for commercial purposes.
I had a great trip to LA towards the end of October, catching up with lots of friends over a meal or a coffee and progressing big plans for the not too distant future. An afternoon in Santa Monica with David Carbonara – we ran across an ice rink set up for the day to publicise Ice Age 3. I will share these plans as they are confirmed over the next few months.
Dame Shirley Bassey – The Performance.
In the September news I mentioned that back in July when I was recording the score for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs I had the chance to listen to a couple of tracks David Arnold was producing for Dame Shirley Bassey.
The album – The Performance – has now been released to universal praise from critics and the public alike. Performances at the Electric Proms and for Children in Need at the Royal Albert Hall have received standing ovations. You should check this album out. Seen here David shows his mastery of the French horn. Or the flute. It was confusing.
Chris Cozens. New Zealand. November 2009.