Music festival last Saturday in Birmingham

By | August 24, 2009

So, as was recently mentioned in the last blog post, last Saturday (22nd August) saw a festival of “Electroacoustic/psych/drone/folk” music in Digbeth, Birmingham, organised by Radio Black Forest. Colin Potter was unable to attend and his place in the line-up was taken by Z’ev. There were some other adjustments and alterations but the music kept on coming, on both stages.

The sets by most performers were freeform, improvisational and far from traditional music technique in approach. Sometimes that resulted in a shambling racket; sometimes it permitted fresh approaches and unrestrained experimentation. Everyone one would have had their own favourites but there were some particularly shining examples of original approaches to music and some of these we were able to record for broadcast. There will be news on that here soon.

The Wagon and Horses pub proved to be a relaxed and friendly venue, well suited to the positive, enthusiastic mood of the evening. We look forward to more events organised by Radio Black Forest.