Help create a spectacular fanfare for arts project

Jamie and his audio assistant Katie at "Untitled".
Jamie and his audio assistant Katie at "Untitled".

A rtist Jamie Gledhill is looking for Peterborough-based musicians, music makers and wannabe musos of all kinds to help devise and record a series of weird and wonderful fanfares this month.

Jamie is hosting two open recording sessions at the Beat This Recording Studio, Norfolk Street, Peterborough, on Saturday, July 23, at 12pm 
and 2pm, and he is seeking musicians of all ages, abilities, and instruments to help him create fanfares for his latest arts project, Portals for Mortals.

Jamie held the first recording session at the beginning of July, and was very pleased with the turn-out of willing musicians to help make strange and entertaining music.

He said: “Open Recording Session #1 kicked off on a rainy Saturday morning last weekend. Despite the torrents outside, we had a dedicated group of talented musicians turn up to the Beat This Studio to devise fanfares.”

Jamie is one of five artists creating work for Park Tales; a family festival weekend of art, sculpture , and storytelling at Thorpe Meadows on August 20 and 21.

He said: “These short musical passages will accompany the interactive art work I’m putting together for Park Tales this August at Peterborough Sculpture Park. We managed to cover a good range of styles in a short space of time thanks to the willingness of everyone involved to muck in with ideas, try stuff out and generally have fun.”

For Park Tales, Jamie is staging a temporary take-over of ‘Untitled’ by Miles Davies, imagining each doorway of the sculpture as a portal.

The result is a playful and celebratory interactive art work in which up to four people at a time are invited to simply walk through the sculpture.

In doing so, they will be 
rewarded by one of several musical fanfares especially devised by Peterborough musicians at the open recording sessions.

If you would like to come along to create a fanfare to be included in Portals for Mortals, head to peterboroughpresents.eventbrite.com to reserve your workshop space or email Charley at genever.charley@vivacity-peterborough.com.

Spaces at each workshop are limited to twelve, so 
book early to avoid disappointment.