Just finished recording one of the most exciting albums with The Happening.
The Happening is a gathering of eclectic musicians from different musical backgrounds coming from allover the world to meet in a special location for one week, to write and record improvised music. I have been blessed to participate to the past two recordings: one in Berlin last September and the last one in Wiltshire (UK), a few days ago.
The natural chemistry between musicians is the most important thing when writing and creating something out of nowhere, and Jamie Catto, the creator of this unbelievable project, is a master at choosing the people who will be part of The Happening. It feels like we have all known each other for many years, when in fact sometimes, we only meet for the first time to record the album.
I’m very grateful to be a part of this international open band along with Dave Randall on guitars, Renaud-Gabriel Pion on woodwinds, Lévon Minassian on duduk, Alex Forster on the sound board/co-producing, Simone White, Suzy Von Sonntag, Matt Webb, Leon Schultz, Jens Scheuter, Vince DeCicco, Louis McGuire and in past editions Duncan Bridgeman, Maxi Jazz and many other talented friends.
Here are some pics from the last two Happening editions (Berlin and UK) – enjoy!