DANIEL PADDEN AND THE ONE ENSEMBLE + SARAH KENCHINGTON + MATRICARIANS
Performing the music of ‘Dummy Jim’ at Peacock as part of SOUND Festival, interesting music promotions present on:
- Date: Sun 15 Nov 2009
- Location: PVA
- Costs: £6 in advance, £8 on door
- Time: 8pm
Tickets available from Aberdeen Box Office (His Majesty’s Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct or the Music Hall, Union Street) Phone 01224 641122 or visit http://www.boxofficeaberdeen.com
This performance features music inspired by the story of James Duthie, (affectionately known as ‘Dummy Jim’), a profoundly deaf man from Cairnbulg, near Fraserburgh, who cycled solo on a 3000 mile return trip to the far north of Europe in the early 1950s. Duthie later penned a journal called ‘I Cycled into the Arctic Circle’, which award winning film maker Matt Hulse has adapted for the screen. The One Ensemble’s music will eventually feature in the film of ‘Dummy Jim’ and this special performance will include Super 8mm film projections shot on location in and around Fraserburgh and along the route of Duthie’s trip.
DANIEL PADDEN AND THE ONE ENSEMBLE
The One Ensemble started as a solo recording project of Daniel Padden. In some ways it was a deliberate attempt to create a mythical experimental folk music that could never have existed and could never have been played live (one of the more important aspects of ‘folk’ music). Their music is unique and engaging – at times ferocious and at times sombre, it moves from abstract minimalism to full-throated song to pocket-sized symphony.
Sarah Kenchington builds her own remarkable mechanical instruments, including a pedal-powered hurdy-gurdy, a giant rotating kalimba and her own brass band, powered by tractor inner-tubes.
Matricarians, consisting of duo Alan Davidson and Susan Matthew, plus invited guests, create improvised musical pieces to which they later add traditional lyrics from the folksongs of North East Scotland.