“You should make your tour into a documentary,” advised Marc Parella of the international artist management agency Price, Rubins and Partners.
We have heard this before. Graphics animator Andrea Love, who created an 8 minute animated documentary film of the birth of a harpsichord, had suggested that we video and interview the people we meet along the way.
I have interviewed and taken hand-written notes of house concert producers in Massachusetts and Connecticut. We have taken photos and videos. But it has not been systematic.
Perhaps there’s a way to interview everyone else by telephone or ask someone local to film them? We have packed a tight schedule of 23 places in 9 states in 40 days before settling down in Maui to escape the Dutch winter.
We have to start somewhere. Why not now?
Below: a first attempt to interview Dutch guitarist Robert Bekkers while he is waiting for his gourmet burger lunch at Flippers Restaurant on Hayes Street in San Francisco, after a visit to the San Francisco Conservatory.
The previous Friday, we were interviewed on KPFT Houston, a Pacifica Radio Station. After the first 5 minutes, the announcer Michael Woodson asked us about house concerts, cocooning, and social media networking. “Welcome to LivingArt. It’s Friday November the 12th. Today on LivingArt, we are going to talk to two musicians who are from Europe. A very classy show today.”
KPFT Houston LivingArt radio programme on 12 Nov 2010 (1 hour radio show – mp3 audio)