By: Bruce (offline) Monday, 05 July 2010 (Read 3650 times)
IT is a rare and mesmerising sound usually heard only by those who make the trip to one of the more remote corners of Scotland. But two composers have spent days in a cramped hide in the Hebrides recording the sound of wild geese to bring it to a wider audience through the medium of jazz.
The music, inspired by the sound of tens of thousands of wild geese preparing to migrate from Islay to their arctic breeding grounds, will be given its world premiere at the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival next month.
Jazz composers and musicians Stu Brown from Glasgow and New York-based John Hollenbeck travelled to Islay in the Southern Hebrides to listen to the geese and other birds before creating a jazz suite aimed at attracting a wider audience to jazz.
The Maggie is one of Ealing studios lesser known comedies. A wily old skipper of a Western Isles 'Puffer' and his motley crew lead all who come into contact with them a fine old time! Many scenes on Islay!