Saturday 11th June saw me driving northwards to Banchory for my second meeting with the composer David Ward to discuss progress to date of our future collaboration at the art venue Woodend Barn as part of the Sound Festival in September 2017.
Our hosts Mark and Fiona Hope provided us with our meeting place and a delicious lunch. Mark is one of the board members of Woodend Barn and Fiona regularly contributes also to the venue.
After our last meeting we have been regularly exchanging e-mails and pulling together resources for the project. I also sent David one of my messages in a bottle to inspire him. The principal aims of this meeting where to discuss what we have both been up to in regards to the project, refining concepts and agreeing deadlines for completed works.
Both David and I have been busy with other projects too. David has been composing an opera titled 'The Garden of the Sun' while I have been concentrating on my Masters studies. We are now however both ready to take this project forward and start creating for our joint venture.