So we had our first on-site orchestra rehearsal, on raised scaffolding with a backdrop of purple up-lit trees! Our orchestra pit (can it be a pit when it’s raised?) is in a massive field, with front-of-house on a smaller platform.
They dictate to us from there, as infinitely patient sound engineers proceed with the sound check.
Purple trees and… a purple bass! Tiffany’s been playing double bass for almost 9 years and also plays bass guitar. That’s a very cool young lady!
And who else is cool? All-Star band percussionist Liam Madden. He is cool as a cuke. I’m seated next to him, and I’m mesmerised as he layers our music with glorious textures using gongs, cowbells, bongos and many other rattling and shimmering instruments I have no vocabulary to describe.
These guys are knocking me out. Love being in this orchestra Under This Sky!