The One Ensemble & Sarah Kenchington will be performing music and sounds from the album Dummy Jim at Doune The Rabbit Hole, a brand-new weekend-long psychedelic summer festival at Doune in Scotland. Continue reading “Dummy Jim Goes Doune The Rabbit Hole”
‘I haven’t seen Dummy Jim yet, but if this soundtrack is any indication, it must be a truly unconventional and memorable film. With the aid of bizarre instrument builder Sarah Kenchington, Daniel Padden and his cohorts have created a kaleidoscopic collision of traditional Anglo-folk, free jazz, drone, and deep-seated eccentricity that sounds like absolutely no one else.’ Full Review from Anthony D’Amico.
This unusual suite of works inspired by James Duthie’s journal I Cycled Into The Arctic Circle will form the basis of the soundtrack to my next feature film.
Get in there early and explore.
There’s to be another concert with The One Ensemble & Sarah Kenchington at STEREO in Glasgow on Friday 18th December at 2000h. It will cost you just £3 to come in. It’s an expanded cinema event.
This message came through following the concerts in November:
‘The show was spectacular, brilliant, haven’t been so excited by the simple act of putting sound and pictures together live for ages!’
Duthie, a profoundly deaf Aberdeenshire man (affectionately known as Dummy Jim), cycled solo on a 3000 mile return trip to the far north of Europe in 1951. Sadly he was killed in a mysterious road accident in 1965.
According to a cousin, 85 year old Joy Buchan, he set off on his adventure with just a couple of jumpers, a blanket & a pair of ‘khaki knickers’ with only £12 in the pocket.
Hoorah! sing I for the music department of the Scottish Arts Council for they are supporting my long-time collaborator Daniel Padden with a healthy sum of cash. Blimey! This award for New Work enables the writing, recording & performance of music which will in the fullness & fruitfulness & gentleness of time emerge as the wonderful score for the feature film Dummy Jim. But not before an album is released & a tour underway.
The project brings together The One Ensemble (Daniel’s regular band) with artist & musician Sarah Kenchington. Together they are creating a suite of works inspired by James Duthie’s journal ‘I Cycled Into the Arctic Circle’, the original & priceless inspiration behind Dummy Jim.
As a solo artist, Daniel has an ongoing collaboration with Sarah. Which sounds & sounds & sounds.