The Isle is full of noises...
Music and creativity on the Isles of Scilly
After a few heavy-duty blogposts in past weeks, here is something a bit more frivolous; after some high-fibre breakfast fare (unsweetened oatmeal and green tea, perhaps), here is the equivalent of a cappuccino and a danish pastry: a fairly ridiculous music video featuring a track from the new Full of Noises album - en plein air
It 'stars' me, playing the recorder in the pouring rain. The real star is the trusty electric golf buggy of course. Either way, if you like the track, you can stream, download or buy the whole album here:
If you would rather have an electric golf buggy, they are available here:
Enjoy your breakfast!
It is good to get away from Scilly occasionally… To be overloaded with such pure sensory beauty on a constant basis - that endless sea and sky, that unspoiled air, that pristine soundscape - can lead to a loss of perspective. In the same way, the social minutiae of small community life need, from time to time, to be placed in the context of 7.5 billion other people going about their daily human business.
Unfortunately for me, ever since a near-death episode on a Boeing 747 in the skies over Africa in 1999 - https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2000/dec/30/jeevanvasagar.lizstuart - travelling away from the islands has been a battle with anxiety and creeping self-loathing that I have lost more often than I have won. And so it was again. As I unpacked my suitcase in our Montparnasse hotel, rather more spilled out than a travel adaptor, my two smart shirts and the Rough Guide to Paris...
Author - Piers Lewin
I am a musician and writer living on the Isles of Scilly. These articles and posts explore music, poetry and creativity inspired by the landscape and culture of the islands.