The Imaginarium was a multimedia exhibition presented by the 154 collective and inspired by the collections and artefacts from Leeds Central Library. I worked with visual artists and writers to create an imaginary museum populated by fantastical creatures complete with stories and sounds. As a starting point I ran workshops to collect sounds from around the library […]
I play guitar and cavaquinho ukulele as part of The Chorões, a four-piece Brazilian street music group based in London. Since forming in 2014 we have played for private functions, at venues such as the Southbank Centre and the Royal Albert Hall, and have also played many fun sets at festivals.
“The music is a haunting, beautiful accompaniment to the animations. An original score, the songs are expressive and as near to perfect as you are going to get for the production.” – thereviewshub.com Under The Bed is a studio theatre production and collaboration between many artists of different disciplines presented by the 154 collective. The […]
The 154 Collective’s play – Under the Bed – has its first performance today! I’ve had the pleasure of helping to create this immersive world over the past weeks (and months) with a load of very talented mixed-discipline artists, including fellow musicians James Dey and Hayley Youell. On set with @154collective with the newly delivered […]
For the past few months I have been busy writing music for the 154 Collective’s collaborative production – Under the Bed. I first posted about this in April after a session of workshops in Leeds gave rise to this poem & music (words from Dan Mallaghan) which has served as an initial basis for the plays musical and […]
My band The Chorões had a great time performing at the vibrant Chilli Fiesta in Sussex last week. Warming up before our set https://t.co/k2ZE5e4AIZ @westdeangardens — Nicolas Lewis (@_NicolasLewis) August 9, 2015 After filling up on delicious food and catching some other fantastic sets, we finished the day by performing or relaxed yet lively Brazilian tunes as […]
My Brazilian street music group The Chorões had it’s first gig late last month. We played as part of Chichester festival in one of the main venues in the city. Our set was an hour of choro and bossa novas, some fun arrangements of Brazilian guitar tunes, and even a couple of solo guitar Villa Lobos […]
With The Chorões first performance coming up soon, we’ve been rehearsing a lot over the past couple of weeks, and as part of the program I’ll be performing some Villa-Lobos’ beautiful solo guitar preludes. This is a recording of his Prelude no. 5 from a rehearsal last week. The Prelude is homage to the nightlife […]
One of my favourite things to do is to write music for just solo guitar. It’s the medium I know the best and it helps to re-order my mind! This is a resulting piece from one of my little composing sessions.
Back in April I spent a day in Leeds, working with the artists from the 154 Collective to workshop of ideas and themes for their upcoming production Under the Bed. Great images from @MatthewWatkins & @benjaminrabe for #fairytalelab@LeedsInspired@leedslibraries starts today! pic.twitter.com/mEIuiCiPqb — 154collective (@154collective) March 30, 2015 It was a joy as always to […]