was quite a magical grace on saturday night especially as it was chris read's debut curating. the evening was on the theme of ruah - the creative breath of god and a double bass was improvised all night to symbolise this. then there were a series of cards with a sequence of numbers on which represented a mood/feeling as interpreted by chris. the numbers are chord sequences - don't worry about it if that makes no sense. grace is II, V, | I - perfect cadence. people could choose and/or were given a range of cards and on the back expressed hopes, dreams prayers for the year gone by and the one ahead. these were then randomly lined up with a regular return to grace and the sequence of cards improvised as a musical flow carrying those hopes and prayers by chris on guitar and the double bass. all rounded off with a new flock tune with chris joined by sam on cello which was also quite amazing in the space... steve has a ropey video here.
i am making the improvised cards a worship trick - 55 in series 4
Thanks so much for posting this! Even with the limitations of film and my small laptop screen, I could feel the stillness of the place and warmth of the wonderful Grace community and loved joining over the miles. The Grace/Improv idea is very powerful and it was great to see and experience!
Posted by: Kurt Wilson | January 16, 2015 at 12:30 AM