The Blue Moments Project

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The Blue Moments Project

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"Living abroad, he said, there's only one way to do it / evict memory / don't take mementos / even the ones small enough to pack / have weight."

'The Immigrants', Laura Williamson

The Blue Moments Project is an hour-long sequence of jazz/blues songs and spoken word that explores ideas of identity, home and of "foreignness", or the strangeness of being foreign.

A collaboration between composer Angela Mote and writer Laura Williamson, Blue Moments started as a project to test how music and words might inter-relate in a way that is more profound than in the traditional 'music and lyrics' sense.

After a successful preview of a shorter version of the show at the River House near Wanaka, which featured Dominic Stayne on bass, Jeff Sinnot on drums, Graeme Perkins on piano and vocalist Karen Hattaway, we have been invited to present a world premiere of the full-length Blue Moments Project at a major autumn arts festival in New Zealand next year ('like' us on Facebook to hear the official annoucment from us first!).

To complement the live set, we're making a CD and a 28-page book of poetry printed in full colour, with artwork. 

 

The Immigrants


 

Montreal, Now

 

Funds raised will go towards recording and mastering the album at the lovely Orange Studios in Christchurch, creating physical CDs, and book printing. 

By pledging, you will be pre-ordering the album and book, which are set to be released in March of 2017.

Want to stay in touch? Find The Blue Moments Project on Facebook.

Thanks for your support!

From Ange, Laura, Dom, Jeff, Graeme and Karen

 

And thanks to the Southern Institute of Technology for producing the Blue Moments videos as part of the SIT Sounds Sessions. Audio recorded by SIT Bachelor of Audio Production Year 3 students, enigineered by Doug Heath, Joe Simmonds and BAP 3, video by SIT Productions (James Wilkinson, Matt Inns, Nick McGrath, Mei Ling Au and Ash Bartlett). 

Click on this link to watch more from the Blue Moments Project at the SIT Sound Sessions.

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The Blue Moments project - books and CDs on their way

17/03/2017 at 11:28 AM

Hello Blue pledgers - 

We are happy to tell you the books and CDs have arrived and will be winging their way to you this week.

Thank you again for supporting us! We could not have made it this far without you. 

We will be performing the world premiere of the live show at the Southern Lakes Festival of Colour on April 7, and you can keep up with this and all the blue news by following us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/bluemomentsproject/.

xo from us,

Ange, Laura, Karen, Dom, Jeff and Graeme. 

The Blue Moments Project

Southern Lakes Festival of Colour

10/02/2017 at 7:13 PM

Hello to our amazing pledgers - we have blue news.

First of all, thanks to you, we have finished recording at Orange Studio in Christchurch and are in in the process of mixing the full CD. Meanwhile, The Bule Moments Project book is about to go to the printers.

Music and words, coming together. Watch this space. 

And, as some of you may already know, yesterday the Southen Lakes Festival of Colour in Wanaka launched their programme, and The Blue Moments Project is in it (on page 20, actually)! We'll be premiering our full-length show at the Central Lakes Trust Crystal Palace on Friday April 7 at 5pm. Come along if you're in the 'hood and say hello. 

You can check out the full festival programme here: http://www.festivalofcolour.co.nz/

Thanks again for your support, we'll be in touch again soon.

Aroha. x

The Blue Crew

Ange, Laura, Karen, Dom, Jeff and Graeme

 

The Blue Moments Project is funded!

30/11/2016 at 9:33 PM

Thank you so much to everyone who has pledged on this project! Thanks to all of you, we will be heading into Christchurch's Orange Studio in January to record a CD, and will be releasing this, along with a book of the Blue Moments poems, in early March. 

As for our next live show, we're not quite allowed to say yet, but if you were planning to head to a certain New Zealand arts festival next autumn, we might be there. Watch this space. 

Until then, we've attached a video of some beautiful blue music for you. 

Love from Ange, Laura, Dom, Jeff, Graeme and Karen

 

Am I Blue?

10/11/2016 at 10:04 PM

Thank you so much to everyone who has pledged so far! To express our appreciation, here's some beautiful blue music for you - Billie Holiday, 'Am I Blue? 

From Ange, Laura, Dom, Jeff, Graeme and Karen

 

    Pledgers 23

    Judith Williamson
    2016-11-29 12:43:28 +1300
    dominic stayne
    2016-11-29 11:10:26 +1300
    Moira Scothern
    2016-11-24 23:41:55 +1300
    brown girl
    2016-11-24 13:04:21 +1300

    "Good Luck from The Blue Kanu Restaurant team! X"

    kate Young
    2016-11-23 17:27:28 +1300
    Jenny Mote
    2016-11-23 07:40:42 +1300
    Jenny Mote
    2016-11-23 07:34:59 +1300
    Jenny Mote
    2016-11-23 07:31:38 +1300
    Charlotte Young
    2016-11-20 07:18:48 +1300
    Jenny Mote
    2016-11-17 12:27:10 +1300
    Maja Moritz
    2016-11-15 22:37:49 +1300

    "Great project! Awesome :)"

    Rhonda Brodie
    2016-11-15 21:56:03 +1300

    "finally something to help me get over my Trump depression... "

    Katherine Holmes
    2016-11-14 06:39:01 +1300
    Simon King
    2016-11-13 23:27:24 +1300
    Paul Williamson
    2016-11-12 10:33:59 +1300
    Jeff
    2016-11-11 13:07:19 +1300
    Tony Manu
    2016-11-10 11:35:57 +1300
    Michele Lypchuk
    2016-11-09 16:57:07 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2016-11-09 14:36:09 +1300
    Liz Breslin
    2016-11-09 14:32:54 +1300
    Sue Wootton
    2016-11-09 14:17:39 +1300

    "Wonderful project - bring it on!"

    Judith Williamson
    2016-11-09 07:49:22 +1300
    brown girl
    2016-11-08 16:58:48 +1300

    Followers 1

    Followers of The Blue Moments Project

    The Blue Moments Project

    Project 2016-08-26 10:35:30 +1200

    "Living abroad, he said, there's only one way to do it / evict memory / don't take mementos / even the ones small enough to pack / have weight."

    'The Immigrants', Laura Williamson

    The Blue Moments Project is an hour-long sequence of jazz/blues songs and spoken word that explores ideas of identity, home and of "foreignness", or the strangeness of being foreign.

    A collaboration between composer Angela Mote and writer Laura Williamson, Blue Moments started as a project to test how music and words might inter-relate in a way that is more profound than in the traditional 'music and lyrics' sense.

    After a successful preview of a shorter version of the show at the River House near Wanaka, which featured Dominic Stayne on bass, Jeff Sinnot on drums, Graeme Perkins on piano and vocalist Karen Hattaway, we have been invited to present a world premiere of the full-length Blue Moments Project at a major autumn arts festival in New Zealand next year ('like' us on Facebook to hear the official annoucment from us first!).

    To complement the live set, we're making a CD and a 28-page book of poetry printed in full colour, with artwork. 

     

    The Immigrants


     

    Montreal, Now

     

    Funds raised will go towards recording and mastering the album at the lovely Orange Studios in Christchurch, creating physical CDs, and book printing. 

    By pledging, you will be pre-ordering the album and book, which are set to be released in March of 2017.

    Want to stay in touch? Find The Blue Moments Project on Facebook.

    Thanks for your support!

    From Ange, Laura, Dom, Jeff, Graeme and Karen

     

    And thanks to the Southern Institute of Technology for producing the Blue Moments videos as part of the SIT Sounds Sessions. Audio recorded by SIT Bachelor of Audio Production Year 3 students, enigineered by Doug Heath, Joe Simmonds and BAP 3, video by SIT Productions (James Wilkinson, Matt Inns, Nick McGrath, Mei Ling Au and Ash Bartlett). 

    Click on this link to watch more from the Blue Moments Project at the SIT Sound Sessions.

    Comments

    The Blue Moments project - books and CDs on their way

    17/03/2017 at 11:28 AM

    Hello Blue pledgers - 

    We are happy to tell you the books and CDs have arrived and will be winging their way to you this week.

    Thank you again for supporting us! We could not have made it this far without you. 

    We will be performing the world premiere of the live show at the Southern Lakes Festival of Colour on April 7, and you can keep up with this and all the blue news by following us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/bluemomentsproject/.

    xo from us,

    Ange, Laura, Karen, Dom, Jeff and Graeme. 

    The Blue Moments Project

    Southern Lakes Festival of Colour

    10/02/2017 at 7:13 PM

    Hello to our amazing pledgers - we have blue news.

    First of all, thanks to you, we have finished recording at Orange Studio in Christchurch and are in in the process of mixing the full CD. Meanwhile, The Bule Moments Project book is about to go to the printers.

    Music and words, coming together. Watch this space. 

    And, as some of you may already know, yesterday the Southen Lakes Festival of Colour in Wanaka launched their programme, and The Blue Moments Project is in it (on page 20, actually)! We'll be premiering our full-length show at the Central Lakes Trust Crystal Palace on Friday April 7 at 5pm. Come along if you're in the 'hood and say hello. 

    You can check out the full festival programme here: http://www.festivalofcolour.co.nz/

    Thanks again for your support, we'll be in touch again soon.

    Aroha. x

    The Blue Crew

    Ange, Laura, Karen, Dom, Jeff and Graeme

     

    The Blue Moments Project is funded!

    30/11/2016 at 9:33 PM

    Thank you so much to everyone who has pledged on this project! Thanks to all of you, we will be heading into Christchurch's Orange Studio in January to record a CD, and will be releasing this, along with a book of the Blue Moments poems, in early March. 

    As for our next live show, we're not quite allowed to say yet, but if you were planning to head to a certain New Zealand arts festival next autumn, we might be there. Watch this space. 

    Until then, we've attached a video of some beautiful blue music for you. 

    Love from Ange, Laura, Dom, Jeff, Graeme and Karen

     

    Am I Blue?

    10/11/2016 at 10:04 PM

    Thank you so much to everyone who has pledged so far! To express our appreciation, here's some beautiful blue music for you - Billie Holiday, 'Am I Blue? 

    From Ange, Laura, Dom, Jeff, Graeme and Karen

     

      Judith Williamson
      2016-11-29 12:43:28 +1300
      dominic stayne
      2016-11-29 11:10:26 +1300
      Moira Scothern
      2016-11-24 23:41:55 +1300
      brown girl
      2016-11-24 13:04:21 +1300

      "Good Luck from The Blue Kanu Restaurant team! X"

      kate Young
      2016-11-23 17:27:28 +1300
      Jenny Mote
      2016-11-23 07:40:42 +1300
      Jenny Mote
      2016-11-23 07:34:59 +1300
      Jenny Mote
      2016-11-23 07:31:38 +1300
      Charlotte Young
      2016-11-20 07:18:48 +1300
      Jenny Mote
      2016-11-17 12:27:10 +1300
      Maja Moritz
      2016-11-15 22:37:49 +1300

      "Great project! Awesome :)"

      Rhonda Brodie
      2016-11-15 21:56:03 +1300

      "finally something to help me get over my Trump depression... "

      Katherine Holmes
      2016-11-14 06:39:01 +1300
      Simon King
      2016-11-13 23:27:24 +1300
      Paul Williamson
      2016-11-12 10:33:59 +1300
      Jeff
      2016-11-11 13:07:19 +1300
      Tony Manu
      2016-11-10 11:35:57 +1300
      Michele Lypchuk
      2016-11-09 16:57:07 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2016-11-09 14:36:09 +1300
      Liz Breslin
      2016-11-09 14:32:54 +1300
      Sue Wootton
      2016-11-09 14:17:39 +1300

      "Wonderful project - bring it on!"

      Judith Williamson
      2016-11-09 07:49:22 +1300
      brown girl
      2016-11-08 16:58:48 +1300

      Followers of The Blue Moments Project

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 05/12/2016 at 12:00 AM.