This is a project that I started with my dear friends: singer songwriter Graciela Maria, and illustrator / painter Maki Shimizu. The idea was to get together for a series of one take recording sessions, at which Maki would also illustrate the music on the spot. The final recordings featured cello arrangements from Simon Houghton. The project ended with a gallery opening at Letters Are My Friends, and the release of a limited edition cassette series thanks to Colectivo Futuro.  Each cassette cover was hand painted by Maki, so no two are alike.

I decided to feature this project here, as it’s a great example of the organic interplay between music and art. Plus the cassettes are truly beautiful. You can find out more about the project from the interviews I gave to Lodown Magazine and Paradigm Magazine.

 

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