10 aprile 2015

E un affettuoso omaggio a Daevid Allen sarà quello di stasera all'Inspiral di Camden High Street a Londra, con la partecipazione di Steve Hillage, Miquette Giraudy, Dave Sturt, Ian East, Kavus Torabi, Mark Robson e Graham Clark. Un appuntamento fissato già da tempo, e che doveva essere occasione tra l'altro per raccogliere risorse ed energie per accompagnare Allen nella sua ultima sfida alla malattia, ma che dopo il precipitare degli eventi si è ridefinito come momento di festa in suo ricordo e di raccolta di fondi a scopo benefico.

We celebrate the life of Daevid Allen, with a unique line up of musicians from the extended family of Gong. Gong members Dave Sturt, Ian East, Kavus Torabi perform as 'Inspiral' Gong to celebrate Daevid Allen. mark Robson and Graham Clark, Daevid Allen's two musical siblings from the Magick Brothers, both have long musical associations with Daevid, going back over 25 years. Maestro violinist Graham has a long career playing acid rock, trip hop, salsa, jazz and improv as well as being in Gong Maison Mother Gong and Magick Brothers. Singer, keyboardist/didgeridoo and whistle player Mark has long tread the boards of psychedelia and folk with Kangaroo Moon and, more recently, with Here and Now. The night begins with a rare ambient/techno DJ set from Miquette Giraudy, who need no introduction as long standing Gong synth player and half of System 7. Closing the night with a DJ set is none other than the other half of System 7 and legendary Gong guitarist, Steve Hillage, with a sensitive and eclectic selection of ethereal dance music. All profits will be donated to a good cause that Daevid would have approved of.