We recently had the pleasure of the company of Buck and Shanti Curran, better know as Arborea, who stayed with us for a night during their UK/European tour. They had just performed at the Grain Barge in Bristol with Two Wings (Hanna Tuulikki, Ben Reynolds, Kenneth Wilson, Lucy Duncombe, and Doog) in support. It was an exceptional evening. I’ll mention this more in a separate post.
It was nice for me to get the chance to speak to an artist couple in the informal setting of our own home over a few beers and late into the night. I don’t get such an opportunity like that very often and it gave me an honest and down-to-earth insight into them and their music. Their music is a vital part of their relationship, being able to play and visualise a joint musical creation must be a real high for any such couple but I really feel it in their music.
Buck started visualizing this video in the summer of 2009. They’re both keen surfers, as you’ll see…I got the impression Shanti is the keen photographer but, like their music, the videos are a mutual process and they use nothing more fancy than a Sony Bloggie. This isn’t a state of the art camera which just goes to show that imagination is key to any such creation. They have an eye for the ordinary and extra-ordinary moments in every-day life. A knack for bringing ordinary everyday moments from our periphery into new focus. All helped by angle, light and, of course, music. They serve as a good reminder that there is much more to this world…we just need to remember to take some time out and enjoy it.
Arborea – Onto the Shore
The track is taken from House of Sticks which is available on CD and Download.