In 2013, James Robertson wrote a story every day. Each was exactly 365 words long. A year later, on a daily basis, the stories were published on the Five Dials website. They were then gathered together into one volume and published as 365: Stories.
Smitten by the stories, Aidan O’Rourke (Lau) went to meet James at his talk during Glasgow’s Celtic Connections and Since March 1st, 2016 has been writing a tune each day in response to the short story collection.
Do People Still Do This? is the latest to be revealed which has been recorded with the Mercury Music Prize nominated, BBC Jazz Award Winner harmonium and keyboard player Kit Downes. Aidan met Kit in June 2016, and they quickly hit it off forming this duo. When we last premiered a track from this new project, Aidan was well into composing 200 tunes of his own 365 tune project which he began writing music for in March 2016.