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A special evening with Van Dyke Parks & Daniel Johns….

  • Oct 23,2013
    A special evening with Van Dyke Parks & Daniel Johns….

    Earlier this year I had the great honour of working with two of my favourite musicians…. Daniel Johns (of Silverchair, The Dissociatives) & the incredible string arranger & song writer Van Dyke Parks (known for his work with The Beach Boys, Joanna Newsom, Harry Nilsson, Grizzly Bear, Rufus Wainwright). Daniel & I were asked by Van Dyke to be a part of a concert he was putting on for the Adelaide Music Festival celebrating his repertoire. We played songs from his magnificent record ‘Song Cycle’, songs he wrote with Brian Wilson plus never-before-performed songs off Diorama by Silverchair. All of this with a 36 piece orchestra & put together in 3 days! It was one of my most challenging musical experiences to date but also one of the most rewarding & unforgettable. I feel so thankful to have been a part of this night & to give you an insight into this special collaboration, I had my friend & visual wizard Thom Kerr help me put together a small doco to show you a bit of what went on behind the scenes & leading up to the night. This is a record of my experience. I hope you enjoy. Thank you to everyone who helped put this together and of course to the wonderful Daniel Johns & Van Dyke Parks.

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on October 23, 2013 - 5:31pm

Earlier this year I had the great honour of working with two of my favourite musicians…. Daniel Johns (of Silverchair, The Dissociatives) & the incredible string arranger & song writer Van Dyke Parks (known for his work with The Beach Boys, Joanna Newsom, Harry Nilsson, Grizzly Bear, Rufus Wainwright). Daniel & I were asked by Van Dyke to be a part of a concert he was putting on for the Adelaide Music Festival celebrating his repertoire. We played songs from his magnificent record ‘Song Cycle’, songs he wrote with Brian Wilson plus never-before-performed songs off Diorama by Silverchair. All of this with a 36 piece orchestra & put together in 3 days! It was one of my most challenging musical experiences to date but also one of the most rewarding & unforgettable. I feel so thankful to have been a part of this night & to give you an insight into this special collaboration, I had my friend & visual wizard Thom Kerr help me put together a small doco to show you a bit of what went on behind the scenes & leading up to the night. This is a record of my experience. I hope you enjoy. Thank you to everyone who helped put this together and of course to the wonderful Daniel Johns & Van Dyke Parks.

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