Big Mouth Piano Tales, on the verge of its 10th Anniversary, has been given a landmark airing on Fun Kids Radio http://www.funkidslive.com/player/.
“The Emperor and The Nightingale” adapted from the original story by Hans Christian Andersen with words and music by Frances M Lynch and piano arrangements by Mark Troop has been out every day at 4pm from Boxing Day to Hogmanay on The Club with Luke. Now at the start of a New Year, it’s time to reflect on the differences between live performance, recording for CD and broadcasting.
It is strange that listening to the piece anew on a media where there is no immediate audience feedback (at least not that we know of) should teach us so much about our approach.
The recording used for the radio broadcast was originally made to
provide a CD which members of the audience took home and used to relive the story and their experiences – they already knew the moves.