New Projects!

Did you think I’d ridden my bike to the end of the earth and fallen off? Well I haven’t quite – I just thought I didn’t really have anything much to say.
But perhaps I have. I’ve been busy since I last posted – nine months ago! The book tour that I talked about then has been trundling along nicely. I turn up at a bookshop, read a few extracts, and play a bit. It’s been very well received, and I really like doing it. The presentation is always followed by a Q&A, and that can be unpredictable.
Most of the questions are of the “why? WHY?” variety. I like those, and I always give a different answer, as I’m still trying to work it out. But there are always some curved balls too, the off-the-wall and unexpected questions…
And I’ve done a few other gigs, some of which have found their way onto Instagram (@Kennethwilsoncello) or YouTube…
I haven’t been on the bike, though – until last week. The wear and tear to my right shoulder and wrist was not insignificant, and I haven’t wanted to risk it. But I went to a physio recently, and was told it was time to get back on the bike.
Since then, of course, the roads in rural Cumbria were a beautiful sheet of ice for a few days. Then we had a couple of storms, with 60mph winds. Then it rained a lot. But I’ve done a few miles. It might be too early to say, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
Anyway, I’ve got one big project coming up. This is a no-bike project. About forty performances for the forty days of Lent, which starts on 14 Feb. Mostly performances of a work I’ve called Meditation on the Seven Last Words of Jesus – the sayings of Jesus on the cross, as recorded by the Gospels, interspersed with movements of the Bach Suites.
There’s a new page on the website about it. Please come and say hello if you come to one of the performances!
And, as always, one thing leads to another (it’s a law of the universe). So another, bigger, project, is brewing… Watch this space.

2 thoughts on “New Projects!”

  1. Hi Kenny,
    I didn’t realize you had shoulder wrist injuries from your last adventure. I’m glad you’re recovering!

    We missed you in Cello Club last Sunday! I heard you had internet problems. I can’t wait to hear another poem and Bach suite! And I can’t wait to hear about your next project.

    So much to experience!

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