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Written by Matt   
Monday, 20 December 2004

The musician and composer Ron Geesin, who collaborated with Roger Waters on the album "Music From The Body" (the soundtrack to the film of the same name), and then co-wrote Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother", played a rare, one-off concert on Sunday, December 12th.

The show, held at Friends Meeting House in Brighton, was played to a packed venue - with all seats quickly taken, a search was undertaken for extra chairs to accommodate the masses! For anyone unable to attend, the good news is that the video cameras dotted around the hall captured the show, for release on DVD during 2005.

The show itself was one of the best and most enjoyable I'd seen for a long time, with Ron's unique style and musicianship stunning and amusing throughout. Certainly an experience that many of the audience won't be able to forget - and the standing ovation at the end (forcing Ron into an encore, when he doesn't usually do them) bore this out!

As Ron told me beforehand, the show was "a tapping of subconscious and nervous energy. It is largely improvised around grand piano, banjos, marimba, percussion, voice and the audience itself. It is quite separate from the more-considered studio work...". After the show, he said: "That was hard work - after 6 years! - but apparently my timing has even improved!!"

We're hoping to have more information on the DVD in the New Year. Our thanks to Ron, and his son Joe Geesin (who told us that he is the baby heard at the start of the Music From The Body album!). You can find out more about Ron and his career, past and present, at his website - www.RonGeesin.com.

 
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