Eday 2010 – David Wright, Callisto, Geigertek & Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock

So, here we are back in the UK after e-day 2010, tired after the long journey but elated and still on a high from a great weekend. Once again Groove organized a superb electronic music event, but the smaller than usual audience (bank holiday and champions league football final having an effect) were appreciative and supportive on the day and everyone appeared to have a good time. So there it is, after all the effort…… gone!

We did have a good time though. There were a few technical problems on the day that threw us a little, but nothing disastrous. We began the event having to change things because the Code Indigo lead guitarist had to pull out because his wife was taken into hospital (she’s okay, which is the main thing), but it meant we had to do a shorter, more keyboard based Code Indigo section with base guitarist Nigel filling in on some lead guitar. We also missed the input of Dave Massey over the weekend who lost his father just recently. Dave M is of course the other half of Callisto in the studio, replaced on stage by Neil (Geigertek) Fellowes.

We opened the evening with “In Another Light” & “Spirit-Walking” from Geigertek’s “The Timeless Mind” and these clearly went down well. We then performed “Sun Dust/The Canyon” from Dreams and Distant Moonlight before a Code Indigo medley of “Vapours, Timecode, Syncgate, Rapture and 24 am”. Guitarist Nigel then left the stage and Neil and I performed the Nyx album as Callisto. We were joined onstage by Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock for the encore, “Walking with Ghosts”.

Most of the show was complemented by a graphics backdrop specially created for the set. Unfortunately, due to technical problems we were unable to sync them up properly to the music, but apart from a few sections, I doubt it would have been noticed or affected peoples enjoyment.

We did start late though due to technical difficulties and that meant we played over 2 hours without a break and still finished late, so apologies to people in the audience who may have missed their train or bus or had to leave before the end.

Thinking about the feedback and response immediately after the event and the following few days, it’s clear we succeeded in presenting a varied set worthy of discussion because the majority seemed to enjoy the performance. But what I found really interesting and pleasing was that some people had particular favourite sections: some thought the Code Indigo section was best, others the opening Geigertek’s section, others mine, while the Callisto Nyx performance was other peoples favourite. And some thought that the finale with Klaus Hoffmann-Hoock was “sublime”.  So I figure that such diverse comments mean we succeeded in presenting a varied set that had something for (nearly) everyone.

So once again, a huge thanks to Groove, and a huge thanks to the audience.

Here are some photos from the event in a slide show. Many thanks Olivier Gillard for taking the time to be our photographer for the day (and his ‘assistant’ Diddier).

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~ by admusic on May 25, 2010.

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