This DuEt with Alice Fenbank has several surprises for you. First an improvised story from Alice, then I talk about a book I once read, then one of my own stories, that I have not told Alice before and the end of the conversation is Alice showing a drawing she has been doing while telling and listening. The drawing contain elements from the whole conversation.
Svend-Erik met Claire at the Storytelling Centre and we connected instantly. She told me that she lived in Aberfeldby and that there was a lot of storytellers up in that area. I had just got my Saltire Card, which means that I can drive for free in busses all over Scotland. So I went to Aberfeldby and wow, what a place, full of rivers, forests, and hills. The magic of the place and Claire’s love to it and the wonderful stories she told, made me so happy. So we meet again here in cyber and that was another heart moment. Enjoy! This DuEt has a song and a story from Claire, two stories from Svend-Erik and finally a song from Claire to complete the DuEt.
Jeg mødte Kasper på Kulcaféen i København engang i halvfemserne, hvor han arrangerede fortælleaftner. Han var en vild fætter, altid fuld af uforudsigelige og vidunderligt fabulerende indfald. Senere dukkede han op under bøgetræets krone i København og spillede på sine trommer. Det er der billeder af – Historier under Bøgen. I dag var ingen undtagelse med overraskelsen. Jeg havde ikke ventet en sav. Men det fik jeg. Tak for det, Kasper!
One of my first meetings with Daniel Allison was at The Kilburn Garden Party 2018. He was telling stories in a little tent on a hillside. The warmth and the joy in his telling made us all forget about the wind and the rain. I knew I had to go for more of this young man’s telling and here he is.
Four stories for you to enjoy, two prepared and two improvised right there!
folktales, one of Svend’s own stories and some songs from Scotland
I met Neil Sutcliffe in the summer 2017 on the island Lismore, when we both were performing at Taproot Festival. I saw this talented young accordion player and was truly fascinated. When Alice Fernbank and me needed a musician, Neil just stepped up and played in our two hour long storytelling performance. We went on the train together and there we wrote a song. In 2018 we did Walk the Oars at the Edinburgh Fringe. THis year we were supposed to do a new Fringe performance, but as the Edinburgh Fringe is canceled, we have to find another way of showing our work. The DuEt consists of stories and songs.
DuEtS are recorded Zoom split screen meetings between two artists, a guest and a host. The guest starts with a story, a song, a poem, whatever. This inspires the host to do an unprepared thing. And then they swap.
Reaction from a viewer after watching and listening to Jan Blake and Svend-Erik Engh in a DuEt: what a joy to see the two of you in my kitchen – i can just listen and share and hold the space as you two so beautifully do and share whatever needs to be told and whatever needs to be heard. Thankyou 🌟 Harley LoUdOn