Jasper Hoiby had previewed the idea for us last week, but the actual experience of a gig performed, live, in pitch darkness, is something you have to experience rather than explain. At all concerts performers and audience share the same air, the same vibrations in it. But to be deprived of sight changes it. The unfamiliarity initially led the audience to reticence, but that changed. Musically Phronesis set the bar INCREDIBLY high. How many performers would DARE to do this?
Does the image of the concert above do it justice? (just a joke- I don’t think so). My round-up of Saturday at Brecon Jazz will be on the JazzFM website.