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Sound Gallery Sessions Episode 3: Peter Broderick — If I Were A Runway Model

1.2  2018


Episode 3 of our Sound Gallery Sessions comes from Peter Broderick, performing the gorgeous layered strings and piano track If I Were A Runway Model from his recent album All Together Again. Originally written for a fashion show, but never actually been used, the song might have been confined to the archives. Here the 12 minute piece is brought back to life with Peter as the sole performer, quite an achievement given the variety of loops and effects.

“I banished this new piece to my archives after hastily giving it the title ‘If I Were A Runway Model’, imagining that perhaps one day I could have my own fashion show with this music. It wasn’t until I was putting together the All Together Again album that I finally found a good home for this oddball piece. And it was only then that I tried to actually learn how to play it!

At first it seemed impossible, but after some practice, I started to figure it out. I’ve never needed so much gear just to perform a single piece and because the piece requires so much extra gear, it’s unlikely that I’ll be able to perform it at most of my concerts. So I’m glad we have this live video as a document to show that the piece can indeed be performed live by a single musician."

The session was filmed at the Erased Tapes Sound Gallery in London, directed by James Swindells under the guidance of label founder Robert Raths.

Peter Broderick will begin his European tour tomorrow at Glasgow's Celtic Connections, calling at London’s Jazz Cafe on April 15th.

· watch episode 3

· book tickets for his tour

· order All Together Again on 2LP/CD/DL