songsheets

A few years ago now, we started to use slides and short videos to accompany some of my songs.  These were produced by some friends Mike and Birgit and I believe they added an important visual aspect to the songs.  I have always been intrigued by the Buddhist 'moon mat' symbol, a white perfect circle which represents Awakening and the Full Moon which is often celebrated in the Buddhist world.  So we built a large white projector screen, more recently replaced by a lighter white circular screen on a lightweight frame. 

More recently we have asked animators to produce short video's to accompany the songs, and a film maker Diana Taylor has made a film for one of the songs.  I have created several 'songsheets' incorporating these videos and films, but adding the lyrics of the songs.  I plan to do another video and Diana may be making another film of another of my songs which will be the basis of more Songsheets.  Here are the latest two Songsheets:

The Shirt Song
Music and Lyrics by Barry Lane
performed by Barry Lane and the Fridge Mechanics
Barry Lane,  James Anderson, Micko
with Mieke De Laure on Cello

animation by Durand Greig

Nailhouse
Music and Lyrics by Barry Lane
performed by Barry Lane and the Fridge Mechanics
Barry Lane, Celia Duplock, Paul Midgley,
James Anderson, Micko, Melanie Wickham

Film by Diana Taylor