While uploading material onto this new platform I ran into some older material I haven’t been listening to in a while.
Forgive the expression, but OMG – the Platypus Ensemble was one cooking band.
It seems about high time to get these guys together again for some gigs and reminiscing.
Some of you might know that Platypus was one of the essential chamber-jazz bands of Finland, operating between 1997 and 2008.
We toured to quite some extent also in Central Europe, like Germany, France, Holland…
In 2008 we released a great record called ‘Rite of Passage’ together with the Proton String Quartet.
Listen to this sample of a piece called ‘Vrindavan in Vindala’
Still working on the page.
This takes an amazing amount of time.
The nice thing about it is that you learn while you go.
Sometimes I feel, though, I should be doing other things than looking at my website all morning, like – composing?
Or how about practicing the piano?
What about calling some people to organize some concerts?
And the material for the concerts that are already booked – posters, info flyers, the music for the band, scheduling rehearsals?
Not to mention promoting the new record, applying for grants for upcoming projects.
Nah, maybe I write a blog about all this first….