This weekend just gone something very special happened across Southampton, a new event to the city called ‘Musical Alphabet’ which aimed to represent every letter of the alphabet with a musical event performed by local musicians. Sponsored by the BBC as part of their ‘Music Nation’ event, and co-ordinated by the Turner Sims Concert Hall with the help of local music organisations. It was a great event with everything from African music to ‘Music with a Z’ on Radio Solent, and in between there was Barbershop, Folk, Latin, Rumba etc – in fact something for everyone whether your taste was for the baroque or a ukulele jam session.
I was lucky enough to be asked to capture the spirit of the event, and as such I worked in a Tudor house with a harpsichord and in a downtown pub with a 30 piece ukulele group who followed close behind the Ireland v France rugby match on TV so were assured of a packed house! I shot exclusively on the Lumix GH2 and did all the post-processing in Lightroom 4, which I am finding a true improvement over it’s predecessor. I have attached a couple of the images, but you can see the whole lot here!