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Gala Wright with father Richard Wright

Reflections on Brainstorms: A Great Gig In The Sky

On Saturday 15th June I attended Gala Wright’s tribute to her late father’s work, Brainstorms: A Great Gig In The Sky. It is a multimedia experience that was curated by Gala Wright as Artistic Director of Brainstorms with the blessing of the remaining members of Pink Floyd. The opening event was attended by David Gilmour and his wife Polly Samson. Polly wrote on her Instagram, “Mesmerising Brainstorms @framelessldn. Thank you @gala_wright, such a lovely tribute to your dad and his Great Gig in the Sky.” Tickets were either general admission where you could wander around the four galleries, or VIP which allowed your live brain scan to be fed, in near real time, to the “clouds” gallery before attending the galleries. This article gives some background to the experience, plus has photos and my account. I do not know if it could go on tour in other countries given its...

Brainstorms A Great Gig in the Sky Featuring Pink Floyd

Brainstorms: A Great Gig in the Sky Featuring Pink Floyd Music

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Brainstorms: A Great Gig in the Sky, a ground-breaking showcase by Frameless, the UK’s premier immersive art destination. Set to debut this June, this one-of-a-kind event promises an immersive fusion of music, art, neuroscience, and cutting-edge technology, all set against the backdrop of Pink Floyd’s iconic track, ‘The Great Gig in the Sky’. Crafted as a homage to the genius of Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright, Brainstorms invites guests to explore the depths of the mind’s response to music within the expansive halls of Frameless. Traverse through four distinct galleries, each adorned with breath-taking visualizations inspired by celestial wonders, from ethereal cloudscapes to captivating starlit vistas. The Experiment At the heart of the experience lies a groundbreaking experiment: 125 individuals, immersed in the transcendent soundscape of ‘The Great Gig in the Sky’, had their brain activity meticulously recorded. Powered by Dolby Atmos technology, every nuance...

1981 Essex, Syd Barrett with sister Rosemary and mother Winifred

Syd Barrett: The Man Beyond the Myth, with his Sister Rosemary

The Fingal’s Cave Podcast recently granted us a rare and intimate glimpse into the life of the enigmatic Syd Barrett through a personal interview with his sister, Rosemary Breen. The hour-long session delved into a multitude of topics, unravelling some of the mystery that has long shrouded her brother. Its a great interview about Syd Barrett and his story and not to be missed. Syd Barrett the Artist Rosemary painted a picture of Syd not as the quintessential rock star many might assume, but as an artist at his core. “Music was a hobby, the art was him,” she explained, driving home the point that for Barrett, celebrity was an alien concept, something he neither sought after nor understood. Rosemary suggested, “He never wanted celebrity, he didn’t understand it”. Syd’s interactions with music and sound were personal explorations of art, not attempts to top the charts or bask in the...

Roger Waters London Palladium 2023 [Pic: Kate Izor ]

Roger Waters Performs at The London Palladium

London West End showman Roger Waters has performed his Dark Side of the Moon Redux at a popular theatre in Soho. The London Palladium saw 2,286 people watching a very intimate show in a relatively small venue, much smaller than the 20k people who saw him down the river at the London O2 Arena recently. The first “set” featured Roger talking a lot, including reading long passages from his forthcoming memoirs which is more about his past pets rather than tales of the rock ‘n’ roll variety. Brain Damage reported that Roger said it is called “I’ll See You On The Dark Side Of The Moon: Memoirs Of A Lanky Prick”. Some fans may have been quite disappointed about having to sit through an hour of Roger rambling on about his pet duck Donald for 20 minutes plus other tales. He does tend to go on a bit at his...

Rick Wright On An Island Tour 2006

Richard Wright’s 80th Birthday – Wet Dream Remix Released with Dolby Atmos Screening Last Night in London

Today, we celebrate what would have been the 80th birthday of a true musical legend, Richard Wright. As the visionary keyboardist of Pink Floyd, Wright’s beautiful soundscapes and exploratory harmonies played an integral part in creating the band’s distinct, immersive sound. From the dreamy chords in ‘Us and Them’ to the hypnotic textures of ‘Echoes’, Wright’s contributions were the heart of Pink Floyd’s psychedelic canvas, creating a sonic backdrop against which the band painted their legendary, era-defining music. He was not just a keyboard player; he was a sound explorer, a space weaver, and an ethereal architect of Pink Floyd’s iconic sound. Wright may have departed this world, but his legacy continues to live on, touching the hearts of millions, inspiring countless musicians, and reshaping the landscape of rock music as we know it. Today, we remember and honour him. Happy birthday, Richard Wright. Wet Dream Out Today To mark...

Roger Waters

Roger Waters to Perform Dark Side of the Moon Redux Live in London in 2023

Get Roger Waters Tickets for London Palladium Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has announced he will release a reimagined version of the band’s legendary 1973 album ‘The Dark Side of the Moon.’ The re-recorded album, titled ‘The Dark Side of the Moon Redux,’ is set to release on October 6th, 2023, with live performances at the London Palladium scheduled for October 8th and 9th. “We’re going to do it live at the London Palladium, in October…we look forward to that…hopefully performing it live on other occasions in the future,” said Waters, fueling anticipation for the event and giving fans worldwide hope for more performances. 2023-10-08 : Roger Waters at The London Palladium, London, England2023-10-09 : Roger Waters at The London Palladium, London, England A Tribute to the Original… The inspiration for the reimagined album came from Waters’ work on ‘The Lockdown Sessions’ EP, which led him to consider ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’...