Artist: Tim Arnold, featuring Jonathan Hill
Album: Sounds to Pictures, Volume One: Conversations
Official Release: 14th February 2017 Label: TA Music
Tim Arnold’s roles as singer, songwriter, showman, composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and producer recently led godfather of punk Iggy Pop to compare Arnold to the late David Bowie (NME).
And if his unpredictable career hasn’t made it into your playlist yet, there are 14 albums to catch up with, including last years London-centric concept album ‘The Soho Hobo’ (Robert Elms’ BBC Radio London Album Of The Year).
Arnold’s latest project ‘Sounds To Pictures sees him away from the stage and out of the spotlight. The main attraction is the collection of priceless and historic instruments used in the recording, played by international virtuoso violinist Jonathan Hill, who has previously recorded violin for Sir Paul McCartney, Katie Melua and Pavarotti.
‘Sounds To Pictures Volume One’ is the first in a new series of albums recorded by Arnold and Hill. 10 original compositions by Arnold see the singer’s voice replaced by Hill’s solo violin. And the violins on this album are a special feature of their own, including a Carlo Bergonzi (1740), a Guarneri Del Gesu (1734) and a priceless Stradivarius made in 1697.
The music from the album also features in a series of free online immersive events using AIS (Auditory Imagination Supplement) starting in January 2017.
Sounds To Pictures Mini Documentary: https://youtu.be/Ym4PbNuFuKU