The Surround is a DIY platform run by artists and musicians Rose Dagul and Penny Klein. Started in December 2015, each monthly event invites those working within the wide parameters of music and live performance to try out and share ideas. It is a place where emerging or established artists can showcase new or experimental work in a warm and welcoming environment.
In November we sent an email out to everyone who had played at The Surround over 2016, asking them to make a track following a set of rules -
- Theme is: Christmas. Interpret this as you please.
- Please make something new.
- The track can be no longer than 6 mins, and anything under.
- Keeping it in the spirt of The Surround, see this as an opportunity to make something new and don't feel the need to be too precious about it. If it helps, give yourself just one day to write and record the track. This doesn't have to be a musical track - it can be spoken word, a story, a poem, a play, a lecture - whatever you like.
This album is the result of aforementioned email, and everything was made specifically for it.
THANK YOU to everyone who was involved in The Surround in 2016.