Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Imogen Heap Improvises Song For Charity

At a recent concert in London, Imogen Heap asked the audience to give her a key, tempo, & time signature for an improvised song. The result was titled "The Shepherdess" (cover art to the left) & is available for listening/to download HERE. Your purchase of "The Shepherdess" will benefit the Great Ormond Street Hospital...

Why? Because it's a local London charity & because when I was one, they diagnosed me with Osteomyelitis. A brilliant surgeon then operated swiftly & saved my little leg.

Imogen hopes to make this a regular thing, with the audiences at her shows giving her what to run with & the outcome becoming available to download in support of a local charity. "The Shepherdess" features Imogen's signature vocal & electronic adlibs, & I think it turned out incredibly well. What a great idea! Meanwhile, Immi's phenomenal new album Ellipse is out now.

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