It's all about a certain kind of energy, which expresses itself through the work, which then forms of its own accord. Though of course there's the first steps to consider as in, the blank canvas. Blank being the operative word, as one's vision is yet to be realized, and in what form. The first colour base is applied and it's begun, the journey to, one hopes, the resolve.
The images are often random (as for example in graffiti which possesses a certain symmetry) but are suggested by what they can add at any one time, obsessed as I am with the vagaries of destroying celebrity imagery and how it fits into the scheme of things (celebrity taking many forms) allied to the visionary aspects of landscape.
And then there's the music, to which I often work. As much as Miles, Coltrane, Chick C, Brian Wilson, Stone Roses, Metheny, Weather Report, Pistols or The Mahavishnu Orch dictate a direction so Howells, Tallis, Palestrina, Vaughn Williams, Barber or Tavener might dictate another. The radio's a different matter. As is silence.
BB Davis - September 2011
One of the UK’s leading soundtrack composers and multi- instrumentalists (Commercials work includes, amongst many others, Perrier [Alphabet campaign with Terence Donovan - Gold Lion Cannes] Halifax and Faberge, along with numerous TV idents and arrangements including Channel Four, Anglia, Meridian and Carlton and scoring for TV series and documentaries which again amongst others have also included the ‘The Third World War’ (C4) ‘The Lodge’ ‘Wavelength’ ‘Privates’ (ITV) and the BAFTA, RTS, award winning ‘Press Gang’ (ITV/Central TV) he founded The Red Orchidstra whose version of the Roy Budd theme from the seminal '71 Brit gangster movie '‘Get Carter’’ is regarded as a groove classic and was the most requested record –ever – on jazzfm.
His solo work includes amongst a body of work ‘Symphony Of The Spirits’ and ‘Etudes Paolina’ and his beatvoxflute tour-de-force ‘Big Budd’ah’. His most recent outfit ‘Mysteries Of The Revolution’ (drawn from elements of The Red Orchidstra) released its eponymous debut album on HITW’s label ‘Blue Serene Focus’. He has also contributed to LWT’s ‘South Bank Show’ on ‘Miles Davis’ and ‘Weather Report’ and wrote and produced ‘The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong’ featuring Kingsley Amis and as director/playwright his first stage play “Through The Grapevine” (the life of Marvin Gaye) received its world premiere at The Shaw Theatre. As filmmakers Hole In The Wall Productions have featured regularly at international festivals including Cannes where in 2010 HITW’s short ‘Poolside’ was selected for the CFBC’s ‘La Nouvelle Haine’ category from which he is currently developing a feature, writing the screenplay and working on a new stage play.
His passion for forging his own identity as a painter and visual artist in all its forms has since art school (MA Fine Art) remained throughout his career having exhibited in a variety of shows from the RA Summer Exhibition to individual exhibitions as well as selling to private collections.