Friday, March 30, 2012
A couple of weeks back I went to WOMADelaide, a world music and dance festival that brings out my inner hippy every year. I made my rounds of the stages and was on my way to see a band I had heard on the radio, when suddenly, my ear was caught by a strange and amazing mix of sounds emanating from the distance. I couldn't help but divert my path and find the source of this beautiful sound and when I did, nothing could break my trance like state. A 16 piece Japanese band playing the most unique blend of instruments I have ever seen and producing sounds that felt like zero gravity. I created this illustration as a tribute to the Pascals music, not as an accurate portrait, which is why some of the band members are missing, but my aim was to capture the indescribable energy of the performance.