This is Video of the Week from Wales Arts Review. We’ll be showcasing some of the best art in Wales with a new video shared every week. From music to drama and everything in between, videos will not be limited by medium. Today’s video is ‘All Of A Sudden ’ a music video from Group Listening.
Today, we take a look back at ‘All Of A Sudden’ the music video from Group Listening released at the start of this year. The video first came out just after the announcement of their new album – Clarinet & Piano: Selected Works, Vol. 2 – which Group Listening spoke to Wales Arts Review about, as a part of ‘The Making of…’ series. Commenting on the album, Paul Jones said:
“As they are all arrangements of pre-existing pieces the creativity takes on a different shape quite early on. You sort of work out how best to go about recasting a certain song; some seem to need to be reproduced quite faithfully (at least initially) and then come together quite quickly, others work better when you improvise ideas together – ‘R&D jamming’ – changing and adding parts, and with those you can be quite loose with the interpretation. Then there are others then seem to work better with more of a surgical, dogged and meticulous approach all the way through. I suppose it depends on the character of the original and what we are trying to do with our version to get it to sing, to get it to pop.”
Group Listening will be performing at Camp Good Life festival this Sunday, 18th September. You can watch the music video for “All Of A Sudden” from Group Listening below.