Jim Reilly Words & Music
WORDS & MUSIC
Do yourself a favour, head over to Bandcamp, search Through The Wire and check out Jeremy Nesse and Deane Arnold’s reimagining of Peter Gabriel’s catalog.
Here’s part of the official write up:
“Through the Wire is an international reimagining of the music of Peter Gabriel, featuring over 150 musical contributors including current and previous members of Gabriel’s band. Prompted in part by the remote spirit of the global pandemic, the musicians have managed to collaborate from as far away as New Zealand, Europe, and Asia.”
What the write up doesn’t say is that Jeremy and Deane managed to capture the need for connection, collaboration, and creative during that incredibly trying time and reinforced how art has the power to bring people together and transcend.
The creative journey has led Jeremy down some pretty unique paths. Whether it’s the instruments he plays, the musicians he plays with or the music he’s drawn to, the focus continually lies on exploration and new directions. There is a touch of the mainstream, which is important, but there’s always a slightly different angle or colour which makes the listener stop and take notice.
And Through the Wire is just the tip of the iceberg. Thanks for joining us as we talk about the that and the other things keeping him busy these days, like the performance ensemble Tilted Axes, and we dig into creativity, Chapman Stick, the future of Bandcamp, and even throw a little Taylor Swift for good measure.
And yes, Deane Arnold really is a world-renowned pumpkin carver.
Jeremy and Deane Arnold sporting Through the Wire t-shirts.
On the move in Tilted Axes with The Stick
Tony and Jeremy at ToAPP camp.