BE KIND , BE HONEST

March 2019

Solenoids mounted to my fathers dismembered Drum Kit spread across the Sofa where he lay for the last 3 months of his life.

My father was a drummer and was my initial inspiration for becoming a musician. After spending months aiding his passing this piece is a reflection on the point at which he was almost immobile, his physical body had began to shut down and he was unable to communicate other than movement of one arm and one foot.

We spent a day listening his favourite music(and my earliest musical influences) together, he was able to express perfect time, feel and memory of all arrangements even at this point where he was unable to communicate in any other manner.

The title is taken from the last piece of advice he gave me continuing in life.