These are two rough composite “sketches” I quickly put together. They illustrate the images in my mind when I am writing music for the “Airship” concept album. It’s a perfect summer’s day in the early 1900s. Somewhere, on a forgotten field in France, a crowd has gathered. They are there to watch the first flight of a new airship. There is excitement in the air as the behemoth gently rises. Children point and gaze, open-mouthed in wonder: Look, it’s flying! The pilot and crew are nervous, a tense expression on the faces of the pilot and engineers… Oh, man. I hope, eventually, to create detailed pencil drawings, watercolours or, perhaps, digital illustrations to accompany the music.
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