Basement Jaxx star teams up with Edinburgh's Got Soul Choir for Wellbeing Festival - here's where to see them
BASEMENT JAXX’S Felix Buxton teams up with the Capital’s Got Soul Choir for a new solo project at this weekend’s Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival.
There's a saying, thanks to Shakespeare, that goes, 'If music be the food of love, play on...' It's something Buxton has put to test in his new collaboration with the choir and together with the 40-strong choir he will unveil that special project this weekend.
As one half of esteemed electronic music duo Basement Jaxx, Buxton has won a Grammy, headlined Glastonbury and toured the world, but on Saturday 1 February, he will present The Love Frequency at the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival.
For the event, which explores music’s impact on wellbeing and the healing properties of sound, Buxton has written bespoke music for, and collaborated with the community choir.
The music explores the idea of the Love Frequency, a certain frequency of sound that is said to promote feelings of calm, healing and love.
Buxton’s piece is split into three parts: Mind (Awake), Body (Raise the Vibration) and Spirit (The Love Frequency), with the choir singing a variety of sounds and words.
After the performance, which is being premiered at the Festival, Buxton and Maryam Ghaffari, founder of the Got Soul Choir, will take part in a discussion about how music has the power to enhance wellbeing and bring people together.
Buxton, who has a keen interest in sound healing, spirituality and artistic projects, explains, “I’ve been exploring the healing properties of sound for years. One of the best ways we can heal ourselves and make our bodies resonate with joy is to sing with others, so I was delighted to be asked to collaborate with the Got Soul Choir."
He continues, “The piece I have created is called Love Frequency, a result of exploring the frequencies thought to resonate with the vibration of love. This is an experiment and exploration which can only be experienced at the Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival. I hope it will have a beneficial effect on the audience, and show how music and sound can enhance wellbeing.”
The Love Frequency, Saturday 1 February, 4pm, Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival, Assembly Rooms, George Street, £13.25 (£27.50 day at The Edinburgh Wellbeing Festival includes Love Frequency), www.edinburghwellbeingfestival.com/the-love-frequency