Dits & Dahs

Making the World a Safer Place for New Music

My Little Camera

First in a series called, “My Little Camera,” documenting my life as a music publisher [Ed: I have since deleted the web link, so if you wish to see it, please let me know.]

In 2002, I purchased a Panasonic SV AV10 on a lark, knowing full well this is a toy, not meant to render hi-res footage, but would, nonetheless, provide me with an opportunity to film anytime, anywhere. Despite its compact size, it’s not entirely unobtrusive. Most subjects, however, were comfortable when I shot impromptu video. Especially David Fanshawe.

This short film is a compilation of several visits with Jane & David Fanshawe, one of the composers I had the privilege of representing whilst employed at European American Music Distributors LLC (1999-2005). David was a natural for this sort of impromptu filming, as you will see.

David & Jane always made me feel welcome in their home – and we always returned the favor. I treasure our memories together. Jane introduced me to the joys of Marmite, Lady Grey tea, and Jaffa Cakes. I shared David’s enthusiasm for a pint, as well as his curiosity for all things in life.

The last visit was at our place just weeks before David’s death in 2010.

2 Comments

  1. How wonderful to have worked with and know David Fanshawe. I really admired his contribution to collecting so much indigenous music … and, of course, his music played a very important part in two of my favourite films, ‘Tarka the Otter’ and ‘The Making Of An American Quilt’. Sue, you have been blessed. x

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