Paul Brasington    business   creative   contact
I’m a self-taught jazz and folk violinist. I was inspired to pick up the fiddle in my teens by the late great Dave Swarbrick. I could already read music which made things a bit easier, but I learnt primarily by jamming along to albums before joining schoolfriends in various bands. I more or less stopped playing after university. My musical friends had scattered and I had other things to do. I started playing again properly in 2011, and because of my improvisational skills quickly found myself in demand. I originally thought no further than having some fun in pubs and bars. Things have got a little more serious than that. Read on for details of the various projects I’m involved in, as well as performance samples.
Writing is my first love. I started writing stories regularly before I left primary school. I studied other people’s poetry and prose at university, sharpening my self-critical acumen, coming to understand better what I might like to do with words. I’m interested in meaning, in the ways we can create meaning, and in understanding how the apprehension of meaning colours our experience. (Read on for more.)
For commercial work I’d always strongly recommend that you use a professional photographer, but I’m interested creatively in the visual and in this section have some things to show you. (Read on for more.)
Surviving with grace, my “culture blog” (link also below) features reflections on artistic practice, society and politics.
Paul Brasington    business   creative        contact
I’m a self-taught jazz and folk violinist. I was inspired to pick up the fiddle in my teens by the late great Dave Swarbrick. I could already read music which made things a bit easier, but I learnt primarily by jamming along to albums before joining schoolfriends in various bands. I more or less stopped playing after university. My musical friends had scattered and I had other things to do. I started playing again properly in 2011, and because of my improvisational skills quickly found myself in demand. I originally thought no further than having some fun in pubs and bars. Things have got a little more serious than that. Read on for details of the various projects I’m involved in, as well as performance samples.
Writing is my first love. I started writing stories regularly before I left primary school. I studied other people’s poetry and prose at university, sharpening my self-critical acumen, coming to understand better what I might like to do with words. I’m interested in meaning, in the ways we can create meaning, and in understanding how the apprehension of meaning colours our experience. (Read on for more.)
Surviving with grace, my “culture blog” (link also below) features reflections on artistic practice, society and politics.
For commercial work I’d always strongly recommend that you use a professional photographer, but I’m interested creatively in the visual and in this section have some things to show you. (Read on for more.)