I feel like I moved to London, in part, because I there was a single day where I realised that most of my friends had moved South. But, as Ai Weiwei points out, in the larger cities things today, things are decided weeks in advance and it’s difficult to pin people down: I actually don’t see those friends that much more than I did when I was living in Scotland.

Brutally Early is a thing I really like doing, but I wonder how many musicians would be: a) game for it; b) capable…

Who wants to try? I propose the first meeting to be spent planning the arrangement of John Adams’ complete output so far, for electric guitar and tape, with this as our starting point: