Peter presented an award to Danny Thompson at the BBC Radio2 Folk Awards on Monday evening.
"The BBC Folk Awards annually makes special presentations for outstanding contributions to folk music and this year Danny Thompson provided a common link in both Lifetime Achievement Awards. The double bass ace received one of the awards from Genesis founder and world music promoter Peter Gabriel who, along with countless A-list musicians, has gladly entrusted his bottom end to Danny over his 50-year professional career."
You can hear highlights from the event on the Mike Harding show on Wed 7 Feb (1900-2100). This show will be available for 7 days after broadcast on the Radio Player.
Image below from the BBC gallery page.
Catch up with Peter in February's update which just scrapes in under the full moon - we've had a few technical hitches putting this one together. Watch the video for news of The World Economic Forum, new music, new ideas and artist as curator.
..."TALKING TO PETER GABRIEL, ONE IS struck by how he is as much into technology as music, and deeply involved in the political implications of both. You can see why Gabriel brought out the late Martyn Bennett's powerful roots-electronic album Grit on his label, Real World, and why he's excited that his connection with Bennett's "brave new music" has led to Real World's first Scottish showcase, at Celtic Connections next week...
...I've been lucky to meet Peter Gabriel several times over the years. Once, at an early WOMAD (World of Music and Dance) Festival in Cornwall, before his 1980s Amnesty Tour, we talked in his car about Chilean singer Víctor Jara and the exile of Inti Illimani. Another time, down at the Real World Studios for BBC Radio 4, he took me and the producer by surprise by rowing us up the millstream that runs under the studios, because, as he remembers now, "it was a glorious day!" The movement of the oars made recording the interview impossible, so we chatted until he stopped mid-river, then were slowly carried back downstream as the tape ran, before he insisted we stay for lunch..."
Today sees some major changes to realworldremixed.com and the launch of our second Remix Competition - remixing Joi's 'Without Zero' could see you spending the day in Real World Studios flagship space, the Big Room.
We hope you enjoy the new look, the forum searching, the new sample pack, the radio, player improvements and competition features. As ever let us know if you have any problems with the site.
Hello lunar viewers, welcome to the first of the 2007 Full Moon Club updates. Unfortunately normal service is yet to resume, so today's update is of the briefest nature. Peter conveys his best wishes for the year ahead.
Better late than never - this interview was posted on October 28th, but if you haven't seen it, it's still worth a read.
"...I'm always very slow and as with The Filter I'm very good at getting distracted. I am writing songs at the moment but it's about a third music making, about a third doing benefit things and a third some of these business things."
Dont miss the vintage Fairlight CMI keyboard aution in aid of Witness.
Bid for a chance to own a Fairlight, the worlds first digital sampler which featured radical advances for its time. The keyboard features the signatures of 44 celebrity musicians, composers and producers who have used a Fairlight CMI, including Peter Gabriel, Bono, Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Sir George Martin, Brian Wilson, Annie Lennox and more...
Ten more items will be auctioned off live at Witnes's live event on December 11th! at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. The event will be co-hosted by Peter Gabriel and Gael García Bernal and feature performances by Paul Simon, Angélique Kidjo, and Kate Pierson & Fred Schneider of the B-52s. Tickets are still available.
Peter Gabriel tour shirts in our shop are now reduced to the bargain price of £5 including delivery!
Peter's December update brings news of awards received and judgements to be made, music making progress; both alone and with Angélique Kidjo, a status report on "Father Christmas", thoughts on nuclear weaponry and news of Real World's invasion of Glasgow's Celtic Connections in January.
On November 17, the Seventh World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome will present musician Peter Gabriel with the prestigious Man of Peace award. The award, presented by former President of the USSR and Nobel Peace Prize winner Mikhail Gorbachev and Walter Veltroni, Mayor of Rome, is an acknowledgement of Gabriels extensive contribution and work on behalf of human rights and peace. The award will be presented at 9.00 a.m. in the Giulio Cesare Hall of the Campidoglio in Rome.
Peter has donated a signed Growing Up Live DVD for auction on 1st December, World Aids Day, with all the proceeds going to The Food Chain.
Peter's November Full Moon Club update is now available: he gives us news of awards for peace and musical achievement, plans for an alternative world leadership, a visit to Portcullis House to support the 'Phones 4 Africa' appeal (I can't seem to find a website for this, only the details on sticking your old phone in an envelope and sending it free of charge to 'Freepost Foneback Vodafone Africa' - UK only), song-writing developments and WOMAD's move to Charlton Park.
Peter's October update is now available. Peter gives us the low-down on realworldremixed.com's competition winners, whets our appetite for Little Axe and Sevara's forthcoming records, talks about Phase2 of 'The Digital Revolution', parties, awards and even sheds a little light on 'The Genesis Question'
The competition is over, the result is in...We gathered together with Peter in The Writing Room for a mammoth listening session, playing through many mixes including the final compiled top twelve remixes from your competition charts...and, we have a winner!
Check out the full results and Peter's video feedback on the Competion page.