• The score itself has been digitally printed on Mohawk paper; the cover is printed letterpress at Nick's private press in North Yorkshire (Effra Press & Typefoundry). It's set in 16pt Village type, printed in two colours on 70 year old Barcham Green 210gsm mouldmade paper, and bound by hand.

    The score measures 210 x 297mm; each copy is signed and numbered by Nick, the composer & printer, in a limited edition of only 72 copies.

    All proceeds will be donated to Medecins sans Frontieres, and the price of the score has been suggested as a reasonable contribution to their outstanding work. If you can afford to give more, please do.

    Copies are currently being bound, and should be ready to be shipped in the week of 17th August 2020.

    Buying the score will also allow you to download the Plague Song recordings.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Plague song (for Médecins Sans Frontières) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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A lot of my solo music involves processing an electric guitar through a large number of effects pedals, or adding a lot of processing after recording the instrument.

For this recording, I wanted to make something more sparse and bare, where you'd be able to hear the guitar rather than the effects, and where I wouldn't have anywhere to hide. I recorded several 20 minutes improvisations, using the same rhythmic picking pattern as a starting point, and chose the take I liked the most.

Recording was an exercise in stamina and concentration, as well as improvisation; the recording's fairly raw, with only a little reverb added after the fact. The guitar is a Fender Jaguar in standard tuning, and was recorded live, late at night in June 2020.


from Plague song (for Médecins Sans Frontières), released August 14, 2020
Performed & recorded by Nick Gill.

Nick is a musician, playwright, typefounder & letterpress printer.

His plays have been performed at The Royal Court, The Young Vic, Southwark Playhouse, Oxford Playhouse, and various international venues.

He makes books, prints and type at Effra Press & Typefoundry, one of the very few places in the world still casting metal type for letterpress printers.

He composes for, and plays in, The Monroe Transfer: his 8 piece instrumental group. Their new album /gIlt/ will be released later in 2020.



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