In Conversation with Musician Ray ‘Mr Goldfinger’ Angry

Raymond Angry, David Emmanuel Noel & Occhi MagazineRay Angry is a classically trained pianist, producer, musical director and one of the most sought after artists today. Aside from his documented talents, he’s a very unassuming, respectful and admirable individual, which I’m sure is an attraction for the plethora of acts who have worked with him. Ray’s first-class resume features collaborations with Jeff Beck, Wynton Marsalis, Mark Ronson, Q-Tip, Yolanda Adams, Daniel Winans, Joss Stone, Sting, Me’Shell Ndegéocello, Esperanza Spalding, Dionne Warwick, Dianne Reeves, Queen Latifah, D’Angelo, Lauryn Hill, Kelis, Christina Aguilera and ongoing associates The Roots. Currently, in London, we managed to catch up to discuss his current residency, initiatives and future projects. The full interview is available via Occhi Magazine

For further information on Ray Angry please visit his official website, TwitterFacebook and Instagram accounts

Ray appears with Daniel Merriweather at LAYLOW, Golborne Road, London, UK this evening from 8pm

Raymond Angry Photo by Jill Greenberg

In Conversation With Musician Richie Goods

Richie Goods, David Emmanuel Noel, Occhi Magazine
Photo by: Kasia Idzkowska

Richie Goods is someone who comes to mind when I think of an artist who excels in the techniques of musicianship. Possessing an extremely professional and buoyant approach to his art, Richie Goods is a celebrated bassist, bandleader, and producer, who has worked with a plethora of universally recognized acts including Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera, and Alicia Keys.

His new album entitled  ‘My Left Hand Man’ celebrates the legacy and compositional talents of his late mentor, Mulgrew Miller.  It is an intoxicating collection of tracks that respectfully pay homage to Miller. Confidently fusing elements of jazz, blues, and funk, the album successfully delivers a broad-stroke of psychedelic sounds, solos, and memorable renditions delivered meticulously by a cohort of some of the finest musicians on the circuit. Featured artists include pianists Shedrick Mitchell and Mike King, guitarists Tariqh Akoni and David Rosenthal, Lil John Roberts on drums, vocalist Jean Baylor, vibraphonist Chien Chien Lu, and percussionist Danny Sadownick. The composition and musical arrangements are what we expect from an artist of Good’s standing, leaving it easy for me to recommend this to your record list. It was great catching up with Richie to discuss the album and his career in general. The full interview is available on the Occhi Magazine website.

Article 25’s 10 x 10 Art Auction 2019

I’m looking forward to Article 25’s 10 x 10 Art Auction 2019 at the Royal Institute of British Architects. The event supports ongoing work with vulnerable communities around the world. Article 25 is an architecture charity based in London that has worked on more than 90 projects in 34 countries, making it arguably one of the most influential architectural NGOs in the world. It uses design to improve health, livelihood, and resilience to disasters and is driven by Article 25 of the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that everyone has the right to adequate and dignified shelter. The charity’s vision is a world where all communities have access to better housing, safe school buildings and effective clinics and hospitals, and they provide the skills and expertise needed to make this a reality.

The ’10×10 London’ event is the charity’s flagship fundraising event.  It is a unique concept, bringing together 100 prominent artists, designers, and architects to create 100 pieces of art, offering 100 unique reflections on the constantly changing landscape of the city. The initiative covers a grid of 100 squares across London’s Isle of Dogs, parts of Greenwich and Poplar, so as not to miss out on the architectural riches on display in these neighboring parts of the city. The Isle of Dogs has a long history of change. It was a major shipping market hub for London acting as a gateway for international shipping both imports and exports for the capital. Today Canary Wharf sits proudly at the center of the same Isle of Dogs location, exporting global financial services, real estate development and associated corporate consulting services. The theme encourages artists and architects to illustrate the rich tapestry of historic landmarks, diverse communities and cultures, and champions of commerce past and present.

The event takes place at the Royal Institute of British Architects, Portland Place 66 Portland Place London, England, W1B INR on Monday, November 18, 2019, from 19:00

For ticket sales, further information on Article 25 or artwork to be auctioned please visit the Article 25 website.

Having fun with Occhi Magazine

Hi all! Trusting all is well with you and yours! The last few months have been eventful, working on new pieces, participating in the BEAT and exploring opportunities with a new US-based project. Moreover, I’m becoming more involved in Occhi Magazine’s management. We’ve covered a number of independent film releases, NY’s Comic-Con, and featured some truly gifted actors, singers and visual artists including Grammy Award-winning artist/producer Anu Sun, singer-songwriters Danielle Todd and Renee Wynter, and actress Kathy Kolla. If you are an artist or know of someone who should feature please let me know. It’s great sharing and supporting fresh talent!

For those unfamiliar with the magazine, we cover arts and entertainment, as well as fashion and beauty. It is a digital platform based in New York, with reporters in Arizona, California, Canada, Illinois, Ohio, and New York. I invite you to visit us at www.occhimagazine.com 

Now the summer is coming to the end, I will no doubt spend more time painting in a warm studio. Of course, I’ll be happy to share the results with you! Have a great day all!

 

OPEN Ealing Arts in Ealing Broadway, London

OPEN Ealing, David Emmanuel Noel, David Emmanuel Noel Art, Artist David Emmanuel NoelTrusting all is well with you and yours! As a Director and Trustee of OPEN Ealing, I’m happy to share news of the organisation’s new pop up shop in the heart of Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre.

OPEN Ealing was founded in July 2010 by a group of local artists and residents of the London borough of Ealing, with the support of local organisations such as Pathways, A2Dominion and community groups West Ealing Neighbours and Ealing Arts + Leisure. The aim is to provide cultural space and exciting arts programmes to the community by bringing artists, performers, art groups and residents together, promoting creativity, providing education and creating new opportunities. In recent years, OPEN Ealing has been looking for a new permanent physical space to call home. However, during the months of September and August, OPEN Ealing will host artwork and workshops by local artist at its  pop up shop on Oak Road at the Entrance of the Shopping Centre. If you live in the Ealing area please drop by. For further information on OPEN Ealing and its future programmes please visit https://www.openealing.com

Wishing you a great weekend!

The London Borough of Ealing Art Trail (BEAT)

David Emmanuel Noel, David Emmanuel Noel Art, Artist David Emmanuel NoelSaying hi, hoping you’re all well and enjoying what life should offer. Firstly, I apologise for an absence in communication. Summer so far has been packed with life’s usual ups and downs as well as artistic activities to organise on both sides of the pond! I’ve also been in the studio, working on new pieces.  This includes the one above, entitled ‘ Blowing a Kiss.’

One project I’m happy to announce I’ll participate in is the west London Borough of Ealing Art Trail (BEAT) on the 6-8th and 13-15th September. I will be exhibiting a few abstract works as part of the Phoenix Arts Group’s contribution to this years event. I’m returning to west London and exhibiting work for the first time in over 5 years!

BEAT offers a window into the world of local artists! In September 2015 a number of like-minded artists from several local Ealing-based art groups met to form the origins of BEAT. The plan was to create a local platform for local artists to showcase their work to the public through the medium of an annual Art Trail.

Local artists open their homes and  studios to exhibit and sell their work. BEAT happens over the course of two weekends every year, during which a map is provided for the general public to find where they can visit around the Borough to see the exhibitions.

More info to come from me but, in the meantime, please visit the BEAT website. Enjoy the rest of your day and I wish you all a safe, happy and creative week ahead!

Mental Health Awareness Week- Art, Climate Change and Well Being

Climates of Motion, David Emmanuel Noel
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Hoping you’re all well and enjoying life. It’s been a busy few weeks, head down working on a few projects and paintings. I’ve included two recent works which form part of my Fusion Series. The works will to be exhibited shortly.

The Fusion Series is an experimentation of colour, using a variety of acrylic paints and ink, encouraging you to  think about the relationships between tones and textures in paintings, how they provoke emotions and support mental well being.

A variety of health professionals accept that our healthcare environment has a significant impact on a patient’s perception of their medical care and, in some cases, their actual recovery. Health professionals continue to explore the psychology of colour and how chosen hues on walls, floors and furniture can have a positive, or indeed negative, effect on a person’s health and wellbeing.

Continuing the original theme, the attached works have been influenced by a growing body of evidence that climate change induced mental health issues are increasing. It is particularly worrying to know this is a growing issue with teenagers.

I will endeavour to share evidence and updates in future posts.

Stay well!

Climates of Motion, David Emmanuel Noel
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