Andy Summers releases new video for Chronosthesia

Andy Summers
(Image credit: Andy Summers)

Former PoliceSoft Machine and Kevin Ayers guitarist Andy Summers has released a brand new video for Chronosthesia, which you can watch below.

Chronosthesia is taken from Summers' latest solo album, Harmonics Of The Night, through Andy Summers Music/Cargo Records on October 15.

"Chronosthseia was recorded as part of a suite of pieces recorded for the
Harmonics Of The Night album. This music began for me in France when I visited the Palace Populaire in Montpellier, where I was to have a photo retrospective," Summers tells Prog. "It was a moment when i was able to survey the exhibition site and  compose music to go with the exhibition.

"I composed A Certain Strangeness which became the lead song and the start point for the rest of the album. Chronosthesia came next. I wanted to make a piece that moved forward, didn't repeat anywhere, the harmonies are made from consistently moving tonal centres. This becomes a challenge to solo over and I had to write out and  practice a number of exotic sales so that  could sing over all this complexity.

"The photography was all shot in downtown Los Angeles at around 8am in the morning. I enjoyed going down there and walking around at that  time of day. The light was beautiful - soft low winter sun. the streets  were completely deserted. It was like filming a ghost town. I like the feeling of the film and music as it is a reminder of the times we are passing though."

Summers, who releases a new book of short stories, Fretted And Moaning, will hold a new exhibition of his photography at the Leica Gallery in Mayfair from October 21.

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.