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I've made a new album. It's a one-take, no overdubs guitar recording. The title's a riff on Woody Guthrie's famous slogan,"This machine kills fascists" which was written on his guitar. We seem to be living in a very dangerous and frightening time and music seems an inadequate response, but we have to work with whatever tools we have.
Stream or download here.
tightrope walker is a new work for voice and ensemble. I'm very excited that it will receive its premiere at Parallax08 on 2 December at Blackheath Halls.
I'll be appearing on Tuesday 27 September at the Horse Improv Club.
I'll be playing in a trio with two fine musicians: Tansy Spinks and Rahel Kraft.
It's all happening at I'Klectik Art Lab near Waterloo: Old Paradise Yard 20 Carlisle Lane, SE1 7LG
Doors at 8pm.
Come on down, and also check out the Horse's lineuop for the rest of the autumn, therey've got a lot of fantastic people playing.
I've contributed a new track to the latest Cities and Memory project, The Next Station.
Ozymandias is based on a field recording taken on the Emirates Air Line in North Greenwich.
I'll be playing this Sunday, 12 June at the Black Heather Club as part of a performance of Quasi-Mode III by Paul Rutherford. Loads of fantastic musicians playing (and me), all hosted by Max Reinhardt of R3's Late Junction.
Sunday 12 June, 7.30pm
(pre-show event at 6pm)
Blackheath Halls, SE3 9RQ
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Automatic Writing was written and recorded during February 2016 for the RPM Challenge.
It's a 10-track album combining elements of chance, improvisation, collage and doom metal.
The rules I imposed on myself for the project were:
I broke all of these rules at least once.
For the first of what I hope will be several interesting projects this year, I've contributed a new track to Dada Sounds, an online project celebrating 100 years of Dada. The site goes live on Friday 5 February, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Cabaret Voltaire.
Parrots of Abbey Wood is based on a field recording I made in October 2015 of the sounds of the colony of parakeets that resides in Lesnes Abbey Woods in southeast London. Collage, processing and chance operations were all used to create the track. Everything you hear in it comes from the original recording.
Dada is one of those artistic movements that began as something shocking and outré, and has now become so enmeshed in our culture that we hardly notice it anymore. I'm very pleased to be a part of a project celebrating a movement that's had a profound effect on my on work, in ways that I'm both conscious of and also (re)discovering every day.
More music that happened by accident in between larger projects. Download the score here.
I had the sound of a melodica in my mind, but there's no reason it can't be played on any other instrument you have to hand.