I'll be performing at the next Black Heather Club on Thursday 25 January, playing some Sun Ra tunes with some fantastic musicians including John Butcher, Elliot Galvin and Laura Jurd. Free entry and whisky tasting tickets available for £10 on the night.
I've contributed a new track to the forthcoming compilation on Linear Obsessional, A View from a Hill.
It'll be released as a free download on Christmas Eve at https://linearobsessional.bandcamp.com/
Exit Music is a new piece for ensemble, dancers, surround-sound drones, film and phones.
It will be performed on Friday 1 December at Blackheath Halls as the finale of Parallax 10: Sound and Movement.
It's free entry but tickted - get yours here.
This piece is phase one of a long-term project. Sign up for updates on this at contraventarian.org.
I'll be taking part in an open-air event on Sunday 21 May as part of day two of the Linear Obsessional Festival in Manor Park, Lewisham/ Hither Green, ca. 12.30 onwards
Details of the Festival Day One Day Two
If you'd like to take part in the drone, see here for details.
Two films below: the first is an excerpt from the performance I did at the Black Hather Club a couple of weeks ago, and the second I've created to accompany my piece tightrope walker which was premiered in November. Enjoy!
I've contributed a new track to the latest project form Cities and Memory, which is online now.
Sacred Spaces reimagines field recordings made in churches, temples, and other sacred spaces around the world.
My track, "Prayer and Void", is based on a recording made in Southwark Catherdral by Maria Papadomanolaki.
You can hear my version and the original below, and the whole poject is avaiable at the Cities and Memory site.
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.