Marginalia 6 is out now. This is a sequence of four guitar solos exploring doom, drone and dark ambient textures.
My new ensemble work The Congregation Between the Induction of my Divine Impulse is Exalted will be premiered on Wednesday 23 October at Blackheath Halls by Trinity Laban Contemporary Music Group, conducted by Gregory Rose. This will be an extravaganza of performance, installation, live musicians, movement and electronics. It's based upon Soosan Lolavar's recent cello Concerto Tradition-Hybrid-Survival and takes her themes of cultural dislocation and evolution several steps further. (The extravagant tile is what happened when we put Soosan's title through Google Translate in a complicated chain of English/ Farsi/ Arabic translations and mistranslations.)
Parts and Poems of the Body will be performed by Catherine Underhill and Hannah Shilvock at Southwark Cathedral on Tuesday 29 October, 3.15pm. This piece is an ongoing, open-ended score and there will be a new section included in this performance.
My new album An Equal and Opposite Reaction is released today on Linear Obsessional. It's available as a download for £3, or if you appreciate physical objects, as a limited release cassette for £6.50. It's a heady stew of cello, guitar, drones, weird tunings, field recordings and random noises, conceived and recorded between September 2017 and July 2018.
For me, this album is not just the product of nearly a year's work but also a kind iof summation of all the upheavels that have gone on ion my life and my music (as well as the ider world) over the past 5 years or so. I'm very proud of it and I'm extremely honoured to have it released on the excellent Linear Obsessional label, whose wildly eclectic catalogue is a constant joy to explore. Labels like them do great work making all kinds of under-the-radar music available for very little reward. I hope you'll help support independent music making by buying it, and I hope you enjoy listening to it.
"An Equal and Opposite Reaction" will be here soon, on cassette and download. In the meantime I have started a series of releases of Marginalia.These are a combination of new and old tracks, mostly drone-oriented. I'm going to begin a composition PhD at Trinity Laban in January, and this series relates to that - an opportunity to go over some things I've done in the past few years in prepartion for the new journey I'm about to undertake.
Vols 1-3 are out now, and more will follow shortly.
Buds, The Optimist, Automatic Writing and Water Music are now available to download/ stream in newly-remastered versions via iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and all the other major online sources. This Machine Is Ineffective Against Fascists will follow soon.
I shall be performing as part of the Hither Green Drone Orchestra on Sunday 20 May, 12pm in Manor Park. Nearest stations: Hither Green and Lewisham.
The second manifestation of the CONTRAVENTARIAN project, "The Convalescent" will take place at the opening of PERCEPTION, a weekend of cross-arts experimentation presented by 2021 concerts at APT Gallery in Deptford.
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.