Violin Sculpture in Autumn

The violin intervention project I started in the shared gardens out the back of the flat has been moving along since the summer. The violin is starting to look pretty gnarly, though its in a better state after 4 months out in the wilds of Manchester than i would have imagined, possibly better quality thanContinue reading “Violin Sculpture in Autumn”

Kalbakken split 7″ creeping on slowly…

We had to try and remember what the track we recorded with Jack in July was called earlier in the week. I had no idea, luckily Kirsty reckons it was called “Ulversdalen” or “Wolfvalley” so we went with that… it’s going to be a split with the majestic Spoono on the audioMER label from Belgium.Continue reading “Kalbakken split 7″ creeping on slowly…”

Ad Hoc performance

a couple of pictures below from the performance with Ad Hoc dance on Monday at the Lowry Studio for which I composed and performed the music for… note that as ever i cant keep still and am blurred…more pictures to follow, hopefully with some blurred dancers rather than stationary ones, as well as video. ImContinue reading “Ad Hoc performance”

Ad Hoc Dance Performance

This coming Monday… SPOKE NOVEMBER 9TH, 2009 SPOKE is a new contemporary dance work created by Ad Hoc Dance, directed by Ruth Tyson-Jones. It has taken creative writing, either found, gathered and/or authored as a starting point. The spoken word is skillfully interwoven into the choreography. A specially created score has been created and willContinue reading “Ad Hoc Dance Performance”

Recent reading…

Haruki Murakami A wild sheep chase London: Harvill Harry Partch Genesis of music New York: Da Capo Ian Stewart Natures numbers London: Orion Goscinny & Uderzo Asterix and the chieftans shield London: Hodder Lloyd Spencer & Andrzej Krauze Hegel for beginners Cambridge: Icon Guy Debord Society of the spectacle New York: Zone Books David MintonContinue reading “Recent reading…”

Spiral Compositions

Started work on a few drawings after having not really done any drawing work for quite a few months. This began just trying to start out with one of the simplest shapes and one of the first recorded marks by mankind: theres spirals all over prehistoric stuff. Also it tied in with some of the ideasContinue reading “Spiral Compositions”

Kalbakken in a field in Levenshulme

Summertime a few years ago I think, at the Klondyke in Levenshulme supporting Lianne Hall and Drei. Was such a charming June evening we decided to play out in what passes for a wild flower meadow in Lev. From what I recall there was only one incident with a passing car; there was also anContinue reading “Kalbakken in a field in Levenshulme”

More anarchosyndicalist bike aktion

Some snaps above of our ongoing bicycle based horrorshow live at Islington Mill in Salford last night. Show was notable for my nearly totalling all of the bike based instrument sculptures with my first physical gesture of the set. Disaster was narrowly avoided via some careful cable wiggling and shouts of “Youve ruined Christmas nowContinue reading “More anarchosyndicalist bike aktion”

Manchester Ship Canal

Picture taken heading from Trafford Bridge towards the Lowry along the promenade on my way to rehearsal last night with Ad Hoc dance. There’s a lot of incredible open views in that part of town; the expanse of water pushes the horizon way further out. Im not surewhat it’s like in the day time butContinue reading “Manchester Ship Canal”