Booker White

Been following up a long standing interest in why acoustic guitars are so quiet when compared to other instruments of a similar body sized (the cello being the obvious example). This orginally came about at kalbakken practise when we noticed just how much louder Kirsty’s violin could be at full pelt compared to my guitar,Continue reading “Booker White”

Live Levenshulme Bicycle Orchestra Action!

The group operates in an as yet undefined area between intuaitive ritualised musical theatrical performance and shared collective improvising around musical and lyrical themes developed by all members of the group. There are various aims and objectives. To function as an accepted method of therapy for members to express and explore ideas and behaviours inContinue reading “Live Levenshulme Bicycle Orchestra Action!”

Kalbakken Tour Diary

3 & 4 & 5/8/09 Skipton We’re holed up at Nick’s folks house on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors running through old material and working on a new arrangement from scratch to be recorded next weekend with Jack in London. Radiant sunshine keeps giving us the impression that the label may have accidentallyContinue reading “Kalbakken Tour Diary”

Sketches on Sound, Listening & Learning

Sound, Listening and Learning Or Sound, Listening and Pedagogy Or Frequency, Listening and Education Or Vibration, Listening and Pedagogy ========================================================== ========================================================== Sound is defined as any frequency or vibration, audible or non-audible to the human ear. Vibration permits the motion of air towards the ear where it is ultimately heard leading to the possibility ofContinue reading “Sketches on Sound, Listening & Learning”

Levenshulme Bike Orchestra comes back to life…

A few pics from practise the other night plus see below for added theortical rigour… http://www.levenshulmebicycleorchestra.com The group operates in an as yet undefined area between intuitaive ritualised musical theatrical performance and shared collective improvising around musical and lyrical themes developed by all members of the group. There are various aims and objectives. To functionContinue reading “Levenshulme Bike Orchestra comes back to life…”

Noise Upstairs Podcast

The good folk at the Noise Upstairs improv night asked us toproduce a kindof last shout posthumous Northern Wire podcast for them to be played out at one of there forthcoming monthly sessions, below is whats on it… Sweetleaf Black Sabbath Barabadabada Ivor Cutler Lovely Sky Boat Alice Coltrane Black Jerusalem Teeth Mountain I choseContinue reading “Noise Upstairs Podcast”