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”

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!”