Voida Voida THEATRE spectacle

found this lurking on my hardrive when i was making a clean sweep earlier today. All this was dreamt up by Zeke and I one evening in his old flat in Salford. Bare bones of a musical play with animation… VOIDA VOIDA THEATRE SPECTACULAR ACT 1 SCENE1 The cityscape is seen against white background, cutContinue reading “Voida Voida THEATRE spectacle”

LBO aktion

Some photos taken by Huw below from our recording session in October at our practise space in the Hotspur Press building. The fruits of this labour will appear on a CD/download album due for release early next year on Manchester’s very own Concrete Moniker label. You can hear a few excerpts on our special placeContinue reading “LBO aktion”

Violin Developments

Winter is taking its toll on the violin the communal gardens in Woodlawn Court that I put out to seed in the summer… its now down to just the front piece of the body after mysteriously disappearing for a few weeks. The piece is becoming slowly more sculptural and less resembling an instrument. Im fascinatedContinue reading “Violin Developments”

Zizek rocks

Started reading his book on ‘Violence’ at the start of the week and its a total recommend! He has a way of positing crazy challenging concepts and illuminating them with solid examples of cultural/social/political phemonena that makes his work infinitely readable and understandable. He also gives no quarter to anyone; liberals, communists, anarchists, capitalists, politicians,Continue reading “Zizek rocks”

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”

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”

Kalbakken Gamelan

A brief snatch of Nick and I improvising a piece of our Kalbakken set from the Ruby Lounge gig with a Hawk and a Hacksaw at the end of June. Citylife said this about the performance:  “Fellow Norwegian-Mancunian Kalbakken was more intense, reinterpreting traditional Norwegian folk songs with trancelike guitar playing and frantic sleigh bells, asContinue reading “Kalbakken Gamelan”