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”

this coming Saturday!

Hang onto yr improv hats should be a  great evenings free playing…. Phil Marks is renowed for his unique approach to the drumkit playing regularily with Stephen Grew in the ‘Grew Trio’ who joins him tonight on synthesizer. Phil also recently performed with Evan Parker at the Cross Street Chapel where this saturdays gig alsoContinue reading “this coming Saturday!”

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”