Levenshulme Bicycle Orchestra Tour!

21st January @ Bardens Boudoir, London 23rd January @ Tudor House, Wigan 3rd February @ Cardigan Arms, Leeds 11th February @ Tin Angel, Coventry 25th February @ Greenroom, Manchester 24th April @ The Wheatsheaf, Oxford We’re going to be out and about the UK over the next few months in support of our soon toContinue reading “Levenshulme Bicycle Orchestra Tour!”

Just Intoned Scales for guitar

Last summer I spent a bit of time reading up on Just Intonation and microtones after having  developed an interest  in the smaller fragments of tones via an accidental discovery of the work of Harry Partch and through our work in Kalbakken, were it became apparent when looking at old Norwegianfolk tunes and transcritptions that alotContinue reading “Just Intoned Scales for guitar”

‘Spoke’ Scores for Ad Hoc

 Above you can see the hermetic  graphic score I drew for the Ad Hoc dance performance I wrote music for earlier in the Autumn. The score was performed by me with the Ad Hoc dancers at the Lowry Studio Theatre in Salford on the 11th of November. Some of the music I wrote for this performance hasContinue reading “‘Spoke’ Scores for Ad Hoc”

Notes on Culture, Hegemony and Music (part one)

Notes on Culture, Hegemony and Music. With my recent studying in adult education Im seeing more and more the importance of culture being something we create with each other rather than something that’s beamed down on us to be consumed and eaten up. Being active in the creation of our own cultural (1.) activity solidifiesContinue reading “Notes on Culture, Hegemony and Music (part one)”

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!”

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”

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”

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”