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Festival end. A new breath

It happens every year. The circus leaves town. Autumn hits Edinburgh overnight. The leaves are brown and red and gold, and the streets are empty once more. The…

Total Theatre

I am very happy to be working with Total Theatre magazine this summer, filing reviews from the Edinburgh International Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe. Total Theatre Magazine and…

Sound And Territory: The Effect of a Hundred Year Divorce

The actual title suggested to the publication was Sound, Territory and Reconciliation: the Consequence of A Hundred Year Divorce. However, Dźwięk i terytorium. O skutkach stuletniego rozwodu sits…

The New Media Fills Me With Fear – 2012

This began as a commission to write something about digital music distribution and the impact on the artist. All reference to music was ultimately edited out by me…

A Sense Of Timing

Paul Auster wrote an interesting piece towards the close of his Red Notebook entitled Why Write? A short series of seemingly unconnected vignettes unfold, concluding with his meeting…

Holistic Synesthesia

The console in the studio is a loosely assembled still life composition comprising paints, palettes, Nurofen packets, spectacles cases, lithium batteries, lino cutting tools, paint streaked towels, ink…

Anxiety

Originally published in Sound On Sound (print and web), July 2014 (http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul14/articles/sounding-off-0714.htm) I own a piano featuring the words “Berlin 1945” on the lid. I love that I…

Setting Sounds – Wayward Music and Imagined Space in the Age of Recording

Before recording, music was ordered sound in space and place. There was no isolation. It was there alive before you in a certain place, at a certain time,…

Fear Drop 2011

In 2011, I was interviewed, by email in English, by Denis Boyer, editor of the excellent French magazine, Fear Drop. The text appeared translated into French. This is…

Written Word Spoken

In order to secure event funding for a show in a Gdansk Art Centre in 2008, I was asked to give a presentation ahead of the performance outlining…