My most recent article [Now I’m Digital, Where Is My Ritual: Exploring Postdigital Performance Objects as totems for Ritual and Agency], has been published in Volume 30 of Leonardo Music Journal. (December 2020). My project, the Noise Loop Boot-Strap, features on the front cover. The article can also be downloaded here: lmj_a_01094
I’ve started to hang a microphone out of my window to record this new environment. Make a document for future reference.
This is interesting because live in a tower block on Leicester inner ring road on the main pedestrian thoroughfare between the Railway Station and the city centre; and I’m on the Leicester University pub crawl route.
There is usually a lot of noise here with sirens, lorries, busses, car horns, boy racers, shouting, arguing, football chants and such like.
Projects are running at minimum due to a severe injury late last year. OOLM gigs are on hold; solo gigs are on hold, lecturing is on hold; I have managed to work minimally with the Dirty Electronics Ensemble and have co-authored a new work with them called Oswald Cut Tube, which will be elaborated upon in the near future. I am finishing work on a new article that is going through peer review at the moment and will hopefully be published this year. I am also collating previously recorded material for a second CD album release later this year. Watch this space, Covid-19 allowing.
I’m very pleased to announce that my first solo album is available from the OBS record label. It’s a collection of works that span the last ten years and contains a selection of live and studio recordings. Some are commissions, some are collaborations and some are solo explorations.
The album is available here on Bandcamp. Please enjoy and, of course, have a look around the other OBS releases.
Waaaaaay back on the 27th September Jeremy Wiltshire and I went over to Scaledown and had an absolute whale of a time as the Order of Limerent Monks. Thanks to Shaun for the excellent intro/outro and funky camera work. Here’s the recording of the full, unadulterated, unedited 15 minutes of monkish theatrics (note: It’s not obvious but there is an intentionally feeding back guitar on the floor in front of us). Thanks Shaun Hendry, Mark, Jude et al, for having us. Twas an absolute pleasure.
The Order Of Limerent Monks (aka me and Jeremy Wiltshire) will be playing in that there London Town on 27th September 2019, come and see us and all the other fabulous acts, but definitely see us at SCALEDOWN at the King and Queen, Fitzrovia, London. It will be our first ever performance. Here is a link to the Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/2370644183210817/
OOLM, or The Order Of Limerent Monks, a new project by myself and Jeremy Wiltshire have released photo’s in the third person.
“A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever
meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live
with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into
your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then
….And you will know us by the Trail of our Limerence…..
Our heroines are Dorothy Tennov, Susan Forward, Lindsay C Gibson, Susan Anderson.
Last Friday, 26th July 2019, I had the great pleasure of being part of Sam Topleys Knitting Ensemble at Leicesters LCB Depot, where we knitted whilst simultaneously making elecronic noise with embedded oscillators. It was enourmous fun.