Monday 24th March
March 24th, 2014
One of the highlights of the ‘Beyond Pythagoras Symposium’ at University of Huddersfield at the weekend was hearing Rhodri Davies play Occam 1 for solo harp by Eliane Radigue. The premiére had been in the Spitalfields church on a hot noisy London night in 2011. Now in an almost silent acoustically treated space, three years later, it flows with ease, Rhodri’s double bowing technique sublime. On Sat, I premiered a live version of “You might come out of the water every time singing.” What a beast a 6m sq cube of Mackies and Meyers is to play, not to mention six hammerheads. Many thanks to Ryoko Akama, Monty Adkins, Rose, Luke and Alex Harker for all their work and hot water.
Wednesday 19th March
March 19th, 2014
Sharks swirl round the studio so vividly, I remember the moment of swimming into these barracuda so lustily alive I wanted to bite them. Great prep going on for performance in Huddersfield this Saturday, 23rd. INFO.
Thursday 13th March
March 13th, 2014
Bound Londonwards after extraordinary day yesterday making 10 solos for 15 people. Each one shaped and pitched and aimed and sped in the most bespoke series I’ve yet done. And the last time I did this was South London Gallery 2005. Still one of the most interesting outcomes is that audience have very specific and often opposite reactions to what they like, are relaxed or excited or frightened or delighted by. We discussed these things with more visitors in an evening seminar with Frank Pieters, psychiatrist, arguing context and frequency and personal histories with depression and seasons. All part of the Winter Anti-depression show at this home of thought and action, Marres HCC in the heart of Maastricht. Closes Sunday 23rd March
Tuesday 11th March
March 12th, 2014
A visit to Q-O2, Brussels to mash a Sonic bike piece plan with La Monnaie for May 2015. Seems a good omen that FoAM, introduced me and sonic bike tinkerer collaborator Dave Griffiths, and they are upstairs. Apart from discovery that Brussels is shockingly bike unfriendly, we’re looking at something small but sustainable. Optimistic.
March 8th International Womens Day
March 8th, 2014
‘ Hello- I played a piece of yours on March 8th for International Women’s Day on KFAI radio in Minneapolis, MN, USA. Celebrating 24 hours of broadcasting by and about women. My show- Over the Edge: Women Sonic Explorers, Hosted by Dixie Treichel , Women innovators & sonic explorers in electronic music & sound art-experimental, eclectic, non-pop. You can hear it now in the archives and see a full playlist at http://kfai.org/international-womens-day-2014/playlists/20140308 thanks, Dixie Treichel, producer, host, engineer.’
I cleared a small wood of winter debris, springtime growth sprouting. A good afternoons work. Happy Int Womens day all.
Wednesday 5th March
March 5th, 2014
Confirms. This will be the shop in central Bonn used for the sonic bikes and new piece made for bonn hoeren Festival 2014. Opens June 12th. Kaffe on research routes trip March 26th. INFO.
Monday 3rd March
March 3rd, 2014
Sand wind makes snow line tunes back in February. Today’s twice rain slashed drenching brings recall, but fast moving bike city crossing antithetical in sonic narrative. Streets empty save water slanting lines, softly melodic a comparison.
Thursday 27th February
February 27th, 2014
Confirmation through. The sonic bikes have been invited to make a new opera in Houston, Texas October 2014. Checking dimensions for US design and development. Sonic bikes spread.
Monday 17th February
February 17th, 2014
Many thanks to all for such a great London premier of The Gluts go to Copenhagen movie and performance. Enjoy the evidence HERE.
Sunday 7th February
February 9th, 2014
Perfect urban escape. Wind blown sand blasting tunes upon our cheeks