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Monday, 29 October 2012

Flash fiction in the Pygmy Giant

this is resurrected from earlier writings - a bit like vegetables from the ground in the spring

Saturday, 27 October 2012

The Noisery - on Monkeybicycle

Oh look! I had a one sentence story published, in a lovely online magazine:-

It's inspired by Anna Homler!

Scaledown 83

Thanks again to everyone for a brilliant fun evening at Scaledown.

The audience performed this time - especially as part of the premiere of Matthew Lee Knowles's score for my debut collection 'For the Messengers'! That was so much fun. I particularly enjoyed John Bisset's contribution.

Alison Blunt's Krillit were particularly marvellous.

I had a great time. And thanks to all the enthusiastic hosts, performers and audience members, Shaun Hendry, Mark Braby, Roshi Nasehi, Miss Roberts, Nigel Burch and Dylan Bates.

Sorry about my 'rotten tango'. That was bad and ill advised.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Alessandra Genualdo - illustration

My friend Alessandra makes beautiful images with style. Her colours are great, and there's a feeling that comes through the work of people and places that is very touching and that I recognise as true yet it is also in her unique imaginary world. She builds an alternative universe that makes sense to me. I am a great admirer of her picture making.

Find out more about her work on her own blogs ...

Monday, 22 October 2012

Blackwaterside at the Cockpit

Photo by Xuan Tran! I do my Scratch earlier this year of my folk music play Blackwaterside.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Bear Wife by Daniel Lehan

These beautiful, narrative watercolours were sent to me by the artist and poet Daniel Lehan.
It's an intriguing and evocative sequence, a silent, mute narrative in picture form that expresses something of the great white wastes of my imaginary Canada which is where Daniel is living and practising his art at this time.
He has kindly allowed me to share this sample of his work on my blog. Thank you Daniel.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Flux Soup

On Friday 5th October the Cinema Museum (SE1) hosted a brilliant evening organised by FLUX SOUP of experimental and improvised music, much to film.

I was delighted to play alongside the wonderful Steve Moyes to a selection of animations by Agnes Hay.

Highlights for me were Dave Fowler's drumming, Foulkestone colleague Richard Sanderson's melodeon and effects solo and the Living Score with dancers. I really enjoyed Triptyc with Adam Bowman and Sue Lynch among other players.

I hope there will be more Flux Soup events at the Cinema Museum. Very enjoyable - and the acoustics were great.