I was invited by the wonderful folks in the Observatory band from Singapore to create a new work for their ambitious BlackKaji Radio series. This project was instigated as a way to generate activity and support artists in place of their usual live series in Singapore which has been inactive due to the Covid pandemic. The Radio series kicked off at the beginning of January 2021. My short piece ‘silently overlapping each other‘ premiered on episode 3 of their online radio series, more details and online listening can be reached here. My piece appears third on the Part 1 of this episode. I recommend checking out the whole series as it’s filled with very diverse collaborations, new works and interviews with some wonderful artists primarily based in East and South East Asia.
Full episode access can be found through their Soundcloud channel.
I am thrilled to be performing this Friday night in Lausanne Switzerland as part of the wonderful LUFF festival! On this occasion I will present my composition ‘a piece of work‘. It feels surreal and wonderful to be able to share live music with an audience once again & i hope that we can find a way to safely keep this going!
I am thrilled to be heading to Riga, Latvia for a duo performance with Oren Ambarchi on Friday, October 10 as part of the Skaņu Mežs’ Festival for Adventurous Music and Related Arts. This will be my first concert since the lockdown back in March and also my first time performing in Latvia. Very much looking forward!
I am very pleased to have contributed a piece to the wonderful Amplify 2020: Quarantine series created by Jon Abbey / Erstwhile Records(US). The fantatic series was begun at the beginning of the lock-in (March 2020) and continues on to this day with contribution of pieces created by an incredible array of artists during these very strange times. I highly recommend taking the time to visit & listen to the growing list of thoughtful, rich and diverse sound work. Check the page here.
My piece ‘cezve rock‘ is an 8 1/2 minute piece made in Berlin – a slow murky meditation on vibrations. The piece is free to listen and download, but any donations of support are also very welcome.
In addition to this piece & several of my other albums i now have physical copies of my two solo LP’s – sand/layna (2015 Black Truffle) and Beside Myself (2020 Students of Decay) available directly from me. You can access my whole discography here.
Bandcamp is the most direct way to support artists and with their generous Bandcamp Fridays – a project instigated by Bandcamp on the first Friday of each month where they waive their fees and therefore flow 100% of sales directly to artists (minus PayPal fees) –this is a great opportunity to support artists during these very difficult times. The next Bandcamp Friday is tomorrow, August 7!
My second solo LP – Beside Myself – is officially out in the world today courtesy of US based label, Students of Decay. I am so grateful for the support of SOD / Alex Cobb for taking this project on and for the ongoing support of the folks at Morr Music. I am also extremely grateful to my dear friends and collaborators whose support I am indebted to for this record (and much more!); James Rushford, Joerg Hiller, JoeTalia, FrancisPlagne and my partner OrenAmbarchi.
The beautiful cover for this release is a painting titled ‘lace‘ by Manitoba, Canada based painter Melanie Rocan. This painting and much more of Melanie’s work can be seen on her website here. Huge thanks to Melanie for letting me use this wonderful and evocative painting, which matched the atmosphere of this album so well.
The album is available on LP / digital through Forced Exposure (US), Anost (EU), Boomkat (UK) and many more distros and shops worldwide.
A digital version of the LP is available on my Bandcamp here.
This coming Saturday, February 15, Oren Ambarchi and I will travel to Vancouver Canada to perform solo sets at a special concert organized by Vancouver New Music. We are both honored to be invited back by Giorgio Mangnanensi and this wonderful organization for this special event. Full details about the concert are online here.
On Saturday February 1, I will head to the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane (AU) to kick off the 2020 MONO concert series curated by Lawrence English. I will share this bill with a new project by Austrian artist Werner Dafeldecker and Australia video artist Scott Morrison. Looking forward to return to Brisbane to present new work as part of this great series!