It was such a great pleasure to be an International Artist in Residence at the incredible MESS in Melbourne Australia this January. What a wonderful way to start the year!
MESS is one of the most unique resources for access to analogue and digital synthesizers and tools in the world. With a roster of over 450 instruments and tools, many of which are incredibly rare and unique (such as the Fairlight, EMS Synthi, Arp, Buchla & Serge systems), members and guest residents have a chance to work with these tools in an indepth and ongoing capacity, with technical support on site and an array of workshops and programs to learn more about working with synthesis and specific tools in the collection. Amazing!
I had my first taste of the incredible array of instruments available at MESS back in the winter of 2019/2020 while recording with my dear friend and collaborator James Rushfordfor our album Sylva Sylvarum (Ora Clementi). It was an honor to be invited back this January with Oren Ambarchi to begin the process of preparing material for our next duo album.
Here’s a little interview that I did for MESS to share a bit about my work, process and what I was up to there. Link here.
This week I head to Saskatoon Canada for the Sounds Like Festival where i will be presenting a program that i have curated for the opening evening on October 20. This program is near & dear to my heart and it has been a long time in the making! Part one will feature a solo presentation of Becoming Oceanic, a longform piece developed through extensive research into psychedlic assisted psychotherapy sessions by musician/composer Sam Dunscombe. Part two will be a program of collaborative works centered around the collaboration of historic American artist/composer David Behrman and composer/performer Cleek Schrey. I am thrilled to bring these wonderful artists to the prairies of Canada to share their unique and beautiful work and i’m grateful to the Sounds Like team for this invitation!
I will also perform a solo concert on the second night of the festival, October 21. Full festival details are up here.
Following Saskatoon I will be joined by Oren Ambarchi for a series of Canadian shows (solo performances):
I am so pleased to have my album Other Meetings released today as a deluxe LP edition on Black Truffle Records. This album was originally commissioned for release by Boomkat UK as part of their Documenting Soundcassette series in 2021. The album was made over several months during the first year of the pandemic at a small kitchen table in our temporary (& tiny) abode in Berlin. I really enjoyed the process of creating these pieces, weaving sounds captured and created during previous travels with sounds created in our little sanctum.
The album is available via all your favorite distros & shops and directly through Black Truffle here.
Big thanks to Shlom Sviri @ Boomkat and to Oren Ambarchi!
This week i will be sharing the bill with some wonderful artists in two separate German performances. For the first concert takes place in Berlin on Wendesday October 12 at Arkaoda. I will perform at Pt.1 of a 3-part Black Truffle Records festival, which takes place on October 12 & November 9 + 10. On October 12 I will share the bill with artist/composer Arnold Dreyblatt and his band featuring: Oren Ambarchi, Konrad Sprenger & Joachim Schutz. Full details for the night here.
The second concert takes place in Münster on Sunday October 16 at the Geräuschwelten Festival 2022, presented by aufabwegen. On this special ocassion I will be sharing the bill with two wonderful artists, french composer Brunhild Ferrari & German artist Christoph Heemann. Link to the event page on facebook is here.
I will travel to Turku Finland this weekend to present my work at the wonderful Himera Festival. This will be my first time performing in Finland and I am so pleased to join such a fantastic group of artists; Microtub, Charlie Morrow, Lucy Railton and John Edwards as part of this weekends program.
I am very excited to travel to Romania for the very first time to perform this Sunday as part of SimultanFestival – an event dedicated to sound, moving image, performance and media art. The festival spans 8-days and I will perform this coming Saturday, September 11 as the festival begins.
I’m pleased to perform as part of a night of wonderful sound and images this week curated by Anorak, a Berlin based artistic platform. The evening is titled Seeing Is Believing VI – Songs of Cockaigne and will feature musical performances by Golden Fur (James Rushford, Sam Dunscombe and Judith Hamann) and myself, and a program of moving image works by James Richards with Tolia Astakhishvili, John Marriott & Steve Reinke, P. Staff and others.
The event begins at 8 PM on Friday 2 at the Anorak space, Markgrafenstr. 85 10969 Berlin.
This Friday, August 5 I have been invited to present a multi-channel concert of ‘A Piece of Work‘ at ZiMMT in Leipzig Germany. I am looking forward to exploring the possibilities of spatial diffusion for this piece through their unique 3D Audio System (36-channels). The concert is only open to members, but membership is free. More details here.
I’m super pleased to have a new piece ‘puzzler‘ out on the great new compilation ‘Two New Lips’ on UK label Regional Bears. It’s a lovely comp comprised of voice-related pieces, featuring an array of great artists & composers including Yeast Culture, Sean McCann, Vanessa Rosetto, Derek Baron and many more. Available digitally and for the moment as a limited edition cassette release.
This Saturday, July 2,Ora Clementi will perform for the first time in Manchester UK. Looking forward to sharing the bill with friend & Black Truffle label-mate Julia Reidyfor this occassion! Presented by the fine folks at Eroteme. Details here.