The main website is somewhat stagnant!
So in run-down, here are the future live happenings:::
(technically, of course, September and October are usually considered to be Autumn, but I'm hoping that Summer may just be late this year and the seasons will shuffle around accordingly)
Friday 10th - Sunday 12th August - Supernormal Festival
Brazier's Park, Oxfordshire
This should be a great antidote to the usual corporate sh**fests.
Two main bug bits:
- headphone modular tours -> think this will be on the Saturday, in the afternoon, in a barn
- BugModular Technoid-Wobbles -> live on Sunday night
+ I'll have a Weevil in some form of automated orchestra installation thingy (clearly I am still unclear...)
Sunday 9th September - Amalgam at The Cube, Bristol
Really excited that I'll finally get to play (improvised) with Pete Judge (we were due to play together in the Blackout Tent at what turned out to be the final Ashton Court Festival) and Tony Orrell.
Richard Quirk is one of my most long-term supporters and also one of the most consistently creative, releasing with his bands The Chasms and Sandfingers and also producing his solo works. The pieces are often recorded in his barn on the Isle of Man or out around the island - follow the links as most recordings are freely downloadable and highly recommended.
On May 4th, The Chasms are coming to Bristol to play at the wonderful Cube Cinema. I am, naturally, very excited. I've actually played his solo record a few times between acts when doing sound there and there has been some surprise when his field recordings of the TT motorcycle race come on.
(other trivia - my old workshop was in a space shared with Eftus Spectun who open the night - I was certainly perplexed hearing them work for about 2 years on a 20 minute live performance - but since then I think they've taken on the amazing drummer Jan (ex-Safetyword) who is also from the Isle of Man)
For this night I'll be premiering a new installation/demonstration approach -> five sets of headphones hooked up to the Modular, with me giving 10-minute mini-performances to people throughout the night.
I see this as an interesting and direct method for demonstration -> the stereo sounds go straight into the listener, coupled with a close-up view of what is being patched (even if what is actually going on remains somewhat mystical).
I'll also be doing a 'regular' 20-minute Modular performance on stage.