Momentous news this day of future events…
Two forthcoming happenstances feature things from out-of-doors-suite:
In Hull I’ll run a workshop event with one or two pieces from the book at sound + environment 2017 (runs 30th June to 2nd July);
Plus more stuff to be added soon.
Spring gets underway in a brief flurry of activity,
“Quiet, You!” on Tuesday 21st March where Linda Kemp and me delve into an array of sensory musics by Jennifer Walshe, Claudia Molitor, Alvin Lucier, Alison Knowles, Sarah Hughes, Robert Ashley, and Ryoko Akama at one of Sheffield’s best bookshops, La Biblioteka.
Then on Monday 27th March it’s time to compete against the jiggering downstairs with the redoubtable Notes & Sounds crew at the Red Deer. I’ll do a solo strings set supporting the guitar duo of John Jasnoch & Will Goddard.
At the end of March comes a new issue of Route 57, Sheffield University’s journal for creative writing which will include a short selection from out-of-doors suite and a new piece, library music.
Finally, I’ll leave you with a spot of omoplate sarangi from last month’s gig supporting Tim Barnes & Jeph Jerman, and Blue Yodel – stellar sets from them (not featured here) and fine company too.
An opera for pencils, an installation for mouths, curious tall tales, footwear obsession.
an uncommon treat is to be had in this town of Sheffield on Thursday 23rd Feb as the mesters of debris-strewn landscape, Tim Barnes & Jeph Jerman scrape, rattle and scroll their stuff on their only UK date north of Cherwell Valley Services.
Plus… not only that but the gig will see the return of the elusive Blue Yodel. Oh yes, indeed it is so.
omoplate sarangi may also saw his stuff early on in proceedings.
And all at the convivial taprooms that is Shakespeare’s.
Shakespeare’s, 146-48 Gibraltar St, Sheffield, S3 8UA
(Presented by mon se taire truc.)
mon se taire truc presents
Tim Barnes & Jeph Jerman
Thursday 23rd February
Shakespeare’s, S3 8UA
“Across a dozen years, the duo of Jeph Jerman and Tim Barnes has offered powerful, minimal music rooted in a shared dedication to the creative act of listening. Jerman is a veteran of the creative music scenes in Denver and Seattle, and in more recent years has been thoroughly investigating the sonic possibilities of the desert Southwest where he lives and works. Tim Barnes’s resume as a percussionist, engineer, and curator is studded with all-star collaborators including Tony Conrad, Sonic Youth, Ken Vandermark, Royal Trux and Tower Records” (Confront Recordings).
more to be confirmed…
This Autumn is afeet with planning for future events but to begin with are three gigs:
On Thursday 20th October I’ll do a set supporting artist Claire Potter as part of Enjoy Your Homes‘s series at Bank Street Arts. Much of the series is derived in some way from texts of various kinds. I’m not sure what I will do yet, perhaps a piece of mine and a piece by someone else (vote now!).
Also, in the world of letters, recently published is Perspectives on the Music of Christopher Fox: Straight Lines in Broken Times edited by Rose Dodd and featuring a stellar array of musicologists, performers and composers writing on everyone’s favourite vulpine composer. I have contributed a chapter on the matter of style in Fox’s music.*
Another publication released last month is Jennie Gottschalk’s Experimental Music Since 1970 which brings an original slant to the definition of what experimental music is and briefly discusses my out-of-doors suite…
More to follow, but that’s all for now…