This October sees a couple of events in swift succession:

On Thursday 12th October AME bring the duo of Jason Kahn and Christian Wolfarth to Sheffield’s Access Space. By way of support Patrick Farmer, Linda Kemp, me and more will perform the archipelagian of being numerous by Antoine Beuger.

Then on Saturday 14th October, as part of the citywide No Bounds Festival, Discus Music present a day at Sheffield General Cemetery of varied entertainments, including interludes by me with my piggling comrades, Kemp and Bettany, and your goodself perhaps…


Quiet You TWO

mon se taire truc presents…
Words, balloons, fishing line, scribblings, mishearings, boundarings
An evening of Experimental music and words by Angharad DAVIES, G Douglas BARRETT, Michael PARSONS, Mieko SHIOMI, Alvin LUCIER and Ryoko AKAMA, as rendered by Stephen Chase and Linda Kemp, and Nathan Bettany.
…and on 4th June NOPA#2 features pulse-in-time-to-pace-of-walking from out-of-doors suite starting out from Cafe Oto Project Space.



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);

On 4th June at Dalston’s Cafe Oto Project SpaceLouie Rice & Luciano Maggiore will perform pulse-in-time-to-pace-of-walking.

On 8th May Isaiah Ceccarelli & Katelyn Clark venture to Sheffield’s Shakespeare’s courtesy of Another Timbre, and will be supported by a trio of Ryoko Akama, Patrick Farmer and me.

And on May 2nd Janet Devons (Jon Marshall & I) will emerge blinking and shivering in support of Chilean cult band Glorias Navales, with additional support from Sophie Cooper at Sheffield’s CADS.

Plus more stuff to be added soon.

Rite now


Spring gets underway in a brief flurry of activity,

First off…

“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.

On Saturday 1st April, Simon Reynell of Another Timbre fame hosts an evening with Patrick Farmer, David Lacey & Samuel Rodgers, with me in support. I’ll likely do a new piece, pelzigen mietvertrag.

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.

mon se taire truc presents: “Quiet, You!”1

An opera for pencils, an installation for mouths, curious tall tales, footwear obsession.
An evening of Experimental music and words by among others, Robert ASHLEY,
Alison KNOWLES and younger generations such as Ryoko AKAMA, Sarah HUGHES,
Claudia MOLITOR and Jennifer WALSHE, as performed by Stephen Chase and Linda Kemp.
Tuesday 21st March
To include…
songs from celestial excursions
event score #6
limits of the diaphane
10 mouth installations
dirty white fields
twenty-five questions to the board (redacted)
opera with objects

Jerman & Barnes + Blue Yodel


Well then,

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.

Thanking you.

Shakespeare’s, 146-48 Gibraltar St, Sheffield, S3 8UA

7.30pm, £5/£4

(Presented by mon se taire truc.)