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What is all this juice


Arisin’ over the horizon…


Saturday 10th I’ll be in fine company joining Felicity Rose Barrow, Patrick Farmer, Sarah Hughes, David Lacey, Samuel Rodgers, David Stent and Paul Whitty in a 4 hour realisation of The Patient by Joseph Clayton Mills in Oxford., followed by a recording sesh on Patrick Farmer’s Ann Quin inspired The origin of movement, or why things have movement.

[UPDATE] Flutist Kathryn Williams plays my Feet. Can’t. Fail. (slight return), an extremely short piece, along with other pieces from her Coming Up for Air collection and duos for flute and harp with Marie Leenhardt next Wednesday 22nd Feb at Liverpool University.


…sees CoMA’s Festival of Contemporary Music for All with events across the country and beyond, at which the Partsong Book will be launched. Assembled by James Weeks with Marc Dooley at Edition Peters, the book features pieces by Kerry Andrew, Michael Finnissy, Christopher Fox, Catherine Kontz, Sylvia Lim, Cassandra Miller, Janet Oates, Michael Pisaro, Amber Priestley, James Saunders, James Weeks and my Jandl Song lohengrin.

On Thursday 29th I’ll play a duo with Taku Sugimoto at Sheffield’s Over-the-Top, for Another Timbre‘s launch of his CD with Cristian Alvear, titled h. Taku will also perform with Minami Saeki, Ryoka Akama and Ecka Mordecai.


And at the end of April I will talk about Jandl Songs at Sheffield University’s Sound Agendas conference.

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diatribes 2

mon se taire truc presents…

Saturday 20th January 2018


Cyril Bondi & D’Incise (Geneva)


Blueprint by Linda Kemp

Heeley Institute

doors 7.30 for 8pm  –  £6  –  BYO

Swiss duo d’incise & cyril bondi sail to these shores in January pitching up in the hills of Sheffield with their curious ‘rational rituality’ – “a magic carpet that dissolves at the end and drops you back into the reality of the every day” (Norient)
“limitless capacity to mesmerise and fascinate” (All About Jazz)
“Diatribes keeps getting better and better … a fantastic balance of flavors, attenuated but also retaining a strong tension.” (Brian Olewnick, Just Outside)

Local legend (from Latin legendus, neuter plural gerundive of legere “to read; to gather, pluck, select,” with derivatives meaning “to speak (to ‘pick out words’).”) Linda Kemp (Enjoy Your Homes Press) is joined by a band of fellow travellers in a translation (“removal of a saint’s body or relics to a new place”) of her concrete poem (“thing made or created”) Blueprint.


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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…

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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.
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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.

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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.