Category: Journal

  • Writing on the Walls

    I facilitated a workshop for Doctoral students and other guests at Brighton University as part of a two-day programme exploring Undisciplined Methods. Drawing on Lynda Barry and various other automatic writing, meditation and improvisation techniques, the workshop enabled 20+ people from a variety of academic and practice backgrounds to co-operatively create a large-scale drawing. The…

  • Kraken Arts

    I’m embarking on a new project with illustrator and writer Viviane Schwarz, and theatre designer Ellan Parry. We’re offering workshops for all ages on all sorts of exciting creative processes. Find out more here:

  • On Successful Architecture

    I’ve provided the monthly blog for Improbable, following our move to Somerset House. Some musings on visible and invisible success. Here it is.

  • Opera performance and a blog..

    It’s been a busy August with our second development stage of The Observatory (previously A Quiet Life) – my new multi-sensory opera for people who can hear and people who can’t. This time round the focus was one completing Stephen Bentley-Klein’s score, and allowing choreographer Mark Smith more time to develop the sign language element of…

  • Quick Update

    I’m very busy these days working for Improbable – a theatre company of which I’ve long been a fan. I’m doing mostly this: and a bit of this:  

  • Someone else’s Blog

    Some interesting thoughts on the future of sound art here from Nathaniel Budzinski. Have a look:

  • Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse

    I’m not a reviewer, but I felt compelled to record my response to a recent theatre experience. On going to see Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse this week, I felt a strange mixture of excitement and dread. This play means more than the sum of its parts – as Clare Booth Luce pointed out…

  • A Quiet Life on TV

    My new, multi-sensory opera A Quiet Life was recently featured on BBC 2’s programme, See Hear. Watch it now on iPlayer: See Hear, Wednesday October 3rd

  • At Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival

    It’s been all go for the last couple of months as I’ve been writing and producing a new work with composer Stephen Bentley Klein and a host of amazing and surprising people. We performed two work-in-progress shows at Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival over the weekend. You can see the result here  as well as…

  • A Quiet Life

    I’m working on a new kind of opera. Go here to find out more about it. A multi-sensory work exploring ways of hearing, A Quiet Life will be performed as part of Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival, August 11th & 12th. Go here for info and tickets. Enjoy!