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…
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: http://krakenart.co.uk
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…
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: www.devotedanddisgruntled.com and a bit of this: www.improbable.co.uk
Someone else’s Blog
Some interesting thoughts on the future of sound art here from Nathaniel Budzinski. Have a look: http://thewire.co.uk/in-writing/columns/chin-stroking-at-the-noise-dudes
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!