It was nice to go into Foyles here in London not so long ago and find a book I contributed a score to on display. I’ve still yet to receive a copy from the publisher myself, but it kept me enthralled for a good half an hour in the shop, I can really recommend it.
You can pick up a copy at Foyles or on Amazon and you can hear a realised version of the score published in the book, entitled ‘Aporia’ on ‘Ohka’.
Last January, Isambard Khroustaliov, Maurizio Ravalico and Rudi Fischerlehner hooked up to have a play at Miss Hecker, in Berlin. What came out of two days of rehearsals and the gig that followed pleased them so much that they decided to turn this musical occurrence into an ongoing project.
The FIIUM SHAARRK trio is now again in Berlin, and they are having a stupidly good time while recording their debut album, which will no doubt find its way to your discerning ears before the end of the year…
Pondering the UK election rhetoric …
You can read an interview (by Peter Hollo) about Icarus with Ollie Bown and Sam Britton in the latest issue of Cyclic Defrost, Australia’s quintessential (and only) electronic music magazine. The magazine itself is available to download for free here.
You can get a copy of the new Icarus live album: "All Is For The Best In The Best Of All Possible Worlds" here.
Martin Hampton will be screening a film from a project he’s been working on for the past few months about memory loss, called Gentle Oblivion. In his words:
“It’s a portrait of my half sister Jacqueline, who since being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 6 years ago, has lived more or less alone in the mountains of Provence. The stigma attached to the term Alzheimer’s Disease invokes fear and panic. As life expectancy continues to rise at a rate of 5 hours a day it becomes ever more probable that we will experience dementia ourselves. But if we treat this gradual slide out of reason as a natural phase of life, perhaps as the symmetrical counterpoint to infancy, might we become less afraid to plan for, and more willing to adapt to, the life changes it demands?"
Gentle Oblivion – a film by Martin Hampton – duration 35mins
Friday April 9th and Saturday April 10th @ 9pm
20 Stainer Street
London SE1 9RL
020 7378 7776