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Surface Tension is a field recording, photography and education project exploring pollution, life and biodiversity along the River Lea in East London.
Commissioned by the Thames 21 charity’s ‘Fixing Broken Rivers' project in Summer 2014 as part of the Love the Lea Campaign, which raises awareness and takes practical action to improve water quality of the rivers of the Lea Catchment.
Project website.

Surface Tension is a field recording, photography and education project exploring pollution, life and biodiversity along the River Lea in East London.

Commissioned by the Thames 21 charity’s ‘Fixing Broken Rivers' project in Summer 2014 as part of the Love the Lea Campaign, which raises awareness and takes practical action to improve water quality of the rivers of the Lea Catchment.

Project website.

Random Spectacular No. 2 by St. Jude’s
We’re delighted to announce the launch of the second edition of Random Spectacular - a collaborative exploration of the visual arts, literature, music, travel and much more.
Contributors include Rob St John & Tommy Perman, Ceri Levy, Mark Hearld, Angie Lewin, Emily Sutton, Ed Kluz, Ralph Steadman,Jonny Hannah, Christopher Brown and many more.
All profits from this issue will again be donated to Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres who St. Jude’s have been pleased to support over the years. We raised over £6,500 with the  first issue of Random Spectacular and hope to beat that with issue no. 2.
Content: 96 text pages plus coversSize: 240mm x 350mm
BUY HERE

Random Spectacular No. 2 by St. Jude’s

We’re delighted to announce the launch of the second edition of Random Spectacular - a collaborative exploration of the visual arts, literature, music, travel and much more.

Contributors include Rob St John & Tommy Perman, Ceri Levy, Mark HearldAngie LewinEmily SuttonEd KluzRalph Steadman,Jonny Hannah, Christopher Brown and many more.

All profits from this issue will again be donated to Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres who St. Jude’s have been pleased to support over the years. We raised over £6,500 with the  first issue of Random Spectacular and hope to beat that with issue no. 2.

Content: 96 text pages plus covers
Size: 240mm x 350mm

BUY HERE

Discussing the ‘spirit of place’ and the art of listening with BBC natural history sound-recordist Chris Watson, and environmental writer and musician Rob St John.
Recorded live from Port Eliot Festival 2014 for The Nest Collective Hour on Resonance 104.4 FM
LISTEN (26/07/2014)
www.resonancefm.comwww.thenestcollective.co.ukwww.chriswatson.netwww.robstjohn.co.uk

Discussing the ‘spirit of place’ and the art of listening with BBC natural history sound-recordist Chris Watson, and environmental writer and musician Rob St John.

Recorded live from Port Eliot Festival 2014 for The Nest Collective Hour on Resonance 104.4 FM

LISTEN (26/07/2014)

www.resonancefm.com
www.thenestcollective.co.uk
www.chriswatson.net
www.robstjohn.co.uk

First public field recording workshops with hydrophones at the weekend for a new commission for the the Thames 21 charity.  More details soon.

First public field recording workshops with hydrophones at the weekend for a new commission for the the Thames 21 charity.  More details soon.

Doing various bits at the Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall with Folklore Tapes and Caught by the River between 24-27th July.
Saturday: solo set at 2pm.
Sunday: field recording panel with Cheryl Tipp, Ceri Levy, Trevor Cox and Chris Watson at 4.45pm.
And we’ll be showing the Water of Life soundtracked ‘Rain on the Roof’ film and ‘Ginnel’ from earlier this year in the Folklore Tapes tent.
More information here.

Doing various bits at the Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall with Folklore Tapes and Caught by the River between 24-27th July.

Saturday: solo set at 2pm.

Sunday: field recording panel with Cheryl Tipp, Ceri Levy, Trevor Cox and Chris Watson at 4.45pm.

And we’ll be showing the Water of Life soundtracked ‘Rain on the Roof’ film and ‘Ginnel’ from earlier this year in the Folklore Tapes tent.

More information here.

Bastard Mountain playing 'Palisade' at The Queens Hall, Edinburgh on Thursday 29th May 2014.  Photo: The Queens Hall.

Bastard Mountain playing 'Palisade' at The Queens Hall, Edinburgh on Thursday 29th May 2014.  Photo: The Queens Hall.

Project websiteProject pamphlet
A short film by Rob St. John, Sam Mcloughlin and David Chatton Barker.

Produced between January and March 2014. Shot on digital and 8mm film with 35mm photographs in Barnoldswick, Rochdale and Middleton in North West England.

Shot by: Rob St. John and Sam McloughlinPhotographs by: David Chatton Barker and Rob St. JohnProduced by: Sam McloughlinMusic by: Sam McloughlinWords by: Rob St. JohnNarrated by: Cyril Black (Sam’s Grandad)
Funded by IdeasTap and the British Library as part of the Sound Edit: Accents and Dialects commission.

Project website
Project pamphlet

A short film by Rob St. John, Sam Mcloughlin and David Chatton Barker.

Produced between January and March 2014. Shot on digital and 8mm film with 35mm photographs in Barnoldswick, Rochdale and Middleton in North West England.

Shot by: Rob St. John and Sam Mcloughlin
Photographs by: David Chatton Barker and Rob St. John
Produced by: Sam Mcloughlin
Music by: Sam Mcloughlin
Words by: Rob St. John
Narrated by: Cyril Black (Sam’s Grandad)

Funded by IdeasTap and the British Library as part of the Sound Edit: Accents and Dialects commission.

I’ve a piece in the new island themed Caught by the River ‘Antidote to Indifference' magazine alongside work by Sarah Boden, Pictish Trail, Bill Drummond, Tim Dee and Amy Liptrot.  

I’ve a piece in the new island themed Caught by the River ‘Antidote to Indifference' magazine alongside work by Sarah Boden, Pictish Trail, Bill Drummond, Tim Dee and Amy Liptrot.  

As part of the education programme for Elizabeth Ogilvie’s ‘Out of Ice' exhibition in London, artist Jacob Bee and environmental writer and sound artist Rob St. John worked with teenagers in schools in Scotland and England, using sound to explore the role of water and ice in the natural world. Working with small groups equipped with field recorders, Bee and St. John encouraged listening, discussion and reflection on how sound informs us about the natural world, drawing together art, geography and the sciences. The teenagers became sonic ‘citizen scientists’ of their surroundings, documenting and teasing apart their relationships with the environment through sound. 
After an introduction to Elizabeth Ogilvie’s work, and a workshop on the themes behind Out of Ice, the students at three schools in Fife, Edinburgh and London led Jacob and Rob on a soundwalk around the environments close to home. Along the way the groups stopped to record their ideas about what sound tells them about the landscape, and the thoughts and feelings it inspires. The resulting radio programme was broadcast on Resonance FM on Friday 7th February at 1700.
Listen to the programme here.
outofice.org.uk/education/educational-events/Scottish environmental artist Elizabeth Ogilvie portrays the psychological, physical and poetic dimensions of ice and water in Out of Ice, a vast immersive installation specially created for the subterranean spaces of Ambika P3, London in January and February 2014. Fusing art, architecture and science in an experiential installation comprising ice, water, video projections and film, Ogilvie’s dramatic large-scale work is a portal to the hidden extremes of our planet.outofice.org.uk/exhibition/about/

As part of the education programme for Elizabeth Ogilvie’s ‘Out of Ice' exhibition in London, artist Jacob Bee and environmental writer and sound artist Rob St. John worked with teenagers in schools in Scotland and England, using sound to explore the role of water and ice in the natural world. 

Working with small groups equipped with field recorders, Bee and St. John encouraged listening, discussion and reflection on how sound informs us about the natural world, drawing together art, geography and the sciences. The teenagers became sonic ‘citizen scientists’ of their surroundings, documenting and teasing apart their relationships with the environment through sound. 

After an introduction to Elizabeth Ogilvie’s work, and a workshop on the themes behind Out of Ice, the students at three schools in Fife, Edinburgh and London led Jacob and Rob on a soundwalk around the environments close to home. Along the way the groups stopped to record their ideas about what sound tells them about the landscape, and the thoughts and feelings it inspires. 

The resulting radio programme was broadcast on Resonance FM on Friday 7th February at 1700.

Listen to the programme here.

outofice.org.uk/education/educational-events/

Scottish environmental artist Elizabeth Ogilvie portrays the psychological, physical and poetic dimensions of ice and water in Out of Ice, a vast immersive installation specially created for the subterranean spaces of Ambika P3, London in January and February 2014. Fusing art, architecture and science in an experiential installation comprising ice, water, video projections and film, Ogilvie’s dramatic large-scale work is a portal to the hidden extremes of our planet.

outofice.org.uk/exhibition/about/

Long essay on the Water of Life project to be published in the Random Spectacular journal in Summer 2014, alongside writing and visual art by Tommy Perman, John Andrews, Ceri Levy, Ralph Steadman, Noel Fielding and Angie Lewin amongst others.
Read on Issuu here.

Long essay on the Water of Life project to be published in the Random Spectacular journal in Summer 2014, alongside writing and visual art by Tommy Perman, John Andrews, Ceri Levy, Ralph Steadman, Noel Fielding and Angie Lewin amongst others.

Read on Issuu here.

A bit of writing about Barra on Caught by the River, also published in the next Antidote to Indifference fanzine.

A bit of writing about Barra on Caught by the River, also published in the next Antidote to Indifference fanzine.

Some writing and photography on revisiting Forest Pitch published today on Caught by the River.

Some writing and photography on revisiting Forest Pitch published today on Caught by the River.

Folklore Tapes MISC! ‘Chthonic Cities’ split between Water of Life (Rob St. John and Tommy Perman) and Williamson Tunnels (Carl Turney and Brian Campbell of Clinic) available next week through bandcamp, Caught by the River, Boomkat and Norman’s Records.
Digital Water of Life LP available here.

Folklore Tapes MISC! ‘Chthonic Cities’ split between Water of Life (Rob St. John and Tommy Perman) and Williamson Tunnels (Carl Turney and Brian Campbell of Clinic) available next week through bandcamp, Caught by the River, Boomkat and Norman’s Records.


Digital Water of Life LP available here.

Surface Tension is a field recording, photography and education project exploring pollution, life and biodiversity along the River Lea in East London.
Commissioned by the Thames 21 charity’s ‘Fixing Broken Rivers' project in Summer 2014 as part of the Love the Lea Campaign, which raises awareness and takes practical action to improve water quality of the rivers of the Lea Catchment.
Project website.

Surface Tension is a field recording, photography and education project exploring pollution, life and biodiversity along the River Lea in East London.

Commissioned by the Thames 21 charity’s ‘Fixing Broken Rivers' project in Summer 2014 as part of the Love the Lea Campaign, which raises awareness and takes practical action to improve water quality of the rivers of the Lea Catchment.

Project website.

Random Spectacular No. 2 by St. Jude’s
We’re delighted to announce the launch of the second edition of Random Spectacular - a collaborative exploration of the visual arts, literature, music, travel and much more.
Contributors include Rob St John & Tommy Perman, Ceri Levy, Mark Hearld, Angie Lewin, Emily Sutton, Ed Kluz, Ralph Steadman,Jonny Hannah, Christopher Brown and many more.
All profits from this issue will again be donated to Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres who St. Jude’s have been pleased to support over the years. We raised over £6,500 with the  first issue of Random Spectacular and hope to beat that with issue no. 2.
Content: 96 text pages plus coversSize: 240mm x 350mm
BUY HERE

Random Spectacular No. 2 by St. Jude’s

We’re delighted to announce the launch of the second edition of Random Spectacular - a collaborative exploration of the visual arts, literature, music, travel and much more.

Contributors include Rob St John & Tommy Perman, Ceri Levy, Mark HearldAngie LewinEmily SuttonEd KluzRalph Steadman,Jonny Hannah, Christopher Brown and many more.

All profits from this issue will again be donated to Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres who St. Jude’s have been pleased to support over the years. We raised over £6,500 with the  first issue of Random Spectacular and hope to beat that with issue no. 2.

Content: 96 text pages plus covers
Size: 240mm x 350mm

BUY HERE

Discussing the ‘spirit of place’ and the art of listening with BBC natural history sound-recordist Chris Watson, and environmental writer and musician Rob St John.
Recorded live from Port Eliot Festival 2014 for The Nest Collective Hour on Resonance 104.4 FM
LISTEN (26/07/2014)
www.resonancefm.comwww.thenestcollective.co.ukwww.chriswatson.netwww.robstjohn.co.uk

Discussing the ‘spirit of place’ and the art of listening with BBC natural history sound-recordist Chris Watson, and environmental writer and musician Rob St John.

Recorded live from Port Eliot Festival 2014 for The Nest Collective Hour on Resonance 104.4 FM

LISTEN (26/07/2014)

www.resonancefm.com
www.thenestcollective.co.uk
www.chriswatson.net
www.robstjohn.co.uk

First public field recording workshops with hydrophones at the weekend for a new commission for the the Thames 21 charity.  More details soon.

First public field recording workshops with hydrophones at the weekend for a new commission for the the Thames 21 charity.  More details soon.

Doing various bits at the Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall with Folklore Tapes and Caught by the River between 24-27th July.
Saturday: solo set at 2pm.
Sunday: field recording panel with Cheryl Tipp, Ceri Levy, Trevor Cox and Chris Watson at 4.45pm.
And we’ll be showing the Water of Life soundtracked ‘Rain on the Roof’ film and ‘Ginnel’ from earlier this year in the Folklore Tapes tent.
More information here.

Doing various bits at the Port Eliot Festival in Cornwall with Folklore Tapes and Caught by the River between 24-27th July.

Saturday: solo set at 2pm.

Sunday: field recording panel with Cheryl Tipp, Ceri Levy, Trevor Cox and Chris Watson at 4.45pm.

And we’ll be showing the Water of Life soundtracked ‘Rain on the Roof’ film and ‘Ginnel’ from earlier this year in the Folklore Tapes tent.

More information here.

Bastard Mountain playing 'Palisade' at The Queens Hall, Edinburgh on Thursday 29th May 2014.  Photo: The Queens Hall.

Bastard Mountain playing 'Palisade' at The Queens Hall, Edinburgh on Thursday 29th May 2014.  Photo: The Queens Hall.

Project websiteProject pamphlet
A short film by Rob St. John, Sam Mcloughlin and David Chatton Barker.

Produced between January and March 2014. Shot on digital and 8mm film with 35mm photographs in Barnoldswick, Rochdale and Middleton in North West England.

Shot by: Rob St. John and Sam McloughlinPhotographs by: David Chatton Barker and Rob St. JohnProduced by: Sam McloughlinMusic by: Sam McloughlinWords by: Rob St. JohnNarrated by: Cyril Black (Sam’s Grandad)
Funded by IdeasTap and the British Library as part of the Sound Edit: Accents and Dialects commission.

Project website
Project pamphlet

A short film by Rob St. John, Sam Mcloughlin and David Chatton Barker.

Produced between January and March 2014. Shot on digital and 8mm film with 35mm photographs in Barnoldswick, Rochdale and Middleton in North West England.

Shot by: Rob St. John and Sam Mcloughlin
Photographs by: David Chatton Barker and Rob St. John
Produced by: Sam Mcloughlin
Music by: Sam Mcloughlin
Words by: Rob St. John
Narrated by: Cyril Black (Sam’s Grandad)

Funded by IdeasTap and the British Library as part of the Sound Edit: Accents and Dialects commission.

I’ve a piece in the new island themed Caught by the River ‘Antidote to Indifference' magazine alongside work by Sarah Boden, Pictish Trail, Bill Drummond, Tim Dee and Amy Liptrot.  

I’ve a piece in the new island themed Caught by the River ‘Antidote to Indifference' magazine alongside work by Sarah Boden, Pictish Trail, Bill Drummond, Tim Dee and Amy Liptrot.  

'Farewell, Bastard Mountain' LP released 12th May 2014

'Farewell, Bastard Mountain' LP released 12th May 2014

As part of the education programme for Elizabeth Ogilvie’s ‘Out of Ice' exhibition in London, artist Jacob Bee and environmental writer and sound artist Rob St. John worked with teenagers in schools in Scotland and England, using sound to explore the role of water and ice in the natural world. Working with small groups equipped with field recorders, Bee and St. John encouraged listening, discussion and reflection on how sound informs us about the natural world, drawing together art, geography and the sciences. The teenagers became sonic ‘citizen scientists’ of their surroundings, documenting and teasing apart their relationships with the environment through sound. 
After an introduction to Elizabeth Ogilvie’s work, and a workshop on the themes behind Out of Ice, the students at three schools in Fife, Edinburgh and London led Jacob and Rob on a soundwalk around the environments close to home. Along the way the groups stopped to record their ideas about what sound tells them about the landscape, and the thoughts and feelings it inspires. The resulting radio programme was broadcast on Resonance FM on Friday 7th February at 1700.
Listen to the programme here.
outofice.org.uk/education/educational-events/Scottish environmental artist Elizabeth Ogilvie portrays the psychological, physical and poetic dimensions of ice and water in Out of Ice, a vast immersive installation specially created for the subterranean spaces of Ambika P3, London in January and February 2014. Fusing art, architecture and science in an experiential installation comprising ice, water, video projections and film, Ogilvie’s dramatic large-scale work is a portal to the hidden extremes of our planet.outofice.org.uk/exhibition/about/

As part of the education programme for Elizabeth Ogilvie’s ‘Out of Ice' exhibition in London, artist Jacob Bee and environmental writer and sound artist Rob St. John worked with teenagers in schools in Scotland and England, using sound to explore the role of water and ice in the natural world. 

Working with small groups equipped with field recorders, Bee and St. John encouraged listening, discussion and reflection on how sound informs us about the natural world, drawing together art, geography and the sciences. The teenagers became sonic ‘citizen scientists’ of their surroundings, documenting and teasing apart their relationships with the environment through sound. 

After an introduction to Elizabeth Ogilvie’s work, and a workshop on the themes behind Out of Ice, the students at three schools in Fife, Edinburgh and London led Jacob and Rob on a soundwalk around the environments close to home. Along the way the groups stopped to record their ideas about what sound tells them about the landscape, and the thoughts and feelings it inspires. 

The resulting radio programme was broadcast on Resonance FM on Friday 7th February at 1700.

Listen to the programme here.

outofice.org.uk/education/educational-events/

Scottish environmental artist Elizabeth Ogilvie portrays the psychological, physical and poetic dimensions of ice and water in Out of Ice, a vast immersive installation specially created for the subterranean spaces of Ambika P3, London in January and February 2014. Fusing art, architecture and science in an experiential installation comprising ice, water, video projections and film, Ogilvie’s dramatic large-scale work is a portal to the hidden extremes of our planet.

outofice.org.uk/exhibition/about/

Long essay on the Water of Life project to be published in the Random Spectacular journal in Summer 2014, alongside writing and visual art by Tommy Perman, John Andrews, Ceri Levy, Ralph Steadman, Noel Fielding and Angie Lewin amongst others.
Read on Issuu here.

Long essay on the Water of Life project to be published in the Random Spectacular journal in Summer 2014, alongside writing and visual art by Tommy Perman, John Andrews, Ceri Levy, Ralph Steadman, Noel Fielding and Angie Lewin amongst others.

Read on Issuu here.

A bit of writing about Barra on Caught by the River, also published in the next Antidote to Indifference fanzine.

A bit of writing about Barra on Caught by the River, also published in the next Antidote to Indifference fanzine.

Some writing and photography on revisiting Forest Pitch published today on Caught by the River.

Some writing and photography on revisiting Forest Pitch published today on Caught by the River.

Folklore Tapes MISC! ‘Chthonic Cities’ split between Water of Life (Rob St. John and Tommy Perman) and Williamson Tunnels (Carl Turney and Brian Campbell of Clinic) available next week through bandcamp, Caught by the River, Boomkat and Norman’s Records.
Digital Water of Life LP available here.

Folklore Tapes MISC! ‘Chthonic Cities’ split between Water of Life (Rob St. John and Tommy Perman) and Williamson Tunnels (Carl Turney and Brian Campbell of Clinic) available next week through bandcamp, Caught by the River, Boomkat and Norman’s Records.


Digital Water of Life LP available here.

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