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New project underway in Lancashire.

New project underway in Lancashire.

Wind drawings made by children at the Out of Ice education workshop in London.  Wind drawing is an idea devised by Katie Fowlie, where children build contraptions out of paper, card, feathers and wood, which hang from string lines and catch moving air currents.  Suspended pens map the movement of these air currents on graph paper laid on the floor. 

Wind drawings made by children at the Out of Ice education workshop in London.  Wind drawing is an idea devised by Katie Fowlie, where children build contraptions out of paper, card, feathers and wood, which hang from string lines and catch moving air currents.  Suspended pens map the movement of these air currents on graph paper laid on the floor. 

A download of the Water of Life LP made in collaboration with Tommy Perman is now available: http://wateroflife.bandcamp.com/album/water-of-life-lp

A download of the Water of Life LP made in collaboration with Tommy Perman is now available: http://wateroflife.bandcamp.com/album/water-of-life-lp

Please note the event is free but space is extremely limited so places must be booked in advance.  Call 0131 220 0601 or email info@analoguebooks.co.uk to RSVP

Please note the event is free but space is extremely limited so places must be booked in advance.  Call 0131 220 0601 or email info@analoguebooks.co.uk to RSVP

The new Caught by the River ‘Antidote to Indifference’ fanzine is available, with writing by me, Richard Skelton, Robert Macfarlane, Melissa Harrison, Cheryl Tipp, Bill Drummond and lots more, and a great David Chatton Barker cover.

The new Caught by the River ‘Antidote to Indifference’ fanzine is available, with writing by me, Richard Skelton, Robert Macfarlane, Melissa Harrison, Cheryl Tipp, Bill Drummond and lots more, and a great David Chatton Barker cover.

Lots of new 120 and 35mm film photographs up on the Water of Life website with accompanying field recordings.

Lots of new 120 and 35mm film photographs up on the Water of Life website with accompanying field recordings.

New release in collaboration with Tommy Perman: ‘Water of Life’ on 7” recycled vinyl with six prints, six essays housed in a letterpressed folder.  Edition of 300.  Pre-order here.

New release in collaboration with Tommy Perman: ‘Water of Life’ on 7” recycled vinyl with six prints, six essays housed in a letterpressed folder.  Edition of 300.  Pre-order here.

A piece on our work with Sarah Kenchington’s Wind Pipes for Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Art Festival by Kate Molleson on the PRS for Music Foundation website (photo: Suzy Glass).

A piece on our work with Sarah Kenchington’s Wind Pipes for Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Art Festival by Kate Molleson on the PRS for Music Foundation website (photo: Suzy Glass).

1985 Soviet map of Pendle Hill.

1985 Soviet map of Pendle Hill.

Isles of the West

Next Friday (20th Sept), I’ll be taking off for Wester Ross and the Western Isles of Scotland for a couple of weeks with Tom WesternHanna Tuulikki, Drew Wright (Wounded Knee) and folks from Screen Bandita to play some music to accompany archive 16mm films.

I’ll be accompanying two films.  First, ‘Isles of the West' (1939), which surveys herring fishing, crofting, spinning and gatherings across Lewis, Harris, North and South Uist, Eriskay and Barra.  It's an interesting film, with some beautiful shots, narrated, perhaps, from an outsider's perspective.  Tom Western and I will be playing sine wave drones and open tuned guitar alongside some bits of sampled audio from the film to accompany.

Second, Tom, Drew and I will play a semi-improvised accompaniment to ‘A Cruise to St. Kilda and the Western Isles' (1929), the travelogue of a voyage by the SS Hebrides from Broomielaw, Glasgow to St. Kilda via Iona, Skye, Harris and Lewis.  Shot shortly before the final evacuation of St. Kilda in 1930, this film is a fascinating document of the last years of the dwindling community on this remote Atlantic outcrop.

I wrote a piece on land art, football and the wild for Craig Coulthard’s Forest Pitch exhibition book, which is launching on the 22nd August at Edinburgh College of Art.

I wrote a piece on land art, football and the wild for Craig Coulthard’s Forest Pitch exhibition book, which is launching on the 22nd August at Edinburgh College of Art.

With eagleowl and pals from Meursault, Broken Records and Nap Sholty, I’ve been writing for Sarah Kenchington’s ‘Wind Pipes for Edinburgh' at the Edinburgh Art Festival.  The pipes are incredible, and are open to the public daily at Trinity Apse, just off the Royal Mile.  We'll be performing there on 26th August from 1900 hours.

New project underway in Lancashire.

New project underway in Lancashire.

Wind drawings made by children at the Out of Ice education workshop in London.  Wind drawing is an idea devised by Katie Fowlie, where children build contraptions out of paper, card, feathers and wood, which hang from string lines and catch moving air currents.  Suspended pens map the movement of these air currents on graph paper laid on the floor. 

Wind drawings made by children at the Out of Ice education workshop in London.  Wind drawing is an idea devised by Katie Fowlie, where children build contraptions out of paper, card, feathers and wood, which hang from string lines and catch moving air currents.  Suspended pens map the movement of these air currents on graph paper laid on the floor. 

A download of the Water of Life LP made in collaboration with Tommy Perman is now available: http://wateroflife.bandcamp.com/album/water-of-life-lp

A download of the Water of Life LP made in collaboration with Tommy Perman is now available: http://wateroflife.bandcamp.com/album/water-of-life-lp

Please note the event is free but space is extremely limited so places must be booked in advance.  Call 0131 220 0601 or email info@analoguebooks.co.uk to RSVP

Please note the event is free but space is extremely limited so places must be booked in advance.  Call 0131 220 0601 or email info@analoguebooks.co.uk to RSVP

The new Caught by the River ‘Antidote to Indifference’ fanzine is available, with writing by me, Richard Skelton, Robert Macfarlane, Melissa Harrison, Cheryl Tipp, Bill Drummond and lots more, and a great David Chatton Barker cover.

The new Caught by the River ‘Antidote to Indifference’ fanzine is available, with writing by me, Richard Skelton, Robert Macfarlane, Melissa Harrison, Cheryl Tipp, Bill Drummond and lots more, and a great David Chatton Barker cover.

Lots of new 120 and 35mm film photographs up on the Water of Life website with accompanying field recordings.

Lots of new 120 and 35mm film photographs up on the Water of Life website with accompanying field recordings.

New release in collaboration with Tommy Perman: ‘Water of Life’ on 7” recycled vinyl with six prints, six essays housed in a letterpressed folder.  Edition of 300.  Pre-order here.

New release in collaboration with Tommy Perman: ‘Water of Life’ on 7” recycled vinyl with six prints, six essays housed in a letterpressed folder.  Edition of 300.  Pre-order here.

A piece on our work with Sarah Kenchington’s Wind Pipes for Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Art Festival by Kate Molleson on the PRS for Music Foundation website (photo: Suzy Glass).

A piece on our work with Sarah Kenchington’s Wind Pipes for Edinburgh at the Edinburgh Art Festival by Kate Molleson on the PRS for Music Foundation website (photo: Suzy Glass).

1985 Soviet map of Pendle Hill.

1985 Soviet map of Pendle Hill.

Isles of the West

Next Friday (20th Sept), I’ll be taking off for Wester Ross and the Western Isles of Scotland for a couple of weeks with Tom WesternHanna Tuulikki, Drew Wright (Wounded Knee) and folks from Screen Bandita to play some music to accompany archive 16mm films.

I’ll be accompanying two films.  First, ‘Isles of the West' (1939), which surveys herring fishing, crofting, spinning and gatherings across Lewis, Harris, North and South Uist, Eriskay and Barra.  It's an interesting film, with some beautiful shots, narrated, perhaps, from an outsider's perspective.  Tom Western and I will be playing sine wave drones and open tuned guitar alongside some bits of sampled audio from the film to accompany.

Second, Tom, Drew and I will play a semi-improvised accompaniment to ‘A Cruise to St. Kilda and the Western Isles' (1929), the travelogue of a voyage by the SS Hebrides from Broomielaw, Glasgow to St. Kilda via Iona, Skye, Harris and Lewis.  Shot shortly before the final evacuation of St. Kilda in 1930, this film is a fascinating document of the last years of the dwindling community on this remote Atlantic outcrop.

I wrote a piece on land art, football and the wild for Craig Coulthard’s Forest Pitch exhibition book, which is launching on the 22nd August at Edinburgh College of Art.

I wrote a piece on land art, football and the wild for Craig Coulthard’s Forest Pitch exhibition book, which is launching on the 22nd August at Edinburgh College of Art.

With eagleowl and pals from Meursault, Broken Records and Nap Sholty, I’ve been writing for Sarah Kenchington’s ‘Wind Pipes for Edinburgh' at the Edinburgh Art Festival.  The pipes are incredible, and are open to the public daily at Trinity Apse, just off the Royal Mile.  We'll be performing there on 26th August from 1900 hours.

Isles of the West

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