Strom Twenty Four.
I just returned from France where I have been recording ghosts and haunted areas of Paris for a show at the Pompidou Centre next year, so expect the spirits of Jim Morrison and Serge Gainsbourg to be featured in this uncomfortable work.
My closing chapter as Artist in Residence for BBC Radio 4 will be aired soon too, focusing quite aptly on The End, with a massive collage of the ends of films, radio programmes, music, stories, etc. It will be archived on my website soon but also available on the BBC radio site too.
June will welcome the release of the summery soundworld of Sulphur Records. Set up just over two years ago its agenda is a constantly evolving one, introducing innovative work by artists from all manner of disciplines. This compilation collects together works from our catalogue as well as presenting vigorous and hardy sounds by new artists, including Future Pilot AKA Vs Two Lone Swordsmen, DJ Spooky, Jeff Noon, David Toop,and countless others. It will be available on CD at the cheapest possible price in your nearest gramaphone store soon.
If you are London based try and catch some of the shows in the Urban Beats festival which is interesting, focusing on cities as varied as Dakar, Carakas, and Toyko with performances Buffalo Daughter / Cicala Mvta / An Chang Project on 11 May & Badmarsh And Shri / Trilok Gurtu / Joi on 12 May. Free after show concerts with all manner of other inspiring figures.
My Scannerworld USA tour will finally begin in Mexico in early July followed by a healthy jaunt around the country. Dates are currently being confirmed so it's a chance to meet up with everyone overseas then. I then repeat the prescription in Australia so a chance to buff up my body and surf all day long to keep healthy.
Email remains my consistent companion so please keep in touch.
::: diary dates :::
19 Brighton UK
Private Passion – Public Patronage conference
1/2 Budapest Hungary
11 Valencia Biennale Spain - opening of installation
14-16 Sonar Festival Spain - opening of 'Surface Noise' installation
21-23 Sadlers Wells Rambert Dance Company
::: listen :::
Mark Kozelek: What's Next To The Moon (Badman)
Various: Between Two Points (12K/Line)
Arne Nornheim: Electric (Rune Grammofon)
Sigus Ros: Svefn-G-Englar (Fat Cat)
::: read :::
Sylvia Plath: The Unabridged Journals (Anchor Books)
Ceal Floyer: Catalogue (Ikon)
Stewart Home: Jean Baudrillard & The Psychogeography of Nudism (Sabotage)
Let's Entertain: Life's Guilty Pleasures (Walker Art Centre)
::: recent releases:::
SULSP001 Scanner: 'Diary' - ltd edition CD
MELDCD3: Abir / Wales
BOU005 Scannerfunk: 'Wave of Light by Wave of Light'
SULCD008 Sulphur Records 'Compound' compilation