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Monday 7th December

December 7, 2009

Going into Sunday evening’s duo concert by Taku Unami and Angharad Davies I knew there would be empty cardboard boxes involved, as I had heard reports of their almost...

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Sunday 29th November

November 29, 2009

So I spent yesterday evening in Bristol, without an umbrella, which means I got extremely wet on more than one occasion. If they didn’t hide the concert venue in...

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Sunday 22nd November

November 23, 2009

I’m not feeling so great tonight, really weary after a busy twenty-four hours. Last night I went into London to catch a concert that saw me have to take...

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Wednesday 18th November

November 19, 2009

I have recently been reading a lot of Eddie Prevost’s writing, both going back over his two  earlier books of improvisational practice and also reading his contribution to the...

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Monday 27th October

October 27, 2009

So Chip Shop Music with Toshimaru Nakamura then. Caveats out of the way to begin with- I consider Paul Vogel and David Lacey, (two of the group) to be...

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Friday 3rd July

July 3, 2009

Today was a hot, uncomfortable, infuriating and depressing day in equal parts. I got little done that I really needed to be doing and ended up having unnecessary online...

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Sunday 28th June

June 29, 2009

Another hot stuffy day with quite a bit of it sat on ridiculously hot and overcrowded trains and buses as I headed up to Cafe Oto again, this time...

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Saturday 27th June

June 28, 2009

So how many improv  groups are there out there that can boast two members called Phil, two called Ben, a Jonathan, a John and a Jane and still have...

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Saturday 20th June

June 20, 2009

Sorry for last night’s brief grumpy post. I didn’t enjoy the journey to London and back much last night, mainly because I was very tired after five straight days...

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Monday 15th June

June 16, 2009

and so to Friday then… I was up really early despite the late night before and headed into the city centre to make an appointment with one of the...

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Sunday 14th June

June 15, 2009

So the Unnamed Music Festival, its people, its places and its music. This may take more than one day to write about, but its 11PM right now as I...

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Tuesday 2nd June

June 3, 2009

So last night I rushed away from work and caught two overground and one underground train to be able to get to Goldsmiths College way down in New Cross,...

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Sunday 24th May

May 24, 2009

So then to yet another concert write-up, this time of the second Sotto Voce all day (well, 4-11PM) concert held at the somewhat rough and ready but also quite...

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Saturday 23rd May

May 23, 2009

A beautifully warm and sunny day here today and so what better way to spend the afternoon and evening than in a hot dusty old warehouse listening to music?...

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Friday 22nd May

May 22, 2009

Its never easy to write about live music a day or two after the event unless you have a recording to help you remember, which on this occasion I...

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Thursday 21st May

May 21, 2009

Well its nice to be able to collapse at home tonight after work. I’m really feeling the after effects of a few crazy days tonight. Not that I have...

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Monday 18th May

May 18, 2009

Today’s header image has a special resonance for me, being part of the original sleeve design I proposed for the cover of wedding ceremony, the recent Cathnor disc. It...

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Tuesday 5th May

May 6, 2009

So going back to yesterday’s concert. I’m going to begin at the end and work backwards.The last set I saw before leaving was the trio of John Coxon, (electric...

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Sunday 3rd May

May 4, 2009

 “Welcome to AMMMusic” Those were the last words of Eddie Prevost’s introduction to this evening’s augmented AMM quintet performance. As he sat down behind his minimal tam tam...

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Thursday 16th April

April 16, 2009

So a day off of work today and another trip to Café Oto, mid-afternoon on this occasion to see a short solo performance by the Japanese musician Akio Suzuki,...

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Wednesday 15th April

April 16, 2009

Before the concert I attended last night I had a drink and a chat with Seymour Wright about some of our earliest experiences of attending improv concerts. By the...

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Instal09 – Day Three

March 28, 2009

On Sunday, the final day of the festival, engaging conversation over lunch meant we arrived at The Arches too late to hear Phil Minton’s feral choir performance, and so...

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Instal09 – Day Two

March 26, 2009

Saturday’s main performances all took place at The Arches, the multi-room venue housed within the large brick arches below Glasgow Central railway station. Actually there had been some kind...

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Instal09 – Day One

March 24, 2009

First of all, I clearly have similar musical tastes to Barry Esson, at least in part. As the weeks approaching Instal09 went by and more names were added to...

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Saturday 21st March

March 21, 2009

My thumb still aches from yesterday so I’ve found a little internet cafe this morning. Even though I thought I had booked the same hotel this year as last...

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Sunday 15th March

March 15, 2009

Once Seen never forgotten? Probably not… I’ve been listening this evening to the recording of The Seen’s concert I attended a few weeks back and wrote about here. This is...

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Wednesday 11th March

March 11, 2009

Well as much as my head wanted to go into London again tonight my body wasn’t having any of it. Today at work I was just so tired I...

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Tuesday 10th March

March 10, 2009

Yes you guessed it I’m on a train again. Seeing as I spent much of the day at work drinking coffee in an attempt to stay awake heading into...

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Friday 20th February

February 21, 2009

So last night’s concert then. I really enjoyed myself by the way. No matter what the music was like it was good to spend a little time with nice...

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Friday 13th February

February 14, 2009

OK so I’m predicatable. I really like Ben Drew’s A Folding Table release. Like he said I would. I’m not sure whether to be happy that I really like...

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Sunday 8th February

February 8, 2009

So last night I attended the Compost and Height first birthday gig, my first concert since the crazy week in November when I went to something like ten in...

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Of sea dogs and apple crumble

November 14, 2008

As alluded to in the post below I made another brief trip to Dublin a couple of weeks back, flying out on the Friday and returning home Sunday afternoon....

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Different waters

September 27, 2008

Last Sunday after wandering around the Tate we had a not so fantastic Italian meal before making our way up to Café Oto to see a concert. Attending this...

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Hello Oto

September 18, 2008

When the Red Rose Club in London closed its doors to music earlier this year to begin a new life as a snooker hall things did not look good...

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A cure for the summertime blues

July 18, 2008

Bleeurgh its been a rotten summer. A rotten year so far if I’m honest. Cue yet another meta-introduction to a much delayed post… The last six weeks or so...

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The long (not very) winding road

May 26, 2008

Yesterday, just for a change I went into London and attended the Tate Modern. Getting there early I took my usual stroll around my favourite haunts (For anyone that...

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Torn apart by a Tragedy of Listening

May 25, 2008

Well what can I say? I’ve only really known Luigi Nono’s Prometeo for about eighteen months, having discovered and immediately fallen in love with first the original 1985 release...

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A well-placed trousercough in the void of silence

May 6, 2008

You know the score, busy, stressed, no time etc… OK I need to do some catching up again. Since that post from the internet café in Dublin I’ve begun...

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I am sitting in a room…

February 18, 2008

For three days in mid February, Antoine Beuger, Radu Malfatti and Manfred Werder, three members of the Wandelweiser collective of composers took up a residency in a room deep...

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Catching Up

December 26, 2007

Well I had intended writing at length about all of the concerts I caught towards the end of this year, but time and creative and physical energies haven’t allowed...