Left Coast

Giddy with a new romance, swaying under a hangover that could have floored a horse and upright only because I lacked the energy to lie down I scribbled a setting of Left Coast by Ming Holden, one of my favourite poets. An hour later I was looking at a dense, spinning score for three violins, threeContinue reading “Left Coast”

New York Pt 1: globalFEST 2015 with Sam Lee

Not many people know that I grew up in the United States, largely because not many people ask. If they did, I’d tell them about a picturesque corner of Maryland, all lemonade stands, brunches, yard sales and little league baseball, sort of Desperate Housewives without the deep frustration, violence and barely concealed sexual mischief. At least as farContinue reading “New York Pt 1: globalFEST 2015 with Sam Lee”

First Look at Tantalus, a new ballet by Three Satyrs

I love dancers. I love the bravery of performing without an instrument to lean on or hide behind, without words to explain what you’re doing or how the audience should feel about it, stepping out as a body in a room full of bodies and making the case that all the other bodies should shutContinue reading “First Look at Tantalus, a new ballet by Three Satyrs”

Playing with Nine Lives Yoga at the British Yoga Festival

This past weekend I was at the British Yoga Festival accompanying an acroyoga performance by Nine Lives Yoga. I played the Mongolian yoochin, a hammer dulcimer, alongside Anne Malone on hang. Accompanying movement is about as fun as musical performance gets. I’m always on the look out for opportunities to write and play for dance, physical theatre and circus,Continue reading “Playing with Nine Lives Yoga at the British Yoga Festival”