Played a gig at the Horse Hospital for Caught By The River on Monday 27th, and had a chat with BBC Radio 3's Nick Luscombe.
A short excerpt from the gig including the film I made for it is below:
In October I was in Iceland coordinating the North Wind festival in Olafsfjordur + Akureyri. Probably the highlight was playing a gig on the decks on a herring trawler at the wonderful Herring Era Museum. A huge thanks to Anita for having us all to play.
A very big month culminating in my Cafe Oto gig. The film I used for that gig, and an approximate version of the set I played is on vimeo below:
I also played at the Space Textures event in Riga, Latvia and The Goodlife Festival in Wales.
The biggest news is that my album I had myself a nuclear spring, originally released via USB on Flaming Pines has had a major upgrade and is being put out on vinyl and CD via the Caught By the River label Rivertones.
It is out August 26 and you can get it here:
I have also made a video clip for Flicker, Flow from the album
I've done a new podcast for Shimmering Moods celebrating the last five years of Flaming Pines which you can listen to below.
And coming up in October I will be running a small sound art festival in northern Iceland.
I have two new EPs out in the last few months. I had myself a nuclear spring on my own label Flaming Pines. This is a USB release exploring the sonics of temporary wetlands surrounding the nuclear power complex in Marnay-sur-Seine, and shipping at the end of the month: It was a time of laboured metaphors a tape release on the US-label Helen Scarsdale.
I also did a broadcast for Framework radio exploring sonic transects in Belfast, Mexico (Tulum) and Velez Blanco in Spain. Listen here
And a podcast for the Netherlands imprint Shimmering Moods which is here
Has been a while between updates! Some big new news: I was lucky enough to be picked for the inaugral Biospheres soundscape project in Sian Ka'an in southern Mexico. So I head off there next month. My little suite of field recordings from Olafsjordour, Iceland have been getting a fair bit of attention which is nice. The wonderful Fluid Radio got in touch about them, and I've written a small introduction to them, and a small sound piece here. Some more awesome news is that my Doi Saket soundmap has been translated into Thai, which is of course only fitting. In news with my label, there is a wonderful new series looking at sonic portraits of obscure places, which so far features pieces by Sound Awakener, Siavash Amini, Zenjungle and Yuco. This can be viewed by an absolutely terrific website programmed an designed by Arash Akbari.
Finally, I've got a new EP to be released on memory stick called 'I had myself a nuclear spring' coming very soon!
The last two months have been pretty busy with residencies in Iceland and field recording work in Scotland. I have a sound diary of Iceland here, and also the wonderful A Closer Listen just published a very long interview with me as part of their Sound Propositions series. Thanks ACL and Joseph Sannicandro. Also Tobias Fischer and Lara Cory have just published their book Animal Music to which I contributed some writing.
My latest album Fabulations scored a review from The Wire magazine. Jim Haynes had this to say:
“Fabulations ripples with a liquid sadness. A Proustian ghostliness evanesces on tracks such as 'I remembered it all somewhere near Glasgow' , through a heartbreaking strum on her guitar, and traces of the landscape windswept through a softening blur of delay and decay. Beautifully done.” THE WIRE MAGAZINE.
Fabulations sold out a while ago but there are now a few CD copies on my bandcamp page as I did a little repress.
Also I'm just back from France + Spain, with some snippets of field recordings over on soundcloud