Monday, June 17, 2013

Change of Start Time for GORGING LIMPET

Anyone contemplating checking out the eerie results of the work Karen Power and I (with invaluable assistance from Michael Higgins) have been shaping over recent weeks, please take note:

Gorging Limpet will be performed at 6pm on the evenings of the 27th, 28th and 29th of this month, not at 8.30pm as previously advertised.

For more information, or to book tickets:

We also advise anyone coming along to bring a jumper, as it's liable to get a wee bit nippy in the site-specific space we're using, even if the sun is beating down outside. Hope to see you there...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Image Turned Down, the second release by Cinema Cyanide, is now online:

Cinema Cyanide is a sound project by Dean Kavanagh, Rouzbeh Rashidi and me. And it's pretty creepy...

Monday, June 10, 2013

Fractals @ IFI Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Fractals are presenting Involuntray Participation, the previous collaboration between Karen Power and myself (in its DVD edit) as part of their latest inter-media programme at the IFI, Dublin. Karen and I will be present for the screening.

Our upcoming performance, Gorging Limpet, is progressing nicely. Tickets can now be bought at:

Please note, each performance is limited to thirty spectators, so please book early.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The Trail of Allan Dwan

A piece I've written on Allan Dwan's "breezy, gracefully frenetic, and altogether delicious western" Trail of the Vigilantes (1940) has appeared in a splendid new e-book, Allan Dwan: A Dossier, edited by David Phelps and Gina Telaroli in collaboration with the online magazine Lumiere. This meaty, well illustrated 460-page e-tome looks destined to fast become the go-to reference for anyone interested in this great, often neglected director.

A multi-lingual version is now available for free download. English and Spanish versions will follow soon. To find out more about the book, and to download it, visit this page.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013


Here's me looking slightly small and lost in the space which Karen Power and I (with help from Michael Higgins) will be using for our sound/film installation/performance Gorging Limpet.

This will take place as part of Cork's Midsummer Festival in a little over three weeks. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page here.

And here's our poster, designed by Rouzbeh Rashidi (click on image to enlarge):

Sunday, June 02, 2013

LEVE Vinyl On Sale Now

The good folk at Artistic Association LEVE have announced the following:

G R A B A C I O N E S D E C A M P O # 0 1

Grabaciones de Campo#01 comprises a selection of sound and musical pieces that intervene in a specific soundscape. Taking as a starting point the registration of a concrete site and its specific acoustics, the artists intervened in it or captured the natural sonic events that make the location unique. All the pieces were recorded in 2012, mostly in the vicinity of the rural village Castro de Cepeda, located in a low mountain range in the north of Spain. The recordings were made around the village itself, both in its geographical surroundings, and in the recording studio built in the village. This studio was constructed in an old barn and cattle stable, and refurbished with respect for its original construction materials: stone, mud, and bales of straw. A distinctive feature of the songs is due in part to the acoustic conditions of the studio space, which was intentionally left exposed to the intrusion of accidental sound and offers a sound matter that is not 'neutral'. The songs, recorded in one-take sessions, become field recordings. They coexist harmonically with the other non-musical pieces that make this edition. This edition has no cuts between pieces, as it has been designed to be experienced as long, uninterrupted takes of 10 minutes each (the duration of each side of the vinyl).

Maximilian Le Cain, Background
A montage of sound impressions recorded during a stay in Castro de Cepeda. Processed and edited later in Cork (Ireland), they are part of the soundtrack of the short film Background (video and Super8), which also features footage shot in situ.

Matrimonio, El Pirómano
Birds nested in the sound studio and magpies invaded it with their rattle when Juan Carlos Fernández (Spanish guitar and vocals) was recording his next musical project with Gloria Vilches (chorus).

Rafael Martínez del Pozo, Ranas
In spring hundreds of frogs sing loudly from the pond near the village. Cacahuete and Leo slipped in during the recording.

Lorena Álvarez, Centro de atención
An alternative take to the one that appears in her debut album 'Anónimo' (Sones, 2012). Conceived as a field recording, it was performed and recorded next to the frogs' pond.

Esperanza Collado, El arco incandescente
At dusk, the street lightning is activated, motivated by astronomical clocks and photocells. The long wait is interspersed with subtle interventions of mallet and cymbal.

Roldán, Te crece el pelo
A song executed and recorded at once and unexpectedly, just when we all thought the recording session was finished.

Laida Lertxundi, Fizzle 6
The landscape geography and diegetic sound of Laida's filmography made the only off-site collaboration in this project very appealing. The piece gathers sound recordings from various shoots in Los Angeles, Pyrenees, Normandy, Baleares, and Madrid.

Las Hermanas Diego, Haz un hueco para
Three people play simultaneously in different spaces of the house. The sounds travel between rooms. Kantia Diego composes and sings. Esperanza and Rafa accompany her.

This edition has been produced with a grant for cultural projects from Instituto Leonés de Cultura. 

If you would like to buy a copy, send an email to:
1 copy is 10€ + postage
1 box of 10 copies is 60€ + postage

Saturday, June 01, 2013


Weird Weird Movie Kids Do Not Watch The Movie, a feature length collaboration between Rouzbeh Rashidi and myself, starring Eadaoin O'Donoghue, is now complete. Plans are hatching to premiere it in Dublin this summer. Watch this space...