Housekeeping

Sunday 8 February 2009

  1. What passes for my discography is now online. I’m considering ways to putting up my music with better audio quality, but for practicality’s sake all downloadable music on this site will stay in mp3 format for now. More mp3s can be found via the main music page.
  2. A better quality recording of Redundens 6i is now ready, along with two more pieces from the Redundens series: Redundens 1b for piano and Redundens 6 for organ.
  3. Sarsaparilla is down at the moment; I don’t know why. The site is undergoing a redesign in any case, so should be available again soon with a spiffy new look.

Unemployed at last!

Wednesday 14 January 2009

I’m back again. I was going to update the blog with posts about finally getting to see the Rothko show at the Tate gossip about the impending Stockhausen gig at the Barbican, as well as preparing some new music webpages and oh who am I kidding I got sacked today.
Not my fault!
First thoughts on getting the DCM:
  • My girlfriend is going to kill me.
  • Whoo! Monday off.
  • Productive time wasted on looking for another job. Bleah.
  • I won’t have to finish that boring budget stuff or organise that boring meeting next month. Good.
It’s been a rollercoaster, as you can see.

Root of an Unfocus

Monday 5 January 2009

New year’s resolution: stop making promises. A late offer of a car trip through the countryside over the weekend crueled my plans for staying home updating a silly old blog.
Also, I’ve thought about offering my own review of 2008, as others have done, but unlike last year no neat list comes to mind. For a number of reasons both within and outside of my control it was a sketchy, underwhelming year. Not enough travel, not enough art, not enough pleasant social intercourse.
For the greater part of the year I was preoccupied with legal hassles involving the dodgy dealings of a real estate company who lost some money I’d paid them, which they decided entitled them to send the bailiffs around demanding I pay them again, plus interest. So for me, when I think highlights of the year, I think of taking those chancers to court and watching the judge smacking them – almost literally.
Apart from that, the thing that really sticks out is, a year after his death, just how important Stockhausen is to music, and probably to the arts in general. Over the past year his name has come up again and again. I saw and heard more by and about Stockhausen in the past year than in the rest of my life put together. In fact, I’ll be hearing more later this month.

Normal activity resumes tomorrow

Thursday 1 January 2009

The new computer is being broken in. Happy 2009 to everyone.

END YEAR: CATASTROPHIC HARD DRIVE FAILURE

Friday 26 December 2008

Cabin Fever

Friday 19 December 2008

As in I’ve been cooped up at home the last three days alternately sweating and shivering with alarming rapidity. That’s all I got. What’s happening with youse guys?

Exciting Housekeeping Stuff

Sunday 7 December 2008

For the sake of completeness, the full post on Google vs Death has now been included in this blog, having originally appeared at Sarsaparilla.
Name and subject indices have been updated to 15 November.

Hard Drive Reformat!

Saturday 15 November 2008

Back soon maybe. Wish me luck!

There’s Always Trouble For Someone

Sunday 19 October 2008


Big news this week, take my word for it.

Tuesday 16 September 2008

1. My String Quartet No.2 (Canon in Beta) continues its conquering of the southern hemisphere when the Redrawing show tours to Tasmania. It opens this Friday, 19 September, at CAST (Contemporary Art Space Hobart), 27 Tasma Street, North Hobart, and runs to 12 October.
More information about Redrawing can be found here. CAST’s website is… currently under redevelopment.
2. My “World Class Anxiety” post from earlier this year has now been published in a revised, improved form in the latest issue of Meanjin – volume 67, number 3.
The new, redesigned Meanjin is over 200 pages of fiction, essays, and poetry – including several contributions from fellow Sarsaparilla writers. Meanjin’s website is… currently under redevelopment.

It’s been a long week.

Tuesday 2 September 2008

It resumes. Not normal, but service.

Sunday 24 August 2008

I’ve just joined NetNewMusic, the networking site for “the world of non-pop, contemporary classical/indy/avant-whatever musics”. My profile page is a bit daggy right now but give me a few quiet days at work and I’ll start getting amongst it. At least there’s a few streaming mp3s up there for now.
The slightly-revamped main website now has a page dedicated to writing, including a few of my articles available online.
Name and subject indices have been updated to 12 August 2008. About time too.

Now with its own web page

Saturday 26 July 2008


New on the Art pages

Thursday 17 July 2008

Two of my art exhibitions now have pages up on the main site, with some background information about the shows and a few photos to pretty it all up.
Redrawing: String Quartet No.2 (Canon in Beta): All about the audiovisual installation I made for the Redrawing exhibition last month. Who’d have thought so much could be said about a blank screen and a D chord?
Mock Tudor No.2 (Why doesn’t someone get him a Pepsi?): “Every once in a while Don would scream at his mother ‘Sue! Get me a Pepsi!’ There was nothing else to do in Lancaster.” My first live sound installation, generating feedback with two loudspeakers and a microphone. Presented at Bus gallery in 2002.

Well Sorted

Friday 11 July 2008

Name and subject indices are now updated to the end of May. Yeah, well I’ve been busy.