Category Archives: Sounds of Spaces and Places

Ancient elemental alchemy

. deep time encoded black diamonds murmur fire music. energies of wind and wood weave lambent tongues of ancient elemental alchemy .

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Echoes of the Pioneers: Three Beehives in Leven

Recently, we have been visiting the area around the coastal town of Leven.  A fairly long piece is slowly coming to fruition.  Until then, here is a short post. ≈ Walk up Durie Street in Leven and listen out for … Continue reading

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Two Spectral Trees – Somewhere North of Devilla Forest

Looking up to the ridge, over the evergreen crowns, two spectral trees hang mid-air in the limpid heat. A  smoke spiral, all coiled movement, settles to stillness as a Rorschach blot of charcoal smudge bleeds into sun saturated blue. The universe … Continue reading

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(Always) Between Something and Nothing

The white centre … is both an emptiness and an energy generator. Your eye is continually drawn back to its white silence, its void-ness. Then your attention is propelled out again along the twisting road-ways. The eye cycles back and … Continue reading

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On experiencing a live performance of Morton Feldman’s Coptic Light

At the Edinburgh International Festival. Saturday 1st September, 2012. Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by David Robertson. ◊ A sounded weave ‘pedals’ on spectral slubs of small differences. Time’s flow, slows, to stasis a colour field revealed, in asymmetries of … Continue reading

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4’33″ on a train – John Cage Centennial, 5th September 2012

Our modest contribution to the John Cage centennial celebrations. On 5th September 2012, we decided to undertake a performance of 4’33″on the train from Falkirk High to Glasgow Queen Street. Raising and lowering the seat tray served to mark the … Continue reading

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s i l e n t l y .. b e i n g .. s i l e n t

silently being silent ~ being silent silently . Now playing: Eliane Radigue – Transamorem – Transmortem

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The Firebugs of Kreuzberg

Retain your memories but détourn them so that they correspond with your era. Asger Jorn We are in Berlin travelling on the U-Bahn to Kottbusser Tor in Kreuzberg. It is a gloriously warm April morning with fists of sunlight starting … Continue reading

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Sounds of Spaces and Places – Week ending 26th February 2012 CE

I hint of filigree, a thread of presence folds into darkness. Like draped silk, a whisper of air folds into silence. there…/…not there. II Sounds like Ed Blackwell, and Max Roach are gi’en it laldy in the park’s municipal bin. … Continue reading

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Levitate the Crags!

One of the most direct ways to immerse yourself in Fife’s liminal energies is to walk the Coastal Path. Out on the edge at the intersection of land and sea is always a receptive  place to be.  However, for the … Continue reading

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