Entries for May 2018
Almost there with the (infra)structures mapping... here's a peek at Derby Jazz. The area shows the venues they use (although the area it covers is clearly wider—so is this a sensible way of doing this?).
Okay. New resource, currently very empty, and in a VERY early form: (infra)structure(s). Have a look, let me know. #jazz #improv
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New feature on the (infra)structure(s) map for displaying development agencies. When entering details on the form, you can now select the scope of your organisation (if you do development) by county.
If you haven't listened and watched this video yet... I think it's really powerful!
new (s)kin song—b(loss)om
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More work on the (infra)structure(s) map. I find map popups fiddly, so I wrote something to display the full info on an organisation when you click on the map.
If you're interested in the resources I have made (including THE RHIZOME, made with Tom Ward), there's some reading here:
And if you're wondering what music I'm making at the moment, then I have put out five albums so far this year, excluding the three new downloads from yana that are out today.
A poem of mine was published in the Riffs Special Edition journal, for Surge in Spring II! You can read it here:
the line exposes my life. (s)kin.
My most recent collection of new unnotated music: (s)kin: five
It's not insomnia. I am just awake two hours earlier than normal. I do 4–6 hours of admin and 2–3 hours of playing (because of (s)kin) almost every day; but being in Graz last week has put me far, far behind...
The 12th International Jazz Conference in Graz was fascinating, intense, near giddying. Lots of new connections; old friendships. Plenty to think about. My own presentation went well, although I did run out of time.
My treatment in Graz outside the realms of the conference was okay—there was one place where I was resolutely not served for 20min but I think it bothered them more that I was there.
But—inside the conference it was an amazing feeling, one where an idea could be presented, or talked about—and then it was listened to and discussed. In full! Which has not been the story in my soon-to-be previous field.
Speaking of gigs, I'm in London with the legendary Paul Dunmall in June!
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