I've completed my radio play, A Grimoire of Silence (30'), for Delta Pi Productions, an Onassis Centre commission. Because the work has many discursive layers I chose to adopt a narrative approach with two voices, my own and that of fellow Borders artist Clare Watson. I say narrative but it's a slippery, fragmented, and dislocated affair. More soon towards the beginning of December when the work is due to be aired.
I'm pleased to report that my new composition, Stirring Space with a Timestick (50'), is mastered and ready for cd replication. This long-form piece reshapes and remixes some old works that weren't quite working. Nothing like a new pair of PSI Audio speakers and a DMG Equilibrium software (highly recommended) to keep you right, especially if you're dealing with multiple streams of very dense textures that occupy similar spectral territories. I took on board the many requests (and scoldings) from acquaintances and fellow musicians who've advised me for some time now to get the finger out and put my music on to cd, as opposed to waiting for someone else to do it for me. So after some paltry attempts at self-production I've started my own label, Jumblesticks Records (try finding a title that nobody else has used these days). Should be available early December. After that I'll be remastering some other earlier pieces for publication in the new year