Something for the weekend, Sir? A Turkish Bath part 2

(For obvious reasons, all photos in this blog are taken from the internet; I didn’t take my camera in with me…) You left me, dear reader, clad in a peştemal and trying to suck my stomach in whilst essaying a … Continue reading

Something for the weekend, Sir? A Turkish Bath part 1

Every middle aged man is required to be self-confident, bullish and able to deal with a variety of situations in a phlegmatic and self-assured manner. Few circumstances are permitted to penetrate that veneer of worldly wisdom and boundless self-assurance. With … Continue reading

Writing For Percussion 4 – The Reich Stuff

Steve Reich & homogenous groupings As a demonstration of instrument families, it’s hard to better the writing of Steve Reich as an exemplar. Here are a few examples of Steve Reich’s composing, which until about 1973 was almost entirely based around … Continue reading

Amelia and the Mapmaker

Amelia and the Mapmaker is the new name for the show ‘Everything and Nothing’ that I toured with the19thstep theatre company in 2011. This video was put together to promote the show. It’s a pretty hard plot to describe; bringing … Continue reading