20 Jul 2016

as some of you may know, i've been working towards releasing a record of the guitar and voice songs/music of american microtonal composer harry partch for some time now - perhaps you've even see me play some of the music in concert! 

since consolidating what material will be presented on this record, and how i'd like it to be presented, i've been very keen to release it on vinyl [which will include a 12-page colour booklet, as well as a digital download of the album, bonus music exclusive to the vinyl release and other digital visual material].

pressing vinyl is an expensive business, especially if you want to produce something visually multi-faceted, and so i'm once more dipping my toe into the world of crowdfunding via the website pozible. the campaign details are here:

i was lucky enough to produce my last solo album on vinyl, due to the generosity of a number of people back at the beginning of 2014. Over the next 56 days i will attempt to raise the AUD$4600 [GBP£2600] needed to produce a limited edition run of 250 copies of the record.

these are tough economic times. this i know. even the smallest contribution will be greatly appreciated and will help towards making this record a reality. if you do decide to pledge towards my campaign, you will receive various rewards depending on your generosity. in its simplest form, this is essentially a way to pre-order the album.

when pledging, you can either sign in with your facebook account, or with your email address. There is also an option for your donation to be anonymous. your pledge amount will not be deducted unless i reach or exceed the target.

i would also very much appreciate if you could extend your support by sharing this link with anyone who may be interested, even if you're not. 

if you have any questions regarding this system, i'll be happy to answer them. if for some reason you're reluctant to donate money through the pozible website, i could in theory accept payments as a pre-order directly via paypal.

4 Jul 2016

back from europe after a short but whirlwind mini-tour...although i will be taking a hiatus from performing for the moment, i will very soon be launching a crowdfunding campaign for my next recording, presenting the voice and guitar music of american composer harry partch, as well as selected folksongs from his depression-era journal 'bitter music'. i sincerely hope that you will be a part of this.

7 Jun 2016

heading to amsterdam this week for a few days to perform a harry partch work and discuss exciting future collaborative plans, more to follow...soon after i'll be heading back to europe, with a mini-tour starting in paris. click on the performances page for more info...

15 May 2016

hope to have some confirmed dates for a mini-europe tour in june very soon...

19 Apr 2016

i'm performing next wednesday at cafe oto in london. my debut performance at oto, and only the second time i've actually played in london! i'm supporting the wonderful andrew tuttle from australia, and london-based musician and artist lisa busby.
go here for more information on everything.

13 Mar 2016

presenting a lecture-recital next week at the international guitar research centre, university of guildford, surrey, on harry partch's adapted guitars. more information here.

15 Feb 2016

...a quieter year performance-wise, but very busy writing and working on new music/songs for the planned two records i hope to release this year: one of my own material [vocals and weissenborn will be augmented by prepared zither, amongst other things!], and one of harry partch's works for guitar and voice. hoping to make it to spain and portugal, and possibly south america during the course of 2016 though!