THE BOOK BURIAL (student work 1975)

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  PROLOGUE Two identical, professionally bound books consisting of 600 blank pages, were each given titles representing headings from Roget’s Thesaurus. Book 484 was Roget’s heading for the term “Discovery” and Book 507 for the term “Expectation”. The pages of Book 484 and 507 were filled with identical notes, poetry, and narratives mostly concerned with […]

Illusion 1

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The original 8mm film was shot when I was studying my art degree in 1975. I rediscovered the reels, nearly destroyed by mould, in a box under the stairs, and had them digitally converted. I edited the resulting, (damaged and richly atmospheric) conversion and added ‘audio atmosphere’ and FX as the original footage was silent. […]

The Herald Solo

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Here I am, taking a break from restoring. It’s just a few steps away from the easel to the guitar cave. I’m playing this on my Garrison, which has since been stolen. It’s been replaced by a Martin 000-18. Needing a bit more cheering up I decided to commission a Fylde acoustic. Hopefully, that should […]

Bowie days

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I originally wrote this piece for GQ magazine in the immediate wake of David Bowie’s passing. Decided to post it here for those who might be interested. I first met David Bowie in the spring of 1969 when Comus, the band in which I played guitar, performed at The Three Tuns pub in Beckenham. The […]

“The Slow Train”

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THE SLOW TRAIN by Glenn Goring Because the action moves so slowly we are given the opportunity to observe the characters as if under a microscope. We are able to scrutinize their actions and perhaps secretly wonder about their destinies.¬†Using many layers of sound I have tried to create an atmosphere that reflects, in the […]