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Lost Lake in the UK last month

19 January 2012
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(75% of Lost Lake, live in Newcastle: L-R Mark Vernon, Luke Fowler, me)

Last month I ended up back in Glasgow for a week to work with Luke Fowler in our Lied Music project, though this time we have formally merged it with Vernon and Burns, using the name Lost Lake.  Mark Vernon and Barry Burns, with whom we recorded the 2006 LP Lied Music vs. Boy-Band Tax Returns, are two of the most...
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Book report: 'The San Francisco Tape Music Center', ed. David W. Bernstein

19 January 2012
The San Francisco Tape Music Center: 1960s Counterculture and the Avant-Garde is a stunning work that achieves the history it intended to write while also providing stimulating inspiration about sound and approaches to creating it.  Editor David W. Bernstein presents a series of articles that detail the history, occasionally repeating information but allowing a pluralistic set of...
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Summer 2010: Kalasataman Konttiaukio + Helsinki Public School

19 January 2012
As mentioned in the previous post, Part Oy has offered Helsinki Public School a shipping container to use for classes + events to be housed at the new Kalasatama development.
 
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There will be 9 containers arranged about halfway up the western side of the harbour (where #4 is marked on the map).  Besides us, there will be Dodo, two theatre groups, Kuvataideakatamia, ...
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The Public School Helsinki: last weekend, and the future

19 January 2012
Summer is almost here, and summer will (almost certainly) bring us a large empty shipping container, "permanently" landlocked in the Kalasatama harbour.  This is part of an initiative between the city and Part which will be an ongoing 25-year project to revitalise Kalasatama.  We're looking forward to using the container as a classroom for most Public School events this summer, and...
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Thoughts on Treme, so far

19 January 2012

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Once again, it is possible to immerse oneself into the magical synthesis of language, people and artifice that is the David Simon city-fiction.  What worried me, before seeing the 80 minute pilot of Treme, is that Simon would stray from the write what you know rule its inarguable that he is a master of all things Baltimore, but tackling post-Katrina New Orleans?
 

I have never been to...
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Ptarmigan artist-in-residency programme

19 January 2012
Ptarmigan was funded by The Nordic Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture administrated by the Nordic Culture Point!  We will be able to offer three 2-month residencies in 2010 to residents of the Nordic and Baltic countries (outside of Finland).


In true Ptarmigan fashion, we are interested in people who do similar things to what we do.  So while we are looking for artists and cultural...
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