Saturday, March 14, 2015


Broadcasting live from The Center for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Radiophrenia is a temporary FM art radio station - a week-long exploration into current trends in sound and transmission arts. Radiophrenia aims to promote radio as an art form, encouraging experimental approaches to the medium that are not catered for by mainstream stations. Bringing you the best in local and international radio art, the station will be broadcasting 7-days a week, 24-hours a day.

The programme will include; soundscapes, spoken word, documentary, drama, radio experiments, found sound, challenging and radical new programme ideas. The schedule will include live shows and pre-recorded features as well as a series of specially commissioned ‘live-to-air’ performances at 7pm each day. Selected artists have been asked to respond to the unique circumstances of creating a work that is simultaneously a live performance and a radio broadcast, reflecting the fact that there will be an audience present in the theatre in addition to an unseen audience of listeners at home. Commissioned artists include Felix Kubin, The Resonance Radio Orchestra, Peter Lanceley, Shelly Nadashi, Jim Colquhoun, Kathryn Elkin, Nichola Scrutton, Julia Scott and Elizabeth Veldon. Tune in from 13 April on 87.9FM.

I'm pleased to say my own 'Shut-Eyed Stories' will also be part of Radiophrenia.

Radiophrenia - 87.9FM Mon 13 April — Sun 19 April 2015 Broadcasting live from CCA, 24-hours a day Theatre Space Listening Room: 12noon - 4pm (except during sound checks), Free, All ages Live performances: 7pm, Free but ticketed, Theatre, Ages 15+

Friday, March 13, 2015


Mount Maxwell Radio's fourth broadcast is now online. It's an excellent mix of music, featuring Panabrite, Lalo Schifrin, Louis and Bebe Barron, and The Children's Television Workshop. Listen to it here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Jones Benally Family

We saw the Jones Benally family perform at the Coconino Center for the Arts. Great show!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tove Jansson Paintings

Some pictures by Tove Jansson, the beloved creator of the Moomins. "The Hermit," pastel (1935), "Mystical Landscape," oil (1930s) and "Portrait of Maya Vanni by Tove," oil (1938).

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Leonora Carrington (paintings), and Penelope Rosemont (on Surrealism)

 “The Surrealists’ chosen method was the affirmation of the Marvelous – the production of disquietingly anti-rationalist images that disrupt positivist and other restrictive ways of thinking and being … therefore provoking (the beholder) to come to grips with their own inner reality and its relation to the external world.”

 “Surrealism does not reject reality but expands the definition of reality to include the unconscious.”
  – (paraphrasing)

"(The entire argument of) Surrealism … can be seen as a poetic warning of what Breton called the “extreme precariousness” of the human condition: If civilization persists on its disastrous path – denying dreams, degrading language, shackling love, destroying nature, perpetuating racism, glorifying authoritarian institutions, and reducing all that exists to the status of disposable commodities – then, for us, and the planet (devastation is certain)."

 – Penelope Rosemont