Martin Heslop and Helen Tookey have been awarded a prestigious two-week residency at Elizabeth Bishop’s childhood home in Great Village, Nova Scotia, Canada during September 2019. They will be developing a new music and text work using field recordings made during their stay.
See and hear more from their ongoing collaboration here.
New text and sound work, Squall by Martin Heslop and Helen Tookey. Premiered on Radiophrenia, May 2019. Listen here:
Read and listen to more from their ongoing collaboration here
ALTERNATING CURRENTS | featuring voices of W. N. Herbert, Fiona Sampson, Sean O’Brien, Helene Gelens, Elma van Haren and Menno Wigman.
Commissioned by the Poettrio Experiment for Newcastle Poetry Festival 2018.
Thanks to Lindsay Rodden and Julia Heslop.
Music/Text/Song/Visual work by Alan Dunn, Martin Heslop & Jeff Young in collaboration with Mariners’ Park.
This new album captures The Lighthouse Invites the Storm performances and has been produced in a numbered edition of 1000.
To request a copy of the CD, email Alan Dunn at email@example.com
The CD is free, but any contributions towards p&p are welcome and can be made here: http://alandunn67.co.uk/lowrycd.html
See here for The Lighthouse Invites the Storm project page with audio-visual documentation.
(Also listen to Jeff’s recent series of Radio 3 essays, Kaleidoscope of Muses here)
4 Excerpts from Lighthouse…:
New work ALTERNATING CURRENTS: TRANSMISSIONS FROM THE NORTH SEA to be presented at Newcastle Poetry festival at Sage, Gateshead on Thursday 3rd May.
Commissioned by the Poettrio Experiment (more info: here), a new immersive sound work in response to collaborative poetry translation from leading Dutch and British poets. Imagined as an intercepted cross-border broadcast, Alternating Currents explores the intersection of language, code and music.
Album of electronic composition, spoken voice and song to be released in July.
Drawing on the stories of merchant seamen, sea-voyages, journeys through the Liverpool night and the rise and fall of Mersey tides, this experimental cross art form composition, was initially commissioned by the Bluecoat and Liverpool John Moores University for live shows in July 2017.
Music and songs by Martin Heslop
Visual art by Alan Dunn
Text by Jeff Young
With Jack Roberts, Mersey Wylie and Vidar Norheim.
More information to follow in the next few weeks.