DUNKANOS UPDATE – JULY 2008
August 2007 I took a tent to the Lake District spent 8 days travelling
on foot and came back with a beard. Towards the end of the year began making
performance art. This year more performances, more drawings. Almost no
music. Almost finished writing my book “Ecstatic Notebook”, at one point
seemed to be within 3 or 4 weeks of completion but got sidetracked again.
Three Young Mountains books published this year, and a hardback one on
Cranach in the works. Moved house and got a little lazy for a while but last
night performed a new piece “Petal Pool” covered myself in soap and soil and
now my skin smells and feels good and I feel revitalised and less lazy; so I
get around finally to writing the sanguine arts site update and now get on
with my work…
New Low performed at the Glue Rooms New Cross London SE14 28/11/07:
find out more here
Dunkanos Update 14-03-06
I think I can write good now, but still unable to find publishers so
in November started my own publishing house YOUNG MOUNTAINS. "Bone
Moon" came out in December, "The Liberation of the Bones"
in January, "The Sun Shone Hotly and I Wanted to Burrow in the Drift!
coming April, and collaborative projects "Bone Revererie" and
You Mangled Your Talons" on their way soon. This week finished a
piece "Bone Armada" hopefully for a magazine.
Musically there's been 20 SAMNERIC albums since last update. My medieval
consort SEA BURIALS lurches perpetually on cusp of existence/non-existence.
Forthcoming appearance on Encaustic/4th Harmonic Records compilation is
spurring small resurgence of solo music as NEW LOW. Also completed "Berryman's
Sonnets" project, limited edition 5 copies, 4 x C90 boxset at the
start of this year.
Intense and Meaningful artistic discoveries in the past year: phil elverum
& jack smith. Lots learned there. Guston, Bataille & Céline
in the year before that & P. McCarthy as always. Got more interested in
mountains & swimming outdoors. Lots of coffee, not enough cigars. Bought a
dartboard. Looking forward to next two years.
SO WHAT'S NEW WITH
of the first New Low CD, THREE PIECES FOR SOLO GUITAR:
1. CONVERSION OF RACHAEL
3. HOT WATER PLANET
produced by benjamin_sanguine, running time approx. 60mins. Composed over
8 years and recorded in 70 minutes on 02/04/03, packaged in handmade sleeves.
a half tapes of JOHN BERRYMAN'S SONNETS, one third of the 117 poems having
now been put to music and recorded.
of a number of essays, plus a painting of a slope of grass.
Writing novel MY INNER
CALM AND OTHER DISASTERS
Third wave of
drone piece for electric gtr 'Conversion of Rachael' was busked for a
marathon 2hrs in South Kensington
Performed with negativePANDA
in a line-up which included benjamin_sanguine and Justin Duance alongside
nP's David Ratcliffe and Keith Sandys.
Produced a tape
of solo acoustic songs CAREER DRIVE.
out more on New Low by emailing him from here.
Follow the links above for some examples of his writing, music and artworks.
All work exhibited herein is the copyright of the sanguinearts network
and the artists named