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Wrong kind of Asian, wrong kind of work

When I was kid, I dreamed of being a film star (obviously). And in those fantasies, I pictured my adult film star self as having white skin. This didn’t at the time strike me as weird or odd in any way. It was a fantasy. She wasn’t actually me. She had her own name and… Read more »

A humble request to theatre critics

(Author’s note: I am, occasionally, a theatre critic.)   Please do not use the phrase ‘self-indulgent.’ It will almost always be factually incorrect. You’re perfectly entitled to use the word ‘indulgent’, as long as you go on to clarify what is being indulged. But ‘self’-indulgent? Unless you’re very well acquainted with the creators: how the… Read more »

Drama: problems

Over the next few months I’m about to start working as a dramaturg and writer alongside some great artists, as well as giving a few talks and workshops about sound design for performance. When describing my methods I sometimes use phrases that are shortcuts to wider thinking, to ideas I’ve developed or adopted over the years about… Read more »

Dark Land Light House: Influences

We’re right on the brink of starting Dark Land Light House rehearsals now, and as everything’s starting to focus in on the detailed stuff, I thought it might be good to remind myself about the more intangible textures, aesthetics and ideas – the excitement and fascination – that have kept me and Tim hardwired to… Read more »

Doctor Version

Yes. This year, I finally made my own version of the Doctor Who theme. People who know me will realise this has been a long, long time coming. Whisper it, the Doctor Who theme is actually a very cheesy piece of music. It’s brilliant, catchy, sure. But note for note? Cheeeeesy as hell. Dum de dum, dum… Read more »

Writing (at) Utah

  The film above is edited from footage we shot in Normandy this summer, around a screenplay I’ve been writing called Utah. I’ve been writing it for about 7 years now, on and off. Well I say ‘writing’. It’s mostly been heavy research and worrying. Then last July, a sudden two-week burst of frantic typing…. Read more »

Dark Land Light House: Double Exposures

So if all (i.e. funding) goes to plan, we’ll be making Dark Land Light House next Spring. I cannot tell you how soul-quakingly exciting that feels. As Tim’s already talked about, we’ve been working on this idea in various forms and guises since 2008, and it feels properly primed to explode right now. Whilst we’re… Read more »

What The Found Sound 2: Barcelona 2014

We welcome your ears to the second What The Found Sound, where we delve into bits of our sound archive we’ve most likely forgotten about, and liveblog our reactions. A few footnotes at the bottom of the page, but otherwise what you see is what it was. For best results: press play, and read the conversation…… Read more »

Steady Statements

Last month, we went out to Athens to be resident at the totally ace Bios for a week, to start researching Steady State. We’ve written about what we did and discovered during the residency, for Caravan, who not only stumped up the cash money to get us out there, but were also the platform which introduced us… Read more »

What The Found Sound 1: Prague 2004

Hello and welcome to What The Found Sound, where we delve into bits of our sound archive we’ve most likely forgotten about, and liveblog our reactions. A few footnotes at the bottom of the page, but otherwise what you see is what it was. For best results: press play, and read the conversation… notes Recording… Read more »