Inspired by my time living in Ethiopia, Abyssinia comprises four instrumental tracks I wrote when I returned home. It’s taken a few years to get things together but you can now listen to and download the EP below.
Red, Like Our Room Used to Feel will be performed once again at the Edinburgh festival, this time as part of the Forest Fringe programme. A new show starts every 20 minutes, eighteen shows every day, from Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 August.
An intimate one-to-one poetry performance from Ryan Van Winkle. An audio voyage featuring ambient melodies from Ragland. An installation with paintings, photographs and ephemera from a host of artists. A little space to listen. Joy, memory and loss condensed into 15 minutes. A red room to lay down in with a free cup of port or tea and as many biscuits as you like.
‘Intimate and haunting’ (Lyn Gardner, Guardian)
‘Simple, yearning and effective’ (Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out)
Too Many Raindrops is a new track, produced in collaboration with Ryan Van Winkle, for the Queensland Poetry Festival 2015. You can listen and download below.
A new track, in collaboration with Ryan Van Winkle, has been included in the 2015 Queensland Poetry Festival. The theme of the festival is ‘Language is a virus from outer space’. The song is titled “Too Many Raindrops” and features on a usb stick of work from various artists. <O>PEN, poems in zero & ones, will be available in a limited edition of 100 usbs at the festival bookshop.
ANOTHER ATHENS is a collaborative multi- platform project with participating artists and writers from Edinburgh and Athens, Greece. It is running from 28 November – 20 December 2014 in interviewroom11 in Edinburgh. I have worked with Ryan Van Winkle to contribute a new track to the project. It is called Lighthouse and you can listen and download below.
Ryan has been working with Luke Fleming to create a short film of the Red Room project:
“A glimpse at Ryan Van Winkle’s intimate poetry performance. An audio voyage featuring ambient melodies from Ragland. An installation with paintings, photographs and ephemera from a host of artists. Joy, memory and loss condensed into 15 minutes.
When performed you’ll find a red room to lay down in. A cup of tea, a snifter of port, and space to listen.”