• 09 December 2010 Black Francis' The Golem
    Black Francis is set to release his project The Golem, a 4CD/1DVD set and 50-page book chronicling the score to the silent 1920 German expressionist film “Der Golem” that he wrote and performed for the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2008.   I recieved my copy last week and watched it today.  I love the film and the score fits perfectly.    By the time it finished I was full of ideas, it inspired me  and it gave me a few ideas for our collaboration which is still a work in progress...  I am very...
  • 08 December 2010 Ilia Darlin Live @ Camden Car Free day
    Each year, 22 September is designated as European Car Free Day.  People are encouraged to experience their local area free from traffic and to explore alternatives ways of moving people and goods in residential or mixed-use areas. Towns and cities taking part in the event reserve an area for pedestrians, cyclists and 'cleaner' vehicles that operate on Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG), Natural Gas (NG), electricity and, in particular, public transport. This year Camden Council and MTV hosted a mini festival off Camden high Street and Ben & I went along to film Ilia Darlins set and a...
  • 10 September 2010 Viregalia by Di Mainstone
    The fabulous Di Mainstone recently moved into a studio space at the Village Underground.  Di creates interactive costume and theatre. Musical prosthetics, kinetic couture, wearable graffiti, and sensory-skins, I love her work and she mentioned she had some stop motion footage of a short film she had shot from her residency in New York.  The film followed her creation 'Viregalia', a strain of urban virus, which once engaged, romp and cavort on the backs of their host, throwing them into a playful, yet obligatory ‘ballet of the sidewalk’.  Working with...