The Black Dreams – Crescent Arts Centre 281021

Poetry, prose, and drama to celebrate the launch of The Black Dreams: Strange Stories from Northern Ireland (Blackstaff, 2021).

With special guest Reggie Chamberlain-King, editor of the anthology The Black Dreams: Strange Stories from Northern Ireland, published by Blackstaff Press earlier this month. 

Reggie will be introducing some contributors to the anthology from the Seamus Heaney Centre, including Sam Thompson, Aislinn Clarke, and Emma Devlin. There will be live musical accompaniment to some of the readings, and the opportunity to buy the book on the night. 

I’ll be helping provide sound accompanyment.

Dulcidrone – Úath (second pressing)

A second pressing (10 copies) of ‘Úath’ by Dulcidrone is now available through toneburst.

https://toneburst.bandcamp.com/

2nd press black cassette. Die cut cover with 2 inserts ( 1x print / 1x black) & 2 vinyl stickers. Comes with a cloth bound, hand stitched mini book all housed in a custom made matchbox. Includes 10 matches.

Each item is assembled by hand. The mark of the maker can be found on the surface of the items, showing the efforts to manipulate materials and minimise waste. For us, an imperfect artefact for sale is preferable to a usable flaw in the dump.

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A meeting of folk and electronics, the concrete and the temporary, the old and the new. Celebrating the worlds alongside our own, and the tales lost unless spoken. Ruins and nature hold the lore of the land, and these can be formed in sound, past and present. Circular.

Words by Eddie Lenihan, Steve Oldale, James Boyce & from Fairy Folklore of County Clare.

first released October 2, 2020

second edition released April 2, 2021

Matilde Meireles – Useful Constraints

The latest TONEBURST release is now available.

https://toneburst.bandcamp.com/

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A very familiar journey. Two locations, Lisbon and Seixal. A river in between. A ferry crossing. A journey between north and south of the greater city of Lisbon in Portugal. These are the premises that envelope the project.

The project results from a detailed exploration of timbres and rhythms using various field recording techniques. The result takes the listener on a journey between metal, water, and time.

This edition also includes two collaborations between Matilde and Tone Burst. A silk print printed by Galdéria in Caldas da Rainha (Portugal), and a short audio/visual element—Follow the water. The silk print is a graphic exploration of the project’s useful constraints, while the audio/visual element is a conversation between Matilde, Phil and Barry using recordings of water from the various locations where each one of us was based: Lisbon, Munich and Belfast.

releases December 4, 2020