Ione’s Dream Festival & The SpeakEasy

The SpeakEasy dames are guest hosting this week of Ione’s Dream Festival. We hope to spark ideas and discussions around dreams and the power they have in our lives. To kick things off, I offer this meditation for thinking and listening in honour of Ione’s late partner, the wonderful Pauline Oliveros, because I conceived of…

World Listening Day 2018

You hear all the time: how much do you listen? What do you listen to? What do you hear when you don’t think you’re listening? Celebrate the memory of Pauline Oliveros with World Listening Day. Take a walk. Walk so silently that the bottoms of your feet become ears. Share what you’re listening to.

Sounds of Dundee

I’ve put up a recent field recording that I made in Dundee last month. On Peter Street just off the Murray Gate there’s a little passage way where you’ll find the Grissell Jaffray memorial, a blue plaque and pair of mosaics. She was the last witch executed in the city. I just hung out for…

Sounding Out Medieval

Have you ever wondered what the Middle Ages sounded like? I am obsessing over the idea lately, especially as it applies to magic. How wonderful then to be part of a series that has begun at Sounding Out, the Sound Studies blog. Thanks to the editors Dorothy Kim and Christopher Roman for putting together this…

What Does ‘Home’ Sound Like?

Although I spent most of my ‘spring break’ catching up on work, I did do a couple of fun things. You already know about the fab trip to the city with Stephanie, but I also attended a field recording workshop sponsored by local community radio WGXC and run by Max Goldfarb. Check out his projects:…

It’s Krampus Eve!

So it’s time for my favourite holiday offering: Don’t forget; there’s an audio version, too: Don’t let the Krampus get you!

Out Now: Girl at the End of the World, Volume 1

Another Fox Spirit triumph and one very close to foxy hearts: the first volume of The Girl at the End of the World is out now! Before there was a Fox Spirit, there was UnBound, home of wild conversations about zombies and bug-out bags with Dana and Jack and all, which led to The Girl’s…

New Video: The Rook

See what happens when I have a little extra time? I get colorful. Here’s ‘The Rook’ from¬†Unquiet Dreams. I wrote it the morning of the first day of Alt.Fiction to read at the open mic that day. I recorded this for a future BroadPod (like the December one I’m in, too), but then had the…

Tuesday A/V: Rook

My audio, soon to be visual — ‘Rook’ is a story from Unquiet Dreams. I wrote it in Leicester although it’s set in Galway. Knowing I needed a flash piece to read that day for the open mic Alasdair Stuart organised for Alt.Fiction — and as usual hating everything I had already written up to…