research

hyperlocal

I’m going to use my website more to serve as a brain dump for my PhD musings on ‘composing in a hyperlocal environment’. I’ve entered my second year of research and I’m currently thinking about the first year of fieldwork that has taken place. My project for-Wards is the main Read more…

By Bobbie, ago
community

Mission//Misplaced

Mission to the Land of Misplaced Words: “Shebeen Sounds” Shebeen Sounds research period will collect, via audio and photographs, folk songs, music and the associated memories that accompany them. The audio will form the basis of a soundscape that is played throughout the public residency and the images will form Read more…

By Bobbie, ago
commission

the politics of friendship

many hands make light work is a piece about sharing the load. props to all musicians involved; loz, anton and james. thanks to cheryl at grand union and the grubby mitts for asking me to be the support act. for its first incarnation we did well in such a short space Read more…

By Bobbie, ago
Arts

Arts in a Cold Climate

This came through my inbox. If I wasn’t working in the capital I’d be all over this. Arts in a cold climate: Should we all jump into bed together? Date: 29th November, Time: 12-2pm, Location: Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street, Pinsent Masons Suite. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Funding bodies Read more…

By Bobbie, ago
challenge

Soulful Summer

Just completed a week of workshops for THSH and UFA, project was called Soulful summer. I helped facilitate sessions based mainly on developing young people’s composition skills. I was blown away by the young people’s ideas and good vibes. Some of the feedback I got was great, and was nice Read more…

By Bobbie, ago
community

Paganel Home Week Project

Today was the first of our “home week” sessions at Paganel school, and it was the first time I worked with Chris Bishop from BXL, who is a drama practitioner. This morning we worked with year 3, a lovely bunch of young people, with great ideas. We started with some Read more…

By Bobbie, ago
community

Representing Me…

I stumbled upon a lovely stall of afro-centric art at the Drum a few months back. I found their business card today and have been mooching round the website. It’s always nice to find a big afro on a greeting card- don’t ya think?

By Bobbie, ago
community

Celebrating Sanctuary

I went along to the Yardbird, Birmingham to DJ in between bands from all across the globe; celebrating in style the end of Refugee week. It was a wonderful opportunity for the breadth of talent residing (unfortunately in exile) in the second city to share music. There was Kurdish and Read more…

By Bobbie, ago