Busy bee

 

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This summer I have four composition projects on the go, I have never composed so much in my life! It is great but I can’t wait to have some down time (which means only thinking about one piece at a time… ) It has been a busy summer.

 

Fun with Cancer Patients

I have just completed work on a project commissioned by Fierce Festival called ‘Fun with Cancer Patients’. Lead (performance) artist is Brian Lobel:

Brian Lobel has drawn on his own experience of cancer treatment as a young adult to facilitate a series of ‘actions’ by Birmingham teenage cancer patients. These actions are self-initiated and designed to be of value to the teenagers themselves in processing their experience of cancer. These actions took place following a workshop process over the summer of 2013. The exhibition documents these activities, alongside reflections from medical professionals. “

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flatpack and fierce festival

is on!

If you fancy yourself some culture and supporting curators championing arts in the city, best check out two festivals running concurrently this week. Fierce is all about live art, Flatpack is all about film – bringing it to unusual spaces.

Thanks for having mfg! play tunes at your launch party last night, we had fun and weren’t those whisky drinks naughty!

Here are my choices for the week:

Today: Flatpack – Shadow Shows @ The Patrick Centre 19:30 – 20:30 £8/£6.

Thurs: Flatpack – Mothwasp – it’s Matt’s (beat 13) band, said I’d support/ Might peep this first, Shorts on Walls – Birmingham based animation @ The Dirty End. Both on 18:30 – 20:30 & Free entry.

Friday: Fierce – 14:00 From Queerfest to Fierce @ The Dirty End (chat about the festival itself)
Fierce – Human Salvage: a night of club performance – sounds crazy. 20:00 – 02:00

Flatpack – 18:00 Prostitue @ mac £6.50

Saturday: Fierce – Burningham @ Feast & Prayer @ The Old library – gonna listen to prayers
Flatpack – Vintage mobile cinema @ St Martins Church – Free entry 10:00 – 16:00

Rubber – about a psycho tyre which starts killing people. £6.50 @ Electric Cinema 19:00
Sunday: Welcome to the Jungle @ mac Hexagon, Free – documentary about punk, reggae and bhangra heritage in the city. 12:30pm