by RAIMUND WONG

Writing

If In Doubt Yes: The Corner of a Sphere Live & Remixed

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‘It took courage to do, and we’re lucky you did it, even now’ This is one of the messages we prepared for our audience to give each other, when we worked with promoters Soundcrash to fill Hangar (London Fields) with 400 people, and celebrate the release of this follow-up album, here: https://alabasterdeplume.bandcamp.com/album/if-in-doubt-yes-the-corner-of-a-sphere-live-remixed It features remixes… more

2017 – April

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Blessings – here is some of my news, in April 2017:   4th album – The Corner of a Sphere – soon A collaboration with Danalogue (The Comet is Coming), Kristian Capitol K (Loose Meat), Paddy Steer and the Total Refreshment Centre + others. It employs the atmosphere and performers of the Peach residency, and… more

Before Performance

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Last week I played for BBC Radio 3 and presented edition 8 of my residency ‘Peach’, with two different bands, meanwhile my 4th album is being mixed at the Total Refreshment Centre. A few people have recently been asking me about my approach to performance, which is generally evolving, and which grew again on my… more

So Much That Is Chaotic

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The Moulettes, at Islington Assemble Hall, 23/02/16 My question, just before the Mouls began their show, having not seen them for years was, was: who will we be meeting tonight – Apollo or Dionysus? Will we have the immaculate or the perfectly chaotic? Operating as they are, in greater and greater spheres of the industry,… more

Peach – People

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They have a ‘4th wall’ in theatre, as many know – a wall between the audience and the stage. But there’s another 4th wall, I reckon, in music gigs. With the gig-4th-wall, interaction is mostly limited to things like “this next song is called”, “we got CDs”, or “thank you very much“. If you break… more

Making the Film

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Cast member Wilf Merttens made this ‘making-of’ film, during production of ‘I Feel Good‘. Before too much time passes I’d like to share an impression of my experience making this piece, while the edges of it remain relatively distinct. I’m starting to learn that the more vulnerable you make yourself in a project’s development, the… more

I Feel Good

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  On a train to the Edinburgh Fringe, upon spotting that during my journey across London my gig wages from this past week have disappeared from my pocket, a few things are going through my mind. I wonder, first of all, who they are, this person, and how they feel, to have such a skill…. more

Chance

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  Fine artist Katarzina Jablonska’s event, ‘Fingers Crossed’ is making use of the three ‘Friday 13th’s of 2015 (Feb, March and Nov) to present a liberal array of art addressing chance and fate.   My submission for the first exhibition (Feb) used my cardboard spinning wheel invention, which chose the chords for the piece:    … more

Isolation

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Mayakovsky, in his book about how to write poetry, stated that no poet can be instructed in the creation of verse, since any true artist invents anew the method of their craft. It can be handy however, to share practices, so here are some notes on a couple of my own. They are a set… more

Dinner

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The recording session that we did yesterday was intended to involve as many people as possible, and this is why it was also a big meal.   There’s a thing I was told, about the relationship between food and music, and I’ve encountered cooking and creativity combos domestically before. But even apart from this, the… more