Work Changes Everything

The year 2007 was a sometimes astonishing journey into places I had never been, which changed what I’m working on, where I work, with whom I work, and how I work, and for simplicity’s sake, I’m outlining these changes here.

What I’m Working On

I’m still working on podcast production, notably for John Cleese, Rob da Bank, JM Soul and others, but also now working on live radio and video projects, with music, art, performance and comedy. I will also be producing a brand new live radio format, which pilots end of February 2008, and I continue to write regularly.

Where I Work

Thanks to Michael Franklin, we’ve moved the centre of our operations to a new office / studio right in the heart of London’s West End – 4 Denmark Street, London, WC2H 8LP.

With Whom I Work

Talking Voices Ltd., the company which Funk started in 2006, is still going strong with some personnel changes. Mark Crook, Paul Carey and myself have been joined by radio industry stalwart Michael Franklin, and we’re pleased that our Irish colleagues Brian Greene and Sinead Murnane have come centrally into the business. I’ll post more about that soon on the Talking Voices blog.

How I Work

Those of you who want to engage my services either to speak, write, or to consult for very reasonable fees, please contact me direct by leaving a comment here. All podcast-related business is channeled through Talking Voices. For music production, contact me via Funk.

And Finally…

I’m really pleased to report that the Cinema du Lyon album I completed at the end of 2007 with Mark Crook is on sale and has some really nice reviews (see below).

I’m also still very much involved in the UK Podcasters Association – will be attending an interesting session on January 15th at Channel 4, held by the Radio Academy.

CINEMA DU LYON: The Particle Zoo

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ABOUT CINEMA DU LYON: Cinema du Lyon are a European art/music group with the self-avowed intent of being “as pretentious as possible”. Amoral rather than immoral, they shun publicity at all times, with the intention of creating a more ego-less space for their consummate artifice to construct within the imagination of their unprepared audience. They constantly collaborate, and release very little of their compositions, preferring to infiltrate the real world and non-music spaces in unexpected ways via guerilla methods.

Their first public performance was at the Hanbury Ballroom, Brighton, April 2004. They played cards, smoked Gauloises, read Le Monde, and treated the astonished audience to art. By the end of the performance, with the venue resounding to avant-garde beats and fabulous visuals, they were celebrating with flowers and champagne at the bar.

Cinema du Lyon – “The Particle Zoo”

“If you would be a real seeker after truth,
it is necessary that at least once in your life
you doubt, as far as possible, all things.” – René Descartes

Full of shifting possibilities, alive with a seething miasma of portent, a fiercesome force of nature – “The Particle Zoo” is a place for the uncaged.

Shredding all previous works to relay an absolute truth about the new environmental sonic landscape that escaped from the laboratory and found its way into the world, full of awe, a measurement in the strength of the aural message, given that this is not a pipe, but a maze, lies in the unwavering conviction of the artists themselves to achieve excess in the name of truth itself.

“The Particle Zoo” is Cinema du Lyon’s twelfth audio collection, but the first to be made publicly available, the previous eleven having been private commissions and art events.

For more information and a beautiful audio-visual podcast, visit http://cinema-du-lyon.eu

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