Category Archives: Music

Indeterminacy: The Blueberry Interlude: Cold Dyeing with Blueberry Stems


Dyeing needn’t be an elaborate process,  experiments have shown me. Or require costly – and sometimes quite hazardous and pongy – ingredients, sophisticated equipment and a PhD in chemistry. I pruned a couple of little blueberry bushes a few weeks … Continue reading

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More Notes from a Melody Not Yet Written


“Melody and harmony are like lines and colors in pictures.”  (AZ Quotes) – Rabindranath Tagore, from: Purabi: A Miscellany in Memory of Rabindranath Tagore 1941-1991, by Krishna Dutta, Rabindranath Tagore (1991). (AZ Quotes)  

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Liminal Space, the Prepared Piano and Indeterminacy – a Quick Note to Myself and Anybody Reading


The subject of this blog was inspired in part by the Liminal States & Thresholds for Change series of artworks by Turtle Moon Impressions blogger Janis Doucette. Liminal space is that threshold space which is between one state of being and … Continue reading

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Indeterminacy, Some Project Notes


John Cage’s Sonata and Interludes for Prepared Piano Visual Sound (Pink Sedum) for Prepared Pasta Maker

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New Departures in Eco Printing – Impressures Negative Realities and Graphic Notation


More eco prints on watercolour paper. The deep brown-black of the sumac is the actual leaf. It fused with the paper because I made an extra-tight sandwich of the materials and steamed it for  a longer period of time in … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol


“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”  (Dickens) Whatever ‘Christmas‘ means to you, enjoy! See you in 2018 Ann    

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Taking a Walk in Negative Space


I’m attracted to  artworks damaged in the making process. When trying to figure out why, I’ve focused on the word damage. In looking at this on the left – a damaged eco collograph of some  elm leaves – it came … Continue reading

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Passing It On: Rob Stevens


I’m not able to progress much of my own work to blog about in what has been a difficult and prolonged transitional period (I’ve already had to set writing and singing to one side quite a while back). I am … Continue reading

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Walking with Shalott by the Light of Tabor, Noor, Nirvana, Ner Tamid, Diwali: A Response to Terrorists


Drawing-in the Withdrawn – Drawing in Meta-Meaning Mode led me to – a different approach entirely.  It happens. Still, there is a connection, in that I am yet again drawn; drawn to let recent work inform me of my onward … Continue reading

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I am London – Requiem


Poem to the rhythm of Lloyd Webber’s Pie Jesu I am London – Requiem I am London I am Westminster there yesterday yesterday plans changed today I am alive I am alive I am alive I am alive I am … Continue reading

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