It is 75 years since the total destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Despite the efforts of governments and millions of concerned people across the world, the nuclear clock is as close to midnight as it was in the Cold War. Yet the UK still refuses to get rid of Trident and sign up to the […]
Lockdown scuppered the Liverpool Lightnight Festival this year but not all is lost. Here, in two parts, is a selection of poetry and music, recorded by myself and Helena Paul, another co-founder of Footloose. This material would have formed part of our live performance. All artwork by Helena. Earth Our Home Part 1 Earth Our […]
Here are some ideas you can try out at home when you feel bored. The great thing about doing it in isolation is you don’t need to worry about getting embarrassed and wondering what other people think! Body percussion /music – rubbing hands Different hand claps Hands tapping face Thighs and feet Vocalisations 1 Vocalisations […]
Insects hear in many different ways, with many different parts of the body. I don’t know how one cricket sounds to another, but suspect it is nothing like the sounds we hear. Here’s some recorded cricket calls, vastly slowed down, so the rhythms can be picked out by human ears.
Paulo Paulino Guajajra, in Brazil, and Liviu Pop, in Romania, are the most recent forest rangers to have been murdered trying to protect the forests they loved. Many others have been killed, attacked or threatened – for being guardians, protecting the earth. This lament is for all the ancient forests in the world, and all […]
This was the theme of an artist’s residency in Masterton, New Zealand, and continues to develop. In it i combine improvisation, recorded sounds and my own songs, exploring what it means to be human in this time when human activity is affecting our planetary systems – climate, atmosphere, landscapes, and the delicate web of life […]
The Marches/Knighton Wild Choir is taking a break but will continue later this year. The Older Women’s Network in Sydney spent a great morning in February doing a Wild Choir workshop. No-one had done anything like it before and feedback at the end was totally positive. Sadly we could not fit in any more. I […]