Save the Plankton

The oceans are warming – and acidifying – save the plankton! Save the Plankton Chorus Save the plankton, save the plankton in the sea Save the plankton, keep it floating free! Happy plankton need enough to eat But alas, they’re starting to feel the heat Overwhelmed by CO2 Poor old plankton – what can it […]

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Art in the Age of the Anthropocene

In a time when humans are causing countless other species to go extinct every day, when by our own actions we are destroying ourselves and the biosphere with which our being is intertwined, what is the function of art, and specifically music? Are we just ‘fiddling while Rome burns’? Singing funeral laments for ourselves and […]

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DAR residency
Walking near the Belarus border

There was time to think and reflect on life in general, and composing in particular; hence this blog. Reflections at the DAR residency in Lithuania The most wonderful thing about this residency (and there are several) is having the luxury of unfettered time and a free space. Living alone in a two floor cottage looking […]

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Fractofusus – music for the Tree Charter

On October 7th, Fractofusus celebrated the new Tree Charter with music in Oxford and Wytham Woods. The Charter is being launched this year, the 800th anniversary of the Forest Charter. See https://treecharter.uk. Wytham Woods was donated to Oxford University by the ffennells in memory of their daughter Hazel, and is used for research by students […]

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insects

The Praying Mantis duo from Terabac             Song of the Arctic Mosquito contemplating  a melting iceberg…     The Sad Wasp Chocolate I am keen to use music to help myself and others explore and admire the wonderful world of arthropods, which includes insects, spiders, and bugs. Together with soft-bodied […]

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