Psammomancy booklet & CD

Fine sand is poured from a pouch, trickled onto a tray or table, fingertips are used to find figures, tracing, erasing, effacing, shaping . . . The mysterious art of sand reading explored in text by Mark Valentine and music by Brian Lavelle, with black and white photography by Jo Valentine. This collaborative project is published in February 2018 by Seacliff Press, a small press … Continue reading Psammomancy booklet & CD

Language of Objects book & CD

Language of Objects: a new book and CD by Murdo Eason of the Fife Psychogeographical Collective and me, Brian Lavelle. Language of Objects: a 58 page professionally printed book in full colour inside and out, accompanied by a glass mastered CD with a separate download code. Text and images are by Murdo; sound by me; cover design by Vincent Pacheco. The CD contains a new 28 minute composition—Sullen Charybdis, … Continue reading Language of Objects book & CD

“I Am a Cat”

Well, I’m not, as a matter of fact, a cat but I have recently been reading a book with that title by the Japanese author, Natsume S?seki, written at the turn of the Twentieth Century. Originally published in ten instalments in the literary magazine Hototogisu between 1905 and 1906, I Am a Cat is a satire on upper-middle-class Japanese society during the Meiji era, portrayed … Continue reading “I Am a Cat”