mid-June Roundup

A great review of WASH by Hypnagogue Reviews:       http://wp.me/pZfEU-1BT


The last few months have brought a plethora of new songs posted to https://soundcloud.com/scoddy, including Doing what needs to be done, Volcania, Keep the faith, I caught the wind.


It’s also been a productive time for poetry at http://thesilverpepperofthestars.wordpress.com/




my performance activities this week

Tuesday 16: The Baitong Ukulele Circle, 7.30 – 9 pm. A chance for uke players of all levels, from beginner to over-achiever, to come and share, learn, show off, whatever… over a civilised drink or two. Bring a uke if you have one, bring two if you have two! For those of you who have none, there is at least one spare…… Baitong, #7, St 360. Technically it’s not really performance, but it’s a public activity, so….. for more information: https://www.facebook.com/BaitongUkuleleCircle

Thursday 18: Bywater@Baitong, a kind of an open mic. Acoustic music, special guests, fine food. Baitong, #7, St 360, btw Norodom and 51. https://www.facebook.com/events/359071520885949/

Friday 19/Saturday 20: The Lazy Drunks return to their natural habitat, either side of St 130: Paddy Rice on Friday from 9, Sharky Bar on Saturday from 9.30. Lots of rock’n’roll and wig-wearing goodness.

Sunday 14: Sunday Sundowner Sessions from 4 – 7 pm at Rubies, cnr 19 & 240 Sts. Scoddy and a cast of thousands. Well, dwindling thousands, given the time of year. But good quality thousands.

Sunday 14: Oscar Wilde Homage at Meta House from 6 pm…. a blues band, a screening of the 2009 Dorian Gray, and from 9 pm spoken word with self and Antonio Pineda with music accompaniment. come check it out.

Coming soon: more WASH, more Moi Tiet.

all these and much, much more around town this week can be searched through the voluminous weekly music listings at http://lengpleng.com. And then check and sign up at http://kumnooh.com for the arts scene in Cambodia.

Triptych: a WASH collaboration

wash triptych java

UPDATE: Triptych Reprise at Equinox Bar, Phnom Penh, Friday 10 May, from 9 (opening act UK singer/songwriter Joe Wrigley)

By way of explanation/what performed poetry in soundscape is:

I returned to writing poetry early in 2011, establishing a blog, thesilverpepperofthestars. Poems from this blog have been published in two volumes, a certain flow (2012) and one sky, many skies (2013).

This three-part work, Triptych, reflects recurring themes that have arisen over the past two years of poems:

Phnom Penh/earth
the art of travel/fire through air
the art of living/water

Each section is approximately 25-30 minutes long. There will be a short break between sections.

My poems are generally spontaneous, improvised, unpolished. They live, and are written, in moments. They are not often read aloud. Particular themes have become apparent over time, sometimes to the extent of being repetitive. Triptych seeks to draw out these themes and images through sonic, harmonic, rhythmic and visual expression, a collaboration at once structured and improvised.

It has already been an extraordinary experience to collaborate on creating this work with Phnom Penh residents Warren Daly, Alex Leonard and Hal FX, three highly accomplished and creative musicians, in this (for me) uncharted territory. Inspired by the music being created, artists Chhan Dina artistdina.com and Adriana Snochowska have contributed painted backdrops for the performance.

We are grateful for the great support we have received from Dana at Java Cafe in bringing this performance together.