ROUSHAM

Around the time of the 2016 referendum, I discovered Rousham, this magical masterpiece of English landscape gardening by William Kent. This most beautiful of gardens performed a consoling trick, poetically telling me stories, explaining about boundary, property, control, capital, representation, empire and loss of empire. I took photos during my many walks there. These are […]

(VIRTUAL) OXFORD ARTWEEKS!

OXFORDSHIRE ARTWEEKS is online this year! Aline Stanway and myself were going to have an exhibition at our house in Lake Street Oxford, together with Paul Medley and his photographs. We have put some of the works online , please take a look! And please contact us if you are interested in talking about the […]

DEIOSTAL-LS BREUS IORNS LONC SERS

Three stanzas from a canso by Peire d’Alvernhe, C. 12. Recorded 16 March 2020   Translation by Joe Butler (copyright Joe Butler 2018)   Deiosta-ls breus iorns … (after Peire d’Alvernhe)   When winter lays cold hands upon the earth, when the days’ length dwindles and the frost strips bare the oaks, when the songbirds […]

CROOKED HOUSE + DE LONH

A double bill of ancient and new music and poetry! CROOKED HOUSE will play ’11 Views of Paul Klee’ by Julian Masters. Crooked House is: Melissa Holding (koto, accordion), Eric Clarke (violin), Chris Causer (doublebass) and Julian Masters (guitar). DE LONH will read, sing and play songs from the Occitan Troubadour texts, as well as […]

TIERS LIEUX (PERFORMANCE)

“TIERS LIEUX”     ‘ Tiers Lieux’  migre à la Fonderie (à deux pas du Jardin ) ce samedi ! ce, pour mieux vous accueillir à l’abri de la pluie et de l’humidité  (qui semblent vouloir être de la partie) et pour notre plus grand plaisir. La Fonderie, pôle de création artistique, se situe au 23 rue […]

MUE AT LAMB & FLAG PASSAGE, OXFORD

MUE A short, free performance by Macarena Ortuzar, dance, Dariusz Dziala, light, and Bruno Guastalla, sound, with special guest Dana Iova-Koga Dana and Macarena worked in Min Tanaka’s company Tokason in the late 90’s in Japan. MUE is a dance/music company based in Oxford UK a collaboration which started in 2010 http://www.macarenaortuzar.co.uk/performance-collaborations/ http://www.brunoguastalla.net https://mueoxford.wordpress.com/ http://www.inkboat.com/inkbio/dana_iova_koga/ […]