Another Jubilee

Something for the #PlatinumJubilee weekend? My Silver Jubilee short story ‘High-Lands’, performed live at the Galway Mechanics Institute for TULCA Festival of Visual Arts 2016 with specially commissioned music from the mighty New Pope.

Featuring (in no particular order) The Stranglers live at the Roundhouse, the Silver Jubilee Spithead Review, a school trip to Scotland, shortwave radio, numbers stations, an alien armada invading the Highlands and Islands, art school, end of term concerts, and class war! — play loud!

‘High-Lands’ was originally commissioned by London Fieldworks and Resonance 104.4fm as part of Remote Performances and broadcast live from Outlandia, a unique artists’ field-station in Glen Nevis, Lochaber, Scotland. Remote Performances was supported by Arts Council England, Nevis Landscape Partnership (Heritage Lottery Programme), Oxford Brookes University, Live Art Development Agency (LADA), and Edinburgh Arts Festival. ‘High-Lands’ is collected in the critical anthology Remote Performances in Nature and Architecture, edited by Bruce Gilchrist, Jo Joelson and Tracey Warr (Ashgate/Routledge, 2015).

But, er, I’d just like to say something. On Tuesday night there’s a gig for the preservation of rights of prisoners. Now, Jubilee year. The origin of Jubilee means ‘set people free’ and they’re not doing it this year. So there’s er, a gig for the Prisoners’ Rights Association at Middlesex Poly on Tuesday night, and it’s featuring 999 and [unclear]. So if you wanna help the prisoners, go along there and have a good time.

The Stranglers, Live (X-cert), United Artists, 1979

‘High-Lands’ draws on research undertaken as part of a loose collaboration with Stuart Brisley, Maya Balcioglu and Dr Sanja Perovic of King’s College London, that was made possible by Tony White’s appointment in 2013-14 as creative entrepreneur in residence (funded by Creativeworks London) and visiting research fellow in the French Department at King’s.


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