Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Exhibition, downloads, Mail Art - This Window

Recycled postcard that was originally a promo for ‘Cassette Culture

Cassette Culture 1989 - 2009 by This Window

Tracklisting:
1 You Have The Power (3:07)
2 Higest Mountains (3:34)
3 Avocets (3:46)
4 Is It A Dream? (3:14)
5 Extract (Live Regensburg Germany) (11:01)
6 Extraction Part 1 (7:30)
7 Extraction Part 2 (9:21)
8 Extraction Part 3 (7:53)
9 Extraction Part 4 (9:44)
10 Hungry Children (2:04)
11 Where Is My Jesus (Jig-saw Man)? (4:37)
Label: M4TR Productions
Cassette Culture 1989 - 2009
Format: File, MP3
Country: UK, Europe & US
Released: 16 Jan 2009
Genre: Rock
Style: Art Rock, Goth Rock, Experimental
Credits: Remix - Jake Bright
Notes: In January 2009 ‘Cassette Culture 1989 – 2009’ was released as a commercial download. This project contained remixes of a series of demo recordings made in 2008 and a section of the live Plac.Art.X set that was streamed over the Internet to Regensburg Germany in August 2007. This release also contains a complete remixed version of 'Extraction' which was originally released in 1989. These remixes were by Jake Bright.


Screen printed image created for an exhibition in 2012

The image above is a proof on paper of the screen used in the painting below.  "Nancy Spungen was born 6 days after I was born, unlike me she never got old." (This Window)

Whatever Happened to the Space Age

Original painting by Peter Bright (aka This Window).
Media: Painting and Screen Print on canvas, signed and dated 2011.

Size: 500mm x 400mm
ARTIST + S T A T E M E N T …
As an 11 year old I watched the first moon landing in 1969. I was mad about everything to do with space travel, I would read anything that was about rockets, cosmonauts and astronauts. Later in my life I shook the hand of a man who shook the hand of my all time hero Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, that was for me like touching history, if only secondhand (excuse the pun).

Nancy Spungen left home at age 17 and moved to New York City. She worked as a stripper around Times Square (and allegedly at a brothel as well). She followed bands such as Aerosmith, The New York Dolls and The Ramones. In 1977, she moved to London and met The Sex Pistols. When lead singer Johnny Rotten did not show interest in her, she pursued bassist Sid Vicious and they soon moved in together.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Katerina Stamatelos - website feature

From the website of:

Katerina Stamatelos

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I have been drawing since my childhood: models in fanciful dresses, but mostly entire cities. I also used to write poetry. 

By age nine, I knew exactly what I wanted to become in life: an architect! But then, by age fifteen, I listened to Khachaturian’s second symphony: my feelings were so intense that I immediately knew I HAD to become a musician. Composition never appeared into my fantasy world: I thought this was the privilege of musical geniuses and I did not consider myself being one.
Throughout my adolescence, several teachers of different disciplines were trying to talk me into this or the other artistic profession. All had one common demand: absolute devotion. I followed that by choosing piano performance and, over the next decades, I devoted myself to this art entirely. I was happy with my decision but not entirely happy to have chosen only one direction-and, secretly, continued drawing….. 

The good thing about my choice: I learned to focus. This ability would prove to be priceless during my later artistic development. But, one day, something inside me exploded: I allowed myself to study Fashion Design! What followed was a complete surprise: I started composing! Poetry seemed to flow naturally... Finally, serious painting followed.

Compositions List
Compositions list: Katerina Stamatelos' official webpage where a complete list of her compositions can be found.
Music Reviews.
Music reviews.Katerina Stamatelos's piano performance and composition music reviews.
Discography
Discography. Katerina Stamatelos, New Music Composer and Concert Pianist: Discography.
 
Up and coming events:

Saturday, October 29. 2011 @ 7 p.m.
Solo recital
Music in Williamsburg
preceded by church dinner @ 5:30 p.m.
Gretchen Saathoff, pianist
First Congregational Church of Williamsburg
Williamsburg, MA

Sunday, November 6, 2011 @ 4 p.m.
Solo recital
Sunday Concert Series
Gretchen Saathoff, pianist
Applewood at Amherst Retirement Community
Amherst, MA

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 @ noon
Solo recital
Wednesday Concert Series
Gretchen Saathoff, pianist
The Interchurch Center
New York, NY

Program:
Bach/Busoni, "Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ"
Bach, Prelude and Fugue No. XXII in B-flat minor, BWV 867, WTC Book I
Mendelssohn, "Songs Without Words" (selections)
Liszt, "Consolation No. 3"
Liszt, "Nuages Gris"
Katerina Stamatelos, "VARIATIONS and INVOCATIONupon a "Kyrie Eleison" and an "Anathema," Op. 4
In Memoriam Béla Bartók
Gershwin, Preludes:
Melody No. 17
Sleepless Night
Novelette in Fourths

Katerina Stamatelos - Interview

  • You have a list of awards etc. as long as my arm, do you think you have had a privileged transition through your career or do you think it has been an extremely hard journey?
I had a normal musical life: studied at Conservatories and Universities for many years. I had a "strict" schooling and excellent teachers. In this, I do feel "privileged". But I also had to work very hard for that. I started as a pianist and continued as a piano teacher/professor for many years, concertizing at the same time. My transition to composition was abrupt: I wrote a choral piece in Greece and it was chosen to be performed at the greatest concert hall of Thessaloniki (my home town) next to Mozart's "Requiem" and Haydn's "Symphonie Concertante". That was a shock! Having my first composition performed in front of an audience of 1,200 people! Read more...

A  D  V  E  R  T

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Art bits and pieces

  From thiswindow.org

Can a creative person ever be truly happy as they constantly strive for perfection in their chosen art? Listen to an interview with Garry Smout, who talks about the problems of using early portable black and white video cameras in the 1970’s, pioneering a literary review website the Barcelona Review, early synths and how to kill your babies. The problem with being creative is that everything has to be pushed to the limits.

I have decided to recycle some old preview invitations that I sent out for exhibitions over the years.

The ant and the word bug amused me.


The term mixed media has always made me want to reach for the puke bucket – I prefer the expression ‘Combine Painting’ or in this case ‘Combine Drawing’. I have always been a hoarder, newspaper clippings, postcards etc. It is only now that I have decided to recycle them. Juxtaposing images, either as a collage or printing is not simply a decorative process it is a complicated exercise. The mind always tries to create a narrative between images. The juxtaposition of arbitrary marks, color, photographs etc. will always tease and trick the mind into rationalizing what it is trying to process and attempt to make physical world references – in other words make sense of what it is trying to analyze.

BUg = aNT old exHIBitIOns

Invited to perform @ 3rd mail-art festival ( 14th April 1990) – OJC Clichee in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, as ‘This WindowClick here for This Window’s reviews in GAJOOB =======================
Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter March 2nd 1979 – 24th March 1979 Exhibition of Prints from Exeter College of Art
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10-31 mai 1979 École Regional des Beaux-Arts RENNES Une exposition commune des élèves
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“Come and see my new products on my new website! ;) You know as soon as that pops up in front of you on your screen the prospect of having a tooth removed without pain relief is more tempting. This constant relentless blitzkrieg of drivel makes me want to surrender. Quite frankly if your modus operandi is purely to get noticed, because you think  you are interesting, you need to get a life! Put some of your energy into saving the planet (or a Panda) and not just your ego. Better still get out there and make real friends and become interesting.
This constant bombardment of self promotion from twitter, facebook etc. is driving me nuts. The Internet is a more sophisticated tool than this. It is a travesty to allow it to become a vehicle for pure unadulterated, egotistical spam.

Read more: http://technorati.com/business/small-business/article/i-would-rather-have-a-tooth1/#comments#ixzz1Zz9fhNYg


Twitter has taught us to edit our content -  you only have 140 creative letters (characters)  to tell or sell your dreams. There are several ways small and large businesses can  entice prospective clients by using keywords.  Continue reading

Friday, 30 September 2011

Nancy Sinatra and those boots!





Sometimes a little bit of nostalgia does nobody any harm - sadly I remember this when it was released in 1966. I have even got the 45rpm single of it and if my memory is correct the 'B' side is 'The City Never Sleeps At Night'.

Nancy Sinatra was encouraged by Lee Hazlewood to sing the song as if she were a sixteen-year-old girl giving the brush-off to a forty-year-old man. Sinatra's recording of the song was made with the help of notable Los Angeles session musicians known as the Wrecking Crew. This session included Hal Blaine on drums, Al Casey, Tommy Tedesco, Billy Strange and Mike Deasy on guitars, Ollie Mitchell, Roy Caton and Lew McCreary on horns, Carol Kaye on electric bass, and Chuck Berghofer on double bass.


The text below is lifted from Veronica Henry

I've spent about a million pounds in Clarks on children's shoes in the past, but never actually bought a pair for myself. But as I rushed in the other day for a tube of trainer whitener, I spotted these. As a committed boot girl the moment autumn arrives I am clomping around, and these will go with absolutely everything. And the best thing of all? *whispers* - they are incredibly comfortable.

Then I remembered this - they don't make them like this any more!


 
Leave the arts alone! Interesting reading in the UK press about the demise of 'Women's Commercial Fiction'...

Thursday, 29 September 2011

"Go" - Delilah

"Go" is the debut single recorded by British Singer Delilah.


The song was released as a single on 6 September 2011 as a digital download in the United Kingdom from her upcoming debut album. Delilah featured on Chase & Status's hit "Time" earlier this year, which reached number 21 on the UK Singles Chart. Like 'Time', 'Go' utilizes some light drum and bass, though only towards the end of the track.

The song features lyrics and melodies from the 1983 Chaka Khan hit, "Ain't Nobody" ("The next thing I felt was you / Holding me close / What am I gonna do? / I let myself go"). In an interview with Pyromag in September 2011, Delilah mentioned that Chaka Khan has heard the track and thought it was "genius"


Today I'm off to Exeter to talk to the lovely Judi Spiers at Radio Devon about my new book, Marriage and Other Games, which comes out on 21 October. I bumped into her at Appledore Festival on Saturday, where we were both appering. No doubt we will touch on the subject of chick lit while we are there, and whether it is dead. Absolutely not! There are still legions of people out there buying uplifting, heartwarming, life-affirming fiction, which provides a much deserved escape during these tough times. And books still provide remarkably good value for money. So go on - stick one in your trolley!

While I'm there I get to choose a piece of music. I'm totally in love with this song at the moment, Go by Delilah. It is inspired by one of my old favourites, Ain't Nobody by Chaka Khan, which takes me right back to the eighties. But the spare way it's produced, and her stunning voice, send shivers down my spine. Gorgeous.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Last ever This Window live session - video

This is a hybrid performance which is an eclectic mix of the avant-garde ramblings of the early experimentation pieces of ‘Extraction’ and the 'dark song' musings of the tortured artist. Sadly this appears to be the last known live recording of This Window.


Double bass (Jake Bright) and guitar (Peter Bright) played with screwdrivers. Recorded and transmitted live on Soundart Radio (FM) Dartington College, Nr Totnes on 8th August 2008. The double bass was miked up and played through a Marshall Stack - very loud in a very small studio!

Video by Garry Smout (1981)
Audio by This Window - vocals Peter Bright

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Mail Art - bring it back!


Mail art is a worldwide art and music movement that began in the early 1960s. the principle is simple you send visual art (but also music, sound art, poetry, etc.) through the international postal system. Mail Art is sometimes known as Postal Art or Correspondence Art. Mail Art is a network, based on the principles of barter and equal one-to-one collaboration.

After a peak in popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Mail Art phenomenon has gradually migrated to the Internet, whose “social networks” were largely anticipated and predicted by the interactive processes of postal collaborations. Nevertheless, Mail Art is still practiced  by a loose planetary community involving thousands of mailartists from the most varied backgrounds.


See This Window the pseudonym of Peter Bright.


I will mail you a postcard of an image that was exhibited recently in an exhibition of mine. I have always loved the idea of Mail Art – the forerunner of the Internet! Mail art is a worldwide network… Continue reading →

Below is the original blurb and finished piece that was sent to a mailart exhibition in the USA in 2003. This was posted and accepted and an email was recieved confirming arrival on Sept 4th 2003.

"I just thought I'd let you know that your piece arrived today, completely in tact.  Not even bent!  I love the postal service!
Thank you so much for your contribution."
Melissa Muller

Capitalism = Terrorism


exhibited @ “Gallery Night & Day, October 24th & 25th, 2003 – Kunzelmann-Esser Lofts, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Who buys Art online?

Do people make impulse ART purchases on the Internet? If you have your paintings hanging in a gallery, shop etc then you can encourage people to look, touch even smell your works of art. High Street shopping and gallery purchases … Continue reading ?
In the eyes of the ones who have nothing….Capitalism = Terrorism
Materials: Acrylic and Oil Paint with commercial vinyl.

This image was created on a computer running Windows 98, manipulated and edited using Signlab. The finished version was cut out in vinyl with a Camm-1 Plotter and stuck onto board.

'Mass Production and The New Jesus and Mary' Memorial design is now almost completely originated on the computer. Standard designs can be purchased from catalogs. My work as a memorial designer has involved producing bespoke designs for commercial clients who reproduce images over and over again.

Tue Apr 8 01:31:30 2003

'Christ the Capitalist' The corruption within the 'established church' has been exposed. Has Jesus cast out the money lenders from the temple or is he charging rent? Jesus Christ, a symbol of capitalism.

Sun July 27 11:18:46 2003
Methodology
'Computer cut religious imagery; why look any further? ' Quote


North Devon business hosting Ilfracombe

From the blog of Veronica Henry Now is the time when I go into M and S and buy at least ten pairs of 60 deniers, in various colours and...

Saturday, 27 August 2011

West Buckland Festival - Auction

West Buckland Festival

SILENT AUCTION LOTS


Bidders are invited to make secret bids for lots in the 'Silent Auction' from 15th August by placing a sealed envelop, containing a sheet of paper with your name, address, bid and telephone number on it, into the 'Bid Box' in St Peter's Church, West Buckland. You may place an email bid here.


The winner of each Lot will be announced at ‘The Evening with Dana’ concert on Sunday 11th September.

Lot 1 : The choice of one of three paintings or drawings by Gerald Moore. These will be exhibited in St. Peter’s Church from 15th August until 11th September 2011.

Minimum Bid £200

The three paintings are part of the unique Collection of the Works of Gerald Moore and are due to be exhibited permanently soon in a London Gallery. Read more…


‘Dog in Landscape’



MorgueGallery.com is in the top 10 blogs for Arts in the Technorati.com charts and the top 100 for Living.


Original painting by Peter Bright

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Thursday, 7 July 2011

This Window - Video

Here is a video featuring a track call 'Tanks Le Lot'  by This Window which appears in the 'Extraction' remix on the album 'Cassette Culture . The images are of an exhibition in the 150 building in West Buckland, Devon.


I clearly prefer This Window to any other current state of the artmixers that are presently popular. This review is from Stick It In Your Ear a UK fanzine (1990). This Window - Cassette Culture 1989 - 2009  ...

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Goodramgate - The Adventures of Skippy and Jake

Found this on FaceBook. This is a fantastic track - go and listen!
 
The Adventures of Skippy and Jake A little song on their EP 'Portraits'.

A d v e r t
Just another reminder if you live in the Barnstaple area of Devon and you are aged between eight and fourteen or have children within that age group, West Buckland School Art Department are running a comprehensive series of holiday art activities. This offer is open to the general public and not just specifically for the pupils of the school...

Workshop - Veronica Henry

Have you ever wanted to write a novel? A day with best selling novelist Veronica Henry, to learn a few tricks of the trade.

Charity Auction - West Buckland Festival



Lot 6: An intense and stimulating workshop for a group of two or four individuals given by the best selling author of ‘The Beach Hut’. This is a workshop designed to get your creative juices flowing. Read more…

Bidders are invited to make secret, silent bids  –  see details below. You may place an email bid here.

 

The objectives of the West Buckland Festival are to:

 

Provide music, art and entertainment for the purpose of enriching the lives of people in North Devon and raise monies for the upkeep of St Peter's Church, West Buckland and to provide additional funding for another Charity or Charities chosen by the Festival Committee each year.

In 2011, the Festival Committee will make an allocation of surplus funds to the North Devon District Hospital Chemotherapy Unit Appeal, to the PCC of St Peter's Church and to East Buckland and West Buckland Village Hall.

Some 5,000 cancer patients attend North Devon District Hospital each year for chemotherapy. The care and attention are good, but the surroundings aren't. This vital Appeal is to raise £2m+ to create a purpose designed Unit that is comfortable and welcoming. We hope that you will give as generously as possible and support the Festival so that we can give as much as possible to this Appeal.

The Birthday Party
(In Paperback)
Published by Orion 21 July 2011



Delilah Rafferty has lived out her tempestuous marriage to hell-raiser Raf in the full glare of the media spotlight. Now, from the luxurious comfort of her beautiful kitchen, Delilah is planning her birthday party, a night that will see a star-studded gathering of friends and family celebrate in traditional Rafferty style. But she has more on her mind than just invitations... 

Raf has been offered a part in a movie he can't refuse. But will that mean he'll succumb to the temptations he's struggled so hard to resist for the last ten years - beautiful women and too much wine? And Delilah's three daughters, Coco, Violet and Tyger, are building careers of their own, only too aware that the press are waiting for them to slip up. For although the Rafferty girls might look like angels, they are only human.
As with all families, there are secrets and rivalries bubbling away, and on one gloriously starry night, it's all going to come spilling out This is your invitation to a birthday party of the year...

Glam yet emotionally astute-a sparky absorbing read which fizzes with life and zip. (MSLEXIA)

Bidders are invited to make secret, silent email bids from 15th August. You may place an email bid here. We offer a 100% guarantee that no...

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Pictures of an Exhibition

La Belle et La Bête

Long Gallery 150 Building by This Window
Long Gallery 150 Building, a photo by This Window on Flickr.
View down the long gallery of the Peter Bright Exhibition of Prints, Drawings and Paintings in the 150 Building, West Buckland School Monday 6th June – Friday 1st July (open 0900 to 1600 Mon. to Fri.)

Postcard for exhibition 

I will mail you a postcard of an image that was exhibited recently in an exhibition of mine. I have always loved the idea of Mail Art - the forerunner of the Internet!

Mail art is a worldwide cultural movement that began in the early 1960s and involves sending visual art (but also music, sound art, poetry, etc.) through the international postal system. Mail Art is also known as Postal Art or Correspondence Art. The term networking is often used to describe Mail Art activities, based on the principles of barter and equal one-to-one collaboration.

After a peak in popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Mail Art phenomenon has gradually migrated to the Internet, whose “social networks” were largely anticipated and predicted by the interactive processes of postal collaborations. Nevertheless, Mail Art is still practiced in the new Millennium by a loose planetary community involving thousands of mailartists from the most varied backgrounds.

Mail art. (2011, June 5). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 09:11, June 10, 2011, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mail_art&oldid=432628954
To receive your postcard click the button below - the £1.00 is to cover postage etc.


La Belle et La Bête

There is a good article about the exhibition in The North Devon Journal:

'BOLD and arresting artwork will catch the eye at West Buckland School this month. The striking exhibition of prints, drawings and paintings is by Woolacombe artist, Peter Bright.

In it, Peter revisits images and ideas from his past and re-execute them in print and paint.

A picture of the astronaut inspired the paintings on canvases, on the theme of, 'What Happened To The Space Age?' Read more...

Beauty and the Beast - painting 2011 a painting by This Window (aka Peter Bright). What is the relationship between the woman and the ape? Who is the beast? ...

Friday, 10 June 2011

Whistleblow - electro music compilation


Pre-Release Review Coming Soon

Net.Ware Whistleblow

International electro music compilation

EAN 4050486050156
Label: Electro Arc
CD No.: 1001020
Release date: 15. July 2011
Genre: Electronic, ambient,
Subgenre: Electro, EBM, Synthpop, Minimal, indutrial dance

01 (Klonavenus) Net.Ware Whistleblow [01] The Borderline
02 (Subviolet) Net.Ware Whistleblow [02] Sign
03 (Minor) Net.Ware Whistleblow [03] Infection
04 (Apophysia) Net.Ware Whistleblow [04] Shingon
05 (Das Institut) Net.Ware Whistleblow [05] Restelektrizität
06 (Batch ID) Net.Ware Whistleblow [06] Spöken
07 (Rebel Empire) Net.Ware Whistleblow [07] Machinery (Batch ID Remix)
08 (Tech Nomader) Net.Ware Whistleblow [08] Tactics (Featuring Awilum)
09 (Noonatac) Net.Ware Whistleblow [09] Plastix
10 (Letzte Ausfahrt Leben) Net.Ware Whistleblow [10] Cocon (Single Edit)
11 (FTANNG!) Net.Ware Whistleblow [11] King Of My World (Adenoma Rmx By MC1R)
12 (Nemesis21) Net.Ware Whistleblow [12] Hibernation V1.4
13 (LPF 12) Net.Ware Whistleblow [13] The Experience Is The New Reality (Alternate Version)
14 (Sick En For) Net.Ware Whistleblow [14] Legislative Influence For Sale

This Window - 'Cassette Culture': Still Available from Electro Arc: "Review: ...As the stony voice and slithering guitar move deliciously over the stark beat and disdainful bass 'Where Is My Jesus' creeps about..."

Nude Woodcut for sale

This series of woodcuts is available to purchase. This image was exhibited in the 150 Building at West Buckland School, North Devon. This woodcut is printed over pages of an old directory of important people from the early 20th century. … Continue reading

Nude Woodcut Prints #printmaking


 Nude Woodcut 
This woodcut is printed over pages of an old directory of important people published in the 20th century. This image was exhibited in the 150 Building at West Buckland School, North Devon. Available from Store.

This Window - 'Cassette Culture': Nude Woodcut: "Nude Woodcut. This series of woodcuts is available to purchase. Each print is unique and is hand printed (unframed) and is delivered free of charge."

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Sunday, 29 May 2011

This week's top ten

After recovering from a few technical issues we are proud to publish this week top interviews, reviews and stories on SystemCulture.org.

  • Below is an email interview with Intrendent. All interviews are published unedited. When did you begin releasing music? Started making Ta...
  • The 2011 West Buckland Festival promises to be exceptional. We have the best array of artists and performers and Workshop leaders ever....
  • Last November we had some simple answers to a few simple questions I'd asked Lidwine returned - I was forwarded this YouTube video a few day...
  • Goosebumps, tingles and bass in your rib cage - This is without doubt total class. It has been our policy over the years to focus on the ...
  • This Window - 'Cassette Culture': Napalm Exmoor : "This was an extremely successful sell out exhibition – below is the text that went with ...
  • Photo by Veronica Henry I have been looking forward to going to see a Bat For Lashes live gig again and on the whole I wasn't too disappo...
  • There are thousands of podcasts out there that deliver repetitive, dull, boring music mixed in with inane verbal garbage, a masturbation f...
  • As you know I am a sucker for analogue synth sounds. Any chance to listen to something that has references to Kraftwerk (it need only be mi...
  • Eriek Van Havere is one of my all time heroes of the underground, he has been releasing high quality products for years and years. Original...
  • The Birthday Party (In Paperback) Published by Orion 21 July 2011 Delilah Rafferty has lived out her tempestuous marriage to hell-raiser ...

     I can also recommend visiting this page if you like NOISE


This Window - 'Cassette Culture': This Window - Extraction

This Window - 'Cassette Culture': This Window - Extraction: This Window - Extraction - 2009 remix by Jake Bright - Extraction Part 1 (7:30)

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This Window - Cassette Culture 1989 - 2009 - Extraction Pt. 1




This Window - 'Cassette Culture': Napalm Exmoor

This Window - 'Cassette Culture': Napalm Exmoor: "This was an extremely successful sell out exhibition – below is the text that went with the show:

Weedkiller Over Clematis
(Oil paint on canvas - all sold)

The fashion for gardening, for an asthmatic, is a cruel joke. We have been ‘doing’ the garden at our home and I made the mistake of planting several climbing plants – I now know I have another contact allergy! Yet again concrete is the only true solution to my problems. The larger paintings in this exhibition are based on the colours these climbing plants go when you spray them with weedkiller."

Thursday, 26 May 2011

West Buckland Festival 2011 - Events

The 2011 West Buckland Festival promises to be exceptional. We have the best array of artists and performers and Workshop leaders ever. I hope that you will find time to look at the dozen different Events that we shall be holding between 8th and 11th September and that you will decide to come along to as many Events as you can manage.

Most of our Events are staged in St Peter’s Church, West Buckland and our Village Hall and we are most grateful to all who help and allow us to stage this Festival.
Friday and Saturday evening
£ 10.00 each in advance

£ 12.00 on the door

£ 5.00 Children under 14
Sunday with Dana
£ 15.00 no concessions
Festival Walk
£ 5.00
Workshops
£ 7.50

TICKETS CAN BE OBTAINED FROM :
Nicola Clement
NORTH DEVON GAZETTE
Old Station Road
Barnstaple EX32 8PB


West Buckland Festival website is powered by 100% wind energy. The machines hosting their site and e-mail are fully eco-friendly! As energy awareness continues to grow, people are not just looking to make lifestyle adjustments, they want to make environmentally responsible decisions, this site is powered by renewable energy. Contact North Devon Web for details on how to make your business website more in tune with today’s responsible business (moral and environmental) obligations.

West Buckland Festival are supporting:
All tickets will be available from 20th June 2011. For a full list of exhibitions, workshops and evening performances please visit: http://www.westbucklandfestival.co.uk/prog.html

A very Special evening with
Dana - in person
We are pleased to announce that Dana will be appearing in St Peter's Church on Sunday 11th September 2011. A number of her songs will be performed with a choir of local schoolchildren. There are only a limited number of tickets available so please visit our 'Box Office'.
Dana won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1970, beating such well known, international singing stars as Julio Inglesias. Read more...

It’s Cabaret Time! An all star cast hosted by your
MC JONATHAN RALPH
7:30 -10:00 pm in St Peter’s Church
with HARRY THE PIANO
‘‘the best pianist in the civilised world’ – Jonathan Ross
LOUISE LLOYD – back again with her beautiful sonorous voice
MATT PANG – our Gentleman Jester, contortionist and trickster
JIMMY TAMLEY- your very own Ventriloquist and Comic
ELLIE HUBBLE – the outstanding Saxophonist


Tickets (including refreshments) £10 in advance, £12 at the door, Children under 14 – £5

Monday, 23 May 2011

Lidwine - The Coast

Last November we had some simple answers to a few simple questions I'd asked Lidwine returned - I was forwarded this YouTube video a few days ago and decided to give it a polite nonchalant glance (I'd had a few beers and was a bit bored and thought 'Entertain Me'!) - I began to listen and  guess what it was charming (a pretty naff word to use) I was captured. The interview...


This article was scrambled together by This Window

Sunday, 22 May 2011

EE Tapes - Eriek Van Havere


Eriek Van Havere is one of my all time heroes of the underground, he has been releasing high quality products for years and years. Originally distributing and acquiring unusual bands through the mail art scene. I came into contact with him around 1988 when he kindly put several tracks of mine onto his compilation cassettes. In 1989 he asked me to do a whole tape of my own stuff which he released in 1989. This cassette album was titled 'Extraction' - it is still the best thing I have produced - it never sold as many copies as my later releases like 'You Have The Power', which was distributed by Microsoft but it was written at a time when I was a a 'creative high'.

I was invited by him to perform at a mail art / radio show / art exhibition in 1990 and had the pleasure of his company for a few days. He is a kind man but is convinced he is not an Artist. I'm sorry to inform him that he is an Artist - the attention to detail he takes over his releases is ART.  EE Tapes (Belgium) is one of the best quality independent labels out there. Anyway I like him a lot simply because he likes the work of Clifford T. Ward......

I can recommend visiting his labels webpage it is crammed with audio delights




The extract below is taken from my favourite online resource: The Living Archive of Underground Music, written by Don Campau

Did you have a philosophy or a particular sound you were trying to advocate on EE Tapes?
How did you decide on the artists for the first few tapes?

No particular philosophy except maybe promoting the artists whose sounds I liked?

As to compilations I've always worked by personal invitation. “Send me a dark imaginary soundtrack of your inner mind” I used for the long-running Notre-Dame series (13 volumes). Maybe this phrase set the tone for the darker electronic sound? But I did rock releases too, like Viktimized Karcass, Na Und or Dull Schicksal. Most full tapes came by invitation too as far as I can remember.....


"Extraction" proves conclusively that they are no mere flash in the pan,with 'songs' that sting in the face,& playing that flays the senses raw. I clearly prefer This Window to any other current state of the artmixers that are presently popular. Read More...

This article was scrambled together by This Window

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

DAIZY - I'll Be Alright

 

Found this on Facebook:

DAIZY is 13. This is her first self-penned song entitled 'I'll Be Alright'. The track was recorded at www.Trackwriters.com in Bristol. Produced by Wake (Dastards).

I'll Be Alright by DAIZY

Saturday, 14 May 2011

This Window in the top ten!

Great news! This Window's blog has reached number 9 in the Technorati top ten Art blogs.

This Window were active participants in the 1980's ‘Cassette Culture’, ‘DIY’ movement during which time eight solo album releases were produced.




In January 2009 ‘Cassette Culture 1989 – 2009’ was released as a commercial download. This project contained remixes of a series of demo recordings made in 2008 and a section of the live Plac.Art.X set that was streamed over the Internet to Regensburg Germany in August 2007. This release also contains a complete remixed version of 'Extraction' which was originally released in 1989. These remixes were by Jake Bright the bass player from Alms.

Below is a section from a review by Mick Mercer in his journal (November 21st, 2009). His is one of our favorite sites on the web.

"Extraction Part 1’ through to ‘Extraction Part 4’ works out as about thirty five minutes from the ‘Extraction’ album, with everything from scuzzy guitar doldrums, to foul-mouthed American opinion, displaced operatics, Industrial rumblings, orchestral fritters, world musicish musings and waverings, rhythmic sibilance. ‘Hungry Children’ is a weird disquieting flutter, then the gloriously swaggering ‘Where Is My Jesus?’ is real style because this is as good a post-punk slinky noir standout as you’ll find, which then ends up as ‘Jig-Saw Man’, a mutant punk fumble. If you like your music unpredictable but weighty this is for you."

Print

Exhibition of Prints, Drawings and Paintings by
Peter Bright

Monday 6th June – Friday 1st July (open 0900 to 1600 Mon. to Fri.)
150 Building, West Buckland School

Old images and ideas revisited and recycled - re-executed in print and paint. A body of work based around "Beauty and the Beast" a classic tale of love, rejection and prejudice, where the beauty is the beast and the beast is the beauty. An allegory, a symbolic representation or a metaphor for my feelings towards ART.

Quote: “Take up a radical position with Peter Bright, who is borderline anarchic in his thinking and equally bold in his art.” Andrea Charters … Continue reading ?

This exhibition will coincide with a printmaking course I will be giving. Read more...

Contact me for more details.

Print on paper of gorilla and church part of the work to be exhibited in the Long Gallery at West Buckland School...Continue reading ?




Friday, 13 May 2011

Lost Pages

Due to an error with Blogger some pages are missing - these should reappear at some point.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The Birthday Party by Veronica Henry

The Birthday Party
(In Paperback)
Published by Orion 21 July 2011
Delilah Rafferty has lived out her tempestuous marriage to hell-raiser Raf in the full glare of the media spotlight. Now, from the luxurious comfort of her beautiful kitchen, Delilah is planning her birthday party, a night that will see a star-studded gathering of friends and family celebrate in traditional Rafferty style. But she has more on her mind than just invitations… Raf has been offered a part in a movie he can’t refuse. But will that mean he’ll succumb to the temptations he’s struggled so hard to resist for the last ten years – beautiful women and too much wine? And Delilah’s three daughters, Coco, Violet and Tyger, are building careers of their own, only too aware that the press are waiting for them to slip up. For although the Rafferty girls might look like angels, they are only human. As with all families, there are secrets and rivalries bubbling away, and on one gloriously starry night, it’s all going to come spilling out This is your invitation to a birthday party of the year…

By 
Zak  on Amazon.com The Birthday Party
I loved this - the secret love child of Jilly Cooper and Jackie Collins - what more can you ask for?