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London Ghost Conference

15 Oct

Will Fowler of the BFI’s Flipside nights and I will be presenting a cinematic survey of London’s Vampires at The London Ghost Conference on 27 October at the Bishopsgate Institute, organised by Scott Wood of the London Fortean Society. You can read all about it here, or below the break:

London Ghosts Conference
27 October 2012 10.30am-6.00pm
Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH
£20 (plus 10% booking fee.)
Tickets from We Got Tickets

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They’re coming!

3 Oct

3.10.12 Circuit Blasting at Jiggling Atoms

26 Sep

 

JIGGLING ATOMS (info)
3 October, 8-8.30pm – FREE!

The Rag Factory, 16 – 18 Heneage St, London, E1 5LJ

Unsound festival, Krakow

20 Sep

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be presenting a version of my Akashic Records talk at the Unsound Festival in Krakow, Poland, somewhere I’ve never been before!

3pm, Thursday 18 October:

Where Does a Circle End? Magick and pop music in Britain, 1888-1978.

Magic and music are as old as humanity, but organised witchcraft, a British cultural export whose influence has been felt all over the world, is younger than jazz. In this talk, illustrated with images, music and rare recordings, Mark Pilkington, author of Mirage Men and publisher of Strange Attractor Press, explores British occultism’s origins in the bohemian groves of late 19th century London, and charts its impact on popular music and some of its players, from the rock ‘n’ roll years through to the paradigm shift of punk. The emerging stories glow with transcendence, ripple with mystery, honk with absurdity and are all too often shadowed by tragedy.

 

John Keel on David Letterman!

10 Sep

 

A rare, characteristically wry TV appearance from fortean author John Keel, via the wonderfully comprehensive John Keel.com site, run by Doug Skinner and friends. Note the UFO-friendly audience!

Dead When I Got Here

28 Jul

The trailer for a forthcoming film from Mark Aitken, with electronic music by myself.

Dead When I Got Here is a feature documentary about life in a mental asylum run by its own patients in Juárez, Mexico. The story leads to one man realising his most improbable dream.Visit our website for more info on the film and how you can get involved with supporting these amazing people.

 

Christos Fanaras: Impernanence

24 Jul

 

Extract from Impermanence, the mesmerising new album by RW pal Christos Fanaras
(and look out for a cameo appearance form another friend of the workshop).

The full album is available via Rough Trade.

The video was produced & directed by Adam B Daniels

Sean Daniels: Director of Photography

James A. Holland: Machine Maker/Co Art Direction:

Azusa Nakagawa: Animation/End Titles

Raagnagrok at Supernormal

22 Jul

Your favourite cosmo-exotic synth ‘n’ sitar duo will be among the many and varied delights at this year’s Supernormal festival. Tickets are an absurdly reasonable £65, and there are musical fireworks, so come join us.

Emerald Vision by Rose Kallal

2 Jul

 

Multiple 16mm film loop installation by Rose Kallal.

Presented as a live performance at Participant Inc Gallery in New York City,  as part of the “Start Begin Feel Again” exhibition (reviewed here in the New York Times).

Sound by Rose Kallal with Mark Pilkington, using modular synthesizers in New York and London.

Knifeworld – Clairvoyant Fortnight

14 Jun

And the true face of god is…

From the brilliant Kavus Torabi

Knifeworld play at the London Lexington on Friday 22 June