Friday, 27 February 2015

REFLEKTIONS: An evening of acoustic music in aid of the Small School in Hartland.

After a mildly depressing silence there is news from the wonderful world of Wyrd. Martin "4th Eden" Eve has been engrossed in his new project: Organik Reflektion that is exploring the sonic possibilities in field recordings or founds sounds, and will eventually culminate in an EP. In the meantime, however, this has spawned REFLEKTIONS: An evening of acoustic music in aid of the Small School in Hartland.

The Small School, is a co-educational, independent school for 11-16 year olds, based in Hartland, Devon. We believe education should be based on trust and mutual respect, together with a commitment to the school community. We aim for a flexible and responsive approach to an individual’s interests, needs and abilities, thereby seeking to develop self-motivated learning.

Although over thirty years old, the Small School continues to pioneer a human scale approach to education and there is no other secondary school quite like it in the country. Many new ‘Free Schools’ have been influenced by the ethos of the Small School, but human scale at the Small School means a maximum of 40 students only.

The event will take place on 17th April, at St Anne's Chapel, Barnstaple. It is curated by Martin and compèred by yours truly. There will be sonic installations from the Organik Reflektion, and as well as talking nonsense and introducing the acts I have been prevailed upon to don my guitar and do some of my stuff live for the first time in more years than I care to remember. Acts confirmed so far include Dogleg, Dave Clinch, Tracy Nicholson, Others will be announced imminently.

Thursday, 19 February 2015


This song has been somewhat of a nemesis for Mike and me, but on Saturday night, with help from Martin and Marianne we nailed the bastard