‘Ego In Exotica Sum: In memoriam Martin Denny 1911-2005’
Spoken word/audiovisual piece written by Ken Hollings and Graham Massey in 2005. Oration and performance with Graham Massey and an all-star combo honouring the creator of the Exotica sound. Green Room Theatre, Manchester June 24. ‘We rob ourselves of paradise by our very presence there: to see it with our own eyes is to see it vanish before our eyes.’ To see images of ‘Ego in Exotica Sum’ at the Green Room Theatre, click here. Full text reprinted in Strange Attractor Journal Three from Strange Attractor Press. A studio recording of the oration is now available from SoundMuseum FM.
‘Welcome To Mars (Version 0.3)’
A reading based on the chronological structure of Welcome to Mars: Fantasies of Science in the American Century 1947-1959 with pre-recorded electronic score by Simon James at the Gage Festival, Hull Time Based Arts, Hull, February 1.
‘Almost halfway into the final century of the Second Millennium, United States Congress votes heavily in favour of including the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance.’