05 Dec 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Map Ref

  “Interrupting my train of thought. Lines of longitude and latitude …” (56.036997, -3.395852) ≈   Either side of a surface Cross section of a world (in concrete) ≈≈≈ Now playing: Wire – Map Ref. 41°N 93°W

05 Apr 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Two Hours in the Lang Toun

Two hours. I have just dropped off a bunch of excited teenagers at Kirkcaldy Ice Rink (now rebadged as Fife Ice Arena) for the afternoon skating session. With too little time to return home and do anything meaningful, it seems like … Continue reading →

18 Mar 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Through the White World

Island of residual ≈ It was only for a few days. The immediate sensory world became a continuum of white and grey. A familiar world made strange.  Almost all colour, leached from the field of vision and imagination. White Grey … Continue reading →

18 Mar 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Lost Coordinates II

  Lost coordinates: Where untold stories         bleed into images            beyond words   Where unheard sounds of the spectral field           become entangled   ≈≈≈ Now playing: Jim O’Rourke – Disengage ...

01 Mar 2018 | From Hill to Sea

A Familiar World Made Strange

All tracks,  footprints, paths were gone. Buried. He had pitched a tent on arriving: how come it had not blown off? From inside, he watched the complex improvisations of the wind. He heard how it suddenly laughed with the sand, … Continue reading →

18 Feb 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Transitory Islands

 . Foregrounded over the Forth An archipelago of transitory islands .   A solitary tree, inhabits the island     Island of the hidden lagoon     (Love) Island of the heart ≈≈≈ The ‘Transitory Islands’ pic was a fairly … Continue reading →

17 Feb 2018 | From Hill to Sea

We Can Only Be Onlookers

. The call precedes the chorus of arrival A delphian chant from an ancient score   We can only be onlookers   Line of the long low swoop   Ascending   over the Forth   Carried   on song   … Continue reading →

07 Feb 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Strange Gravity

  light / pool flood / line cascade / spill      a strange gravity   ≈ Now playing: Catherine Lamb – ‘curvo totalitas’ (2016) from Yarn/Wire Currents 4

24 Jan 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Haar Gothic

Haar gothic Graveyard off limits No herald angels sing today ≈≈≈ Dunfermline Abbey 21.12.17 Now playing: Erik Satie (played by Philip Corner) – ‘The Gothic Dances’ from Satie Slowly

29 Nov 2017 | From Hill to Sea

At around 4.00pm, 25.11.17

Not any special tree. Just a tree and tidal sky, ebbing to gelid darkness. The last wave breaking of a November day. One final incandescent breath. A path lit – for the moment. To retreat or proceed? Always the same … Continue reading →

29 Nov 2017 | From Hill to Sea

Another Green World

  Another Green World     Concrete dreams of Catterline (Found Art – after Eardley) .    After the fall Small increments in green   ≈≈≈ Now playing: Eno – ‘In Dark Trees’ from Another Gree...