Mary Bateman was was executed for murder 203 years ago. Her humiliating posthumous punishment is ongoing, her remains are displayed as a tawdry attraction at the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds. Today I am accompanying the vocal beauty of Layla Bert Smith (Wyrd England Gazetteer), we play with the hope of setting her free:
O! What do ye Wesh i’ the Beck
George H. Cowling
“O! What do ye wesh i’ the beck, awd wench?
Is it watter ye lack at heame?”
It’s nobbut a murderer’s shrood, young man,
A shrood for to cover his weam.(1)
“O! what do ye cut i’ the slack, awd hag?
Is it fencin’ ye lack for your beas'(2)?”
It’s nobbut a murderer’s coffin, sir,
A coffin to felt(3) his feace.”
“O! what do ye greaye(4) at the crossroads, witch?
Is it roots ye lack for your swine?”
“It’s nobbut a murderer’s grave, fair sir,
A grave for to bury him fine.”
“An’ whea be-owes(5) coffin an’ shrood, foul witch?
An’ wheas is the grave i’ the grass?”
“This spell I hae woven for thee, dear hairt,
Coom, kill me, an’ bring it to pass.”
1. Belly. 2. Beasts, cattle.. 3. Hide.
4. Dig 5. Owns,
A collection of images related in some way to my interpretation of Aghartha. I’m not sure how else to describe it at the moment, I think it will conspire to connect to Auto-mechanical fixation.
The chaos within the kosmic rather than electrical aether.
Saturn appears to me often, in my drawings and my mind. It means flux, kronos, time. It is the way matter must flow to reach one moment from the last, and this is the basis for the artistic movement Fluxus. Although in academic circles this movement is considered to be all but dead, musicians and artists are still travelling around Europe (and increasingly the U.S.A.) to perform and exhibit their artwork. A few enthusiastic individuals in my hometown recently arranged such a performance.
I’D M THEFT ABLE
With large rusty implements he makes sensual scrap yard noises. Occasional beats are a welcome relief from the distracting oral noise, like wriggling free and running towards the scrap yard gates but then your shoelaces come undone, you trip and there it is again weighing down on top of you.
Loug Ad Thayut, Crank Sturgeon was wilfully hilarious, but I have never heard such beautiful sounds from a ball of string. He created an atmosphere of innocent joy, innocence through penis jokes and crotch torches with candles dripping wax on his purple plastic cock. He had brought some of his contact mics, a friend bought the splug sp for me and I’ve been having a lot of fun with it.
CRANK STURGEON and I’D M THEFT ABLE have an exhibition (Smell Sound of Forensic Y’s) at the Basement, 31 Queens Road, Brighton until the 4th. I would highly recommend taking a look if you are in the area.
Ludo Mich is an amazing artist, from his experiments with Holography in the 70s to his current combination of film and haunting noise. His performance was Mesmerising, “Lucifer was an angel once” the words are read from a book with no words. HARAPPIAN NIGHT RECORDINGS WITH PASCAL NICHOLS perfectly accompanied his tortured ranting and their connection had obviously solidified by the time they played in Sheffield. When Ludo plays a second spirit is very obviously present, Chantal Mich laughs and plays along with her energy. They are playing in London tonight at cafe OTO (from a small amount of research I have concluded that this has nothing to do with the oto, can anyone confirm is this correct?).
It was my birthday last weekend and Ludo gave me the painting and book shown in the pictures above. I desperately wanted to give him and Chantal one of my drawings as a wedding gift but I was too scared, perhaps I will include it in a letter to them when they have finished their tour.
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The first and only link I’ve found between crystallographic /organic symmetry and electrical music is the Sidrassi organ.
All I really know about them is that they are beautiful and I’m currently trying to build my own so that I can understand how they work and their relationship with chaos and the electrical aether.
Haeckel Astrophyton darwini - Subblue
The ‘strange attractor’ is referenced frequently in chaos magic circles, infinite but bounded, they form the basis of our understanding of deterministic chaos (in the case of the Lorentz attractor). The complex nature of strange attractors results in a fractal structure. Fractals are self-similar infinitely repeating patterns with an innate beauty that has been represented in art long before Mandelbrot’s seminal publication in 1975. An example of fractal music is the first Bourree in Bach’s cello suite no.3, below is a recording of the piece played by Rostropovich, arguably one of the greatest cellists of the last century.
With an understanding of the mathematical form of fractals, far more complex visual art has been produced since the early 80’s. I was recently introduced to the work of Subblue, who performs experiments with spherical coordinates to produce ‘mandelbulbs’ whose appearance is strangely biological, resembling highly symmetrical virus capsids. Just as artistic thought is inherent in scientific discovery, scientific thought is implicit in his artistic creations and in this way the feedback mechanism between the two seemingly distinct disciplines is exposed.
Left - Mandelbulb, Right - Icosohedral Virus Capsid
Eventually came Man. Man looked outwards and reached for the spheres of order and the spheres of chaos. Astrology was born.