The long road to musical greatness

Posted on October 15, 2010

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Hugely enjoyed tonight’s trip to Edinburgh to take part in the launch for Mutation Press‘s “Music For Another World”, an anthology of stories involving music. Unfortunately, thanks to sitting in an M8 traffic jam, I was disappointed to arrive too late to hear Jim Steel and Sean Martin read from their contributions, but I was just about in time to enjoy Gavin Inglis’ reading (as always!) and perform part of my own story, Arrhythmia. Since the story was written as a prose musical, where there is music in the world and all of the dialogue is sung, it seemed like a good idea to perform it as such. So, in the spirit of cross-disciplinary experimentation, I accompanied my reading on the piano. It seemed to go down well, but I’m just glad I called it halt before the punk bit.

Great to see so many faces along from the east coast writing fraternity (and a few from the west coast too). Hope many books were sold, and look forward to doing it all again in Glasgow sometime soon.

btw – that musical act tacked on to the end was a bit mental, eh?

 

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