Archive for December, 2010

Last and next workshop

Monday, December 13th, 2010

The following has just been sent to all emails on our list:-

We met at The Betsey Trotwood on 11th December 2010 for the last meeting of the year. Temperature changes had token their toll, and numbers were down, with one of those present far from well.

But we had a good workshop nevertheless.

The planned “big” publication, a reprint, did not materialize, as half-forecast in an earlier email to those on this list. It seems that the screened image from which we were working of an ink-duplicated image upset the printer’s camera.

This had not been foreseen and schedules got a little awkward with Christmas coming up. It is to their credit, I think, that our printer raised the query, saying they did not think the result was good enough.

Rather than rush, and knowing that members of the launch audience were falling ill, wf delayed the launch to give us all time to solve the problem. That should mean 8th January 2011 or even perhaps 5th February 2011 because there are not that many working days between now and January.

In promotional terms, it makes little difference because we would not have sent out review copies until the new year.

I’ll keep you informed.

What would have been “the support act” became the only publication of that day, though a new one.

Hypothetical; Lawrence Upton; A4 landscape; 36 pp; heavy card covers; ring bound; ISBN 978 1 84254 140 1

£4.00 incl UK carriage

This is an “asemic poem” or “asemic poem set” made especially for the concert to mark Lawrence Upton’s 60th birthday and performed on 14th November 2009 by Mike McInerney (shakuhachi), John Drever (laptop) and Lawrence Upton (voice) at Goldsmiths, University of London. The poem(s) / indicative score was projected for the event; but until now it has not been available.

WF wishes you a warm and happy Christmas and New Year. We meet again on 8 January 2011 at The Betsey Trotwood. See you there.

(Some of you may remember that last year the first meeting of the season was cancelled due to anticipated weather conditions. That was a proposal of my then colleague which I acquiesced in as he was due to chair it alone.

I shall be chairing this meeting. I hope that the weather will be clement on 8 January 2011; but I warn it that I am far less easily dissuaded and shall do all I can to be there. On Saturday, I was initiated by the manageent into the mysteries of the room’s heating; so, if we can get there, we should be warm.)

A reminder message is planned for the first week of January.

Lawrence Upton