Wordfringe 2009Programme StrandsEvent Calendar




1st–31st May 2009

Week 4

The Night Mare V Fear of Intimacy

Attila the Stockbroker and David Rovics

In Search of Salt

In Search of Salt

Poetry of Lighthouses

John Hegley

Drawing out the Creativity

Fredrik Sixten: Requiem

Week 5

The Word Birds

Voyager Poets

Not Drowning but Waving

Fresh Ayr

Young People's Poetry Competition Prizegiving

Stuart MacBride: Blind Eye


Closing Verses

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The Night Mare V Fear of Intimacy

(...trucks never sleep: or hurt: I do...)


Tuesday 19 May 2009
6.30pm – 7.30pm

Review by
E. E. Chandler

Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen [Map]

Admission £5 (concessions free)
No booking required

Part of New Words / New Sounds

Premiere of a work containing contemporary words and manufactured sounds from poet Knotbrook Taylor and sound artist David Liddell as they try in vain to dissect modern life and tear out its guts — bizarre, funny and terrifying — they cover such subjects as dating sites, tattoos, road side bombs, mummification, and bake them into a very strange sounding yet somehow compelling bolognaise — ‘holy heat Batman!’

Knotbrook Taylor

Based in Angus, poet and performer Knotbrook Taylor is a founder member of the Blue Salt Collective, a multimedia group of poets working with dance, image and sound. Currently trying to find meaning by juxtaposing random ideas and looking for the links — which is just the start of the Night Mare. Due to take up the post of Writer in Residence at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses in May 2009. His first collection Beatitudes is available from the Scottish Poetry Pamphlet website and from his own website www.knotbrook.co.uk.

David Liddell

Painter and musician David Liddell, based in Angus, was born in Liverpool in 1961. David's artistic output at the moment is concerned with landscapes and subterranean strangeness of the remembered place. The uninvited connections between mind, dream memory and experience. David likes to feel that artwork is an examination of this process, not the memory or place in itself, but the wish to revisit. Working with Knotbrook provides David with the opportunity to combine live guitar and effects together with samples and voice to create soundscapes that echo the poetry's otherworldliness.

Promoted by

Spring Tides Poetry Group

Supported by

Peacock Visual Arts
Aberdeen City Council



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