JAZZ SONGS, SCREEN & RADIO PLAYS
- Jazz Songs
- Frank and Moustique Go Boating
- The Breath of Psyche - screen play
- A lover's Opera - screen play
Peter Stickland - Songs
Calum Storrie - Drawings & photos
Matt Robinson – Notation
Jazz Songs is a history of how I devised the lyrics for a series of songs, their musical notation and a collection of drawings by Calum Storey, depicting jazz musicians in performance. These jazz songs have been created by collaging new lyrics to existing tunes. It starts with three jazz standards covered by John Coltrane, re-written and re-lyricised to mimic all the improvised notes played by Coltrane. Other sections start the process with folk songs and popular songs, and the final section are collages of two existing songs.
Frank and Moustique Go Boating
A play for radio. Published 2011.
This book includes 26 drawings and comes with a free CD.
The play is performed by Peter Stickland and Christine Fasse.
Sound by David Cunningham.
Introductions by Lena Tutunjian
Act 1. Life without the others; a disused dairy in Kentish Town.
Act 2. Before the parachute opens; a piece of waste ground in Hackney.
Act 3. A rhapsody of impertinence; a squat in St. John's Wood.
Act 4. Paddling in public; a ship's chandlers in Wapping.
Click here to listen: http://www.stalk.net/piano/f%26m.htm
The two plays, Frank and Moustique go boating and Frank and Moustique get a life, follow the long British tradition of radio repartee which goes nowhere in particular. The two characters that appear in both plays are under vivid misapprehensions – in the first they believe they are improvising a performance and in the second that they are in the process of earning a living. The plays have a ludicrous plot with surreal humour, puns, catch phrases and an array of bizarre sound effects. The play Frank and Moustique go boating can be heard by following this link.
Frank is read by Peter Stickland, Moustique by Christine Fasse. Introductions are by Lena Tutunjian and Sound is by David Cunningham.
The Breath of Psyche - Screenplay
The breath of Pan resonates across the bright blue oceans, filling the air with a sweet music that multiplies with endless variations from the mountainous terrains to the boundless deserts.
Psyche grows miraculously tall and sings; her magical voice reverberating across continents, resounding through a million hearts. All who hear the echoing sounds speak of a new dawn.
A Lover's Opera - Screenplay