London Word Festival

Next Leafcutter Concert: Cafe Oto Thursday 29th April

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 | Live Shows | No Comments

Well thanks to Tom and the London Word festival team the Briggflatts show went really well. The audience were bloody amazing which made it extra special. I’m having a little pause before my next concert and I’m going to try and pull together all the strands I’ve been working on to actually produce some new music (SHOCK) for the next concert:

gonna be good

gonna be good

The show is the record launch my my friend Keung ‘Mandelbrot’ who plays intricate lines through a plethora of FX pedals (in fact he uses a prototype pedal that I made at the moment). Also playing is the wonderful Lina Lapelyte who I’ve had the pleasure of playing with a couple of times and is my favorite violinist.

Details: 29th April – Leafcutter John, Mandelbrot, Lina Lapelyte – Cafe Oto, 8pm £6 in advance – Tickets Here!

Ta ta for now,

Leafcutter John.

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London Word Festival Commission

Friday, January 22nd, 2010 | Live Shows | No Comments


I am just about to start work on a new piece commissioned by the London Word Festival. They have asked me to remake Basil Bunting’s long-form poem Briggflatts. 

Born in 1900, Basil Bunting was imprisoned as a conscientious objector, lived in Persia as a British spy in the 40s and later worked as a journalist in his native North East. Briggflatts, a poetic autobiography which celebrates the culture and language of Northumbria, was published in 1966 and belatedly announced Bunting as one of the great Modernist poets alongside T.S. Eliot and Ezra Pound.

Have a go on this video – VOICE! 

I’ll be performing the piece on Sunday the 28th March, at Stoke Newington International Airport . It’s £6.50 adv / £8 door and starts at 7:30.  Any you’ll get my good self + Peter Finch+ MacGillivray + Hannah Silva.

All the info is here.

All I have to do now is make the thing….

Leafcutter John x.

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