Iain Cameron's Diary
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2011-01-14 - 12:50 a.m.
I havent been to Brill in ages - in fact it was chilly there and the heating was playing up but there was a wood fire in the stove and the floor heating in the kitchen was working. The Heathrow to Oxford coach was more crowded than I can remember. I started to read about Adorno and Heidegger but ended up just looking at the countryside. Lunch in the Red Lion 2 days running. I chatted to Derek in Pasadena before he went to Downtown LA to shoot a model. Gilbert mailed to say that the mix on Ambient is OK. Bette had a rough time at the dentist but still managed to cook some deliciously fresh pieces of cod for supper.
Thursday morning I got the coach back from Oxford to Heathrow then the bus back to Heston. I checked by e-ms and then set off to meet Rob at Faringdon. I had some trouble finding the Jerusalem Tavern but it was well worth the effort - here's a guidebook description:-
We sloped off to the North and stopped off at an Italian restaurant eventually finding our way to the London Centre for Creative Collaboration.
There was no entry fee and wine was on offer with an honesty box. The programme involved a wide variety of artistic performance. I was particularly looking forward to the 1971 Alvin Lucier piece - The Duke of York. This was created not long after one of his most famous pieces - I am Sitting in a Room. The DoY was originally scored for voice and synthesizers but this performance was voice and DSP - I couldnt help womdering how faithful this was. The first three performances were the most enjoyable or so we thought. This performance series happens on the second Thursday of every month - I will certainly go again.