Wednesday, December 8, 2010

sands

Live This Saturday

I will be performing a piece live this saturday evening - 18 december 2010 - as part of Ed Devane's Stop/Run event, in the Severed Head, 16a Mount Street, Dublin.

Information on this unique event can be found at the facebook event page, and at Ed Devane's blog.

Video

Great new video by Michael Higgins set to a song by Suzanne Walsh and myself can be seen here.

Review

Review of United Bible Studies' "Gascoigne Observatory" of which I was a part at fluid radio.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Water and Fire

Live

Many thanks to all who attended the August Joinery event, to the wonderfully helpful individuals behind the venue, to Dolorosa for her fantastic visuals, to Diarmuid MacDiarmada for sound engineering, and to my fellow performers, the always brilliant Children Under Hoof and the always superb Estel.
Each of the three acts (of five individuals each) functioned as living pentagrams in an event functioning as an invocation of specific planetary energies with the aim of transmitting and increasing certain magickal currents.
Excellent photos from the event can be seen here. My thanks to the photographers.

Laura Sheeran Remix

My hardcore ambient / codeine minimalist remix of Laura Sheeran's wonderful "The Sadness Of The Sea" is available for free download here. Also check out the other remixes of the track, they're great! While you're at it, I give my highest possible recommendation to the fantastic ep - "to the depths" - from which the song originates.

Untied Babel Statues

A new album by United Bible Studies is out now on Apollolaan Recordings, featuring contributions and vocals (a duet with Suzanne Walsh with lyrics in Celestial Speech) from myself.

I noticed a minor misnomer on the Apollolaan website regarding my contributions that I wish to clean up. I used no loops whatsoever, rather they were heavily treated field recordings of certain places (my back garden and Christchurch Cathedral) and myself playing violin, drums and Tibetan bells and bowls - all modified and mixed on the spot.

This release has already sold out from Apollolaan themselves, however the last copies will be available from Volcanic Tongue and Norman Records soon.

A song and video created around the same time and at the same location as the above release, which features Goetic atmospherics from myself and stars me as the eye behind the foxhead, can be heard and seen here.

Finally, a recording of my first live apperance with the band can be heard here.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Body Map

playing as a member of united bible studies and a guest with papercut tomorrow

7 pm
sunday 25 july 2010
the twisted pepper
54 middle abbey street
dublin 1

Friday, July 16, 2010

Seared Eyes In The White Heat

a recent live improvisation with Suzanne Walsh can be heard here.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Dawn

Soundcloud Profile

Two hours of complete tracks in their entirety in highest possible sound quality can be heard at http://soundcloud.com/brian-conniffe

Martin A. Egan Upcoming Album Progress

Recent intense studio work has brought this upcoming release very close to completion. It promises to be an incredibly unique and emotionally powerful album, and one which I am personally honoured and delighted to be a part of.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

just there going

music from the deep woods:

the debut release by laura sheeran is released tomorrow evening for free download, featuring contributions by clodagh simonds, colin potter, michael begg, adrian crowley, emily aoibheann, marc aubele, saoirse wall, alexandre coutelier and myself. information about the event here

from lumberton trading company and fourth dimension:

12”/MLP subscription scheme

forthcoming on lumberton trading company

a series of six limited edition 12”/MLPs is presently being planned. each will be limited to between 600 and 1000 (to be clarified on every release) and feature approximately 30/35 minutes of music in total. the artists confirmed are: faust with phillipe petit, andrew liles (with volga), human greed, robert hampson (ex-main/loop), glass (featuring the late jhonn balance) and brian conniffe (who has so far appeared on steven stapleton & tony wakeford’s the revenge of the selfish shellfish recent reissue on robot records via a remix).
each will retail for around £10.00/£11.00 (excluding postage), but the entire series can be subscribed to for 57.00 GBP (EU)/75.00 GBP (ROW), including postage (NB: or for 220 PLN if in poland). a couple of extra items will also be given to subscribers only, but these are yet to be confirmed. more news shortly, with the andrew liles MLP scheduled to go into production anytime soon and which should be available in june and will be limited to 600. It will retail for £10.00 + postage.
if interested in subscribing, or pre-ordering this alone, please email richo_j@hotmail.com

lumberton trading company and fourth dimension are home to many releases by steven severin, merzbow, andrew liles, circle, thighpaulsandra, theme, michael gira, faust, sion orgon, human greed, and many more. the fourth dimension shop also carries releases by many including william basinski and maurizio bianchi. a new website for lumberton trading company is currently under construction and almost completed, while the fourth dimension website is here. alternately, email richo_j@hotmail.com for information.

Monday, April 12, 2010

حشّاش

upcoming first full length solo release will be on the lumberton trading company label, as part of a series of vinyl releases, alongside artists i am great fans of, such as andrew liles (nurse with wound), faust and jhonn balance (coil). more information soon.

likewise i am also delighted and honoured to be a guest on laura sheeran's forthcoming debut release "music for the deep woods", again alongside some of my favourite artists including clodagh simmons (fovea hex), colin potter (nurse with wound / ora / monos) and michael begg (human greed), amongst many other luminaries.

currently working on an album with martin a. egan, which is turning out to be one of the most unique and remarkable things i have had the pleasure to be involved in.

work continues on new songs with suzanne walsh, and we hope to play live again soon, perhaps even boasting an extended line up featuring diarmuid macdiarmada and damien donovan.

forthcoming collaboration with owensie.

more information on all the above in time.

Monday, March 1, 2010

mirror

article, interview and song for download at second square to none.