• NaNoWriMo,  Some Other Scotland,  Writing

    Writing Progress

    This year I once again had a go at the NaNoWriMo challenge of writing a book/50,000 words in the space of 30 days. I bent the rules somewhat this time around, using the 50k to finish off Some Other Scotland…

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    NaNoWriMo,  Writing

    Scapple for Quick Maps

    I’ve mentioned my use of the relatively new application Scapple before, but as I work towards finishing off the epic that ‘Some Other Scotland‘ has become, this apparently simple little app has been making a growing impression on my workflow.…

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    Other Stuff

    Christmas Markets in Vienna

    A new book! Last year, Katharina and I visited all the Christmas markets in Vienna (and there are many), wandering the stalls, tasting the delicious food and discovering some quirky and unusual crafts. Armed with her then new camera, Katharina…

  • Oddities
    Featured,  Music,  Solo

    Oddities

    I had no plan to produce two instrumental albums within the space of this year, yet only five months after the release of ‘Obscurities‘, I’m delighted to announce the release of ‘Oddities’. This can be viewed as a direct sequel…

  • Culture Novels
    Influences,  Music,  Solo

    A Lament for The Culture

    I’m currently coming towards the end of the month’s challenge to create short musical pieces and accompanying photographs based on prompts from FMSPhotoADay. The results so far can be found on my previous post on the subject, but I thought…

  • Oddities
    Music,  Solo

    Sounds like a Picture

    I thoroughly enjoyed June’s Photo-a-day challenge, coming up with something musically-related for each of the diverse prompts. This month I’m making it a little more complicated and challenging by attempting to accompany each photo with a short piece of music:…

  • Influences,  Music

    Two Lords of Looping

    It has been a while since I recommended any music here, but there are two musicians I have been listening to a lot recently who both have new albums out and are well worth investigating if you like instrumental music…

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    Other Stuff

    Photo-a-day 2013

    Whilst I continue to plug away at completing and editing the rest of ‘Some Other Scotland‘, I’ve taken on a lighter challenge this month, one which is outside my usual area of interest. Katharina’s wonderful selection of photographs for Obscurities…

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    Writing

    Obscurities – Inside the Package

    Time for a little more behind-the-scenes about Obscurities. The text side of the whole package was put together with Scrivener, which I use for all my writing, but this time I dug deeper into the facilities within the software than…

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    Every Photo Tells...,  Featured,  Music,  Podcast,  Solo

    Obscurities

    After some fine-tuning of the music from the ‘10 Weeks : 10 Sounds‘ project, I have compiled it into an album that is now ready to download from Bandcamp. The music is embedded on the right-hand side of this site,…