Archive for September, 2012

Vote for trees

Sigur Rós have invited film makers and video directors to create an original video for one of the tracks from their new album Valtari. The brief was completely open for entrants to take inspiration from the world around them. I appear in this video directed by Kate Molins & Nusha Ghironi… If you enjoy this tale of a tree messenger, set to an atmospheric Icelandic post-rock soundtrack, then you can vote… TO VOTE FOR THIS VIDEO CLICK HERE AND PRESS ‘VOTE’

In The Woods festival 2012

In The Woods is a small, secretive festival which takes place across a day and a night in the woodlands of Kent. So small and secretive in fact, that I didn’t even know of its existence until I received an unexpected invitation to perform on the Spoken Word stage… And so, yesterday’s line-up (15.30 – 21.00) was as follows: Dion Troubadour Power Charlie Dupre Dorothy Fryd and Richard Navarro Juha Virtanen Richard Dadd (that’s me) Indigo Williams I’d like to extend my thanks to organiser Richard Navarro, who remembered me from seeing one of my Canterbury performances several years ago. For my slot (7.30-8pm) I performed a brand new short story ‘The Diary’ about an introspective diarist who receives an unwanted tirade of attention, with comic consequences. My audience sat on hay bales, the arena a small clearing between trees hung with lights and interspersed with art installations and flowers. It was a pleasure to be involved, especially in such a unique and atmospheric setting. Due to noise restrictions, festival-goers were handed wireless headphones, meaning that my microphone fed into people’s ears rather than out of speakers. The same went for the silent disco, the cinema tent, even some...