Bill Direen

Record Labels: Grapefruit Record Club, SmartGuy, Zelle/Powertool/South Indies

Publisher: Indie, South Indies.

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End of a busy year. My thanks to friends and colleagues
for many fruitful exchanges throughout 2018.
Arts Hub OAR Dunedin
With Anna Livesy Ears Wide Open, about the paperback Enclosures series (1 to 4).

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Friday, November 23rd: Film screening: A Memory of Others.
Simon Ogston documentary about Bill & guests/friends.
Long Play, Melbourne. Sold out sorry.Swan Songs for Melbourne

Saturday November 24th
Bil Direen / Centre Negative opens(9pm)
Post Office, Coburg Melbourne
https://www.facebook.com/events/333842617356151/
Direen Melbourne

Sunday November 25th 8pm to 10:30pm
Some Velvet Morning
123 Queens Pde, Clifton Hill, Victoria, Australia 3068

https://www.facebook.com/events/571950026572261/

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New interview here: On writing.
The Open Book, Aucklan
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Direen & ensemble
Theatre-Music "Armistice" Show
New Athenaeum Theatre, Dunedin Fri/Sat November 9/10
improvisation/song with ensmble Stuart Porter (sax), William Henry Meung (synth), Alex Wolken (p),
Greig Bainbridge (electric bass), Susan Ellis(tr), Brendon Ryniker (dr), Pania Simmonds (acoustic bass).

final theatre show
Grainstore, Oamaru
Sunday November 11, 4pm

Interviews
Arts Hub OAR Dunedin

Sofa Session Radio NZ

Radio Pacific with Graeme Hill

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USA poster thumb

A6 tour

September
Wed 19th. Reading. Dog with Two Tails. Dunedin.
Sat 22nd. Inch Bar Dunedin. Pre-tour bash. 8:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/291513438106907
Fri 28th. Pyramid Club, Wellington with Derek Champion and Ferocious
w. Mark Williams and Jo Contag
https://www.facebook.com/events/1764284363667504/
Sat 29th. Audio Foundation, Auckland with Steve Cournane
and special guest Pat Kraus
https://www.facebook.com/events/308452636381554/

Auckland Book Launch
Monday 1st. The Open Book. 201 Ponsonby Rd. Book launch with special guests Lisa Samuels and Tru Paraha
Launch & readings!!
The Open Book, 201 Ponsonby Rd
Monday 1st October 2018, 6pm

LAUNCH - details
Monday 1st October 2018 6pm
Final instalment of the four-part series Enclosures
The Open Book
201 ponsonby road, auckland
(opposite Prego, near the intersection with Franklin Road)
Readings from Enclosures4 with guests poets Lisa Samuels and Tru Paraha
Enclosures 4 contains folk tale, creative essay, a plan for a theatre in mourning, mathematical desperation and lyrics from recent text-music recordings with Wellington trio Ferocious. It contains the last instalments of a fragmentary novel about Dunedin denizen Robert Stoat.
Any of the books or sections within them may be read independently.
This volume (#4) is concerned with voicing and liberation in the focus media of cinema, theatre and the visual arts, through sound and silence, in darkness and in light.


Enclosures 4 contains:
Tyrant Dream Story
Mutism: prose
G: a mathematical story
Manima & Minima: a love story
Theatrefraught: prose
On Drainage: about windmills (historical)
Lyrics
Stoat: Interview of sorts
Film: sequences
Fin
Index of the Four Little Books

$20

Preorder online
to pick up at the launch
at The Open Book
Monday October 1st
https://theopenbook.co.nz/products/bill-direen-enclosures-4

The Wide USA tour !
October 5th. The Cropped Out Festival
6th. Memphis. DXDC
7th. Knoxville. The PIlot Light
8th. FMRL plus Brandon Seabrook Trio & Styrofoam Winos.
https://www.facebook.com/events/289456374984053/
WXNA Nashville with Jonathan Marx

Christchurch
12th October. Home again Builders reunion, Dark Room, Christchurch
with Greig Bainbridge and Stuart Page
Builders Dark Room

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Thanks to all who took part in the 2018 show about the Depression,
the Crash 1920s and more. Closing shows are at Athenaeum Theatre Dunedin
on November 9th and 10th, 8:30pm.
and at Grainstore in Oamaru,
on 11th November at 4pm.
2018 show

 

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Podcast with Simon Sweetman 2018

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Cut 2018 Bill Direen

Vinyl release of this much-awaited from Zelle Records, Powertool.

Digital download $7

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