Bill Thompson will be assisted by Patrick Keenan in performing a new work for Harpsichord and live electronics at Peacock Visual Arts. (Some of the electronics do involve the use of field recordings.)

Also performing will be James Wyness on handmade instruments (psaltery) and live electronics.

Doors open at 7pm, music promptly at 8pm. Free.

Venue: peacocks visual arts

on the following evening at footdee beach, aberdeen, 9:30pm there will be an outdoor installation involving the harpsichord, fire, and the tide.

email bill thompson for more details.

Preserve the History of Oil and Gas

The P&J and the Herald report: “Oil industry leaders and academics will gather in Aberdeen this week to take the first steps towards creating an archive of the UK offshore oil and gas industry.

The men (sic!) behind the project say the aim is to build an information bank to show future generations the enormous impact of oil and gas on the British economy and way of life.” (P&J)

“The first steps will be taken on Wednesday [8 March 2006] when Brian Wilson, former energy minister, chairs a one-day conference at Aberdeen University.” (The Herald)