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Tue 15 July 2014

As many of you know, Shirley Collins has been one of the biggest influences on me both personally and artistically. And she has been one of my dearest friends for many years now. My association with her goes back to when I first became obsessed by her work in the late 1980s and started collecting it with utter dedication. I was then lucky enough to meet her, beginning a friendship which has lasted until now. I released two albums of work, Fountain of Snow and Harking Back, by her and her wonderful sister Dolly, whom I also knew and with whom I was planning to record an album of some of the ballads collected by Francis James Child, a project sadly curtailed by Dolly’s sudden passing. I was also delighted and honoured to be asked by Shirley to write the introduction to her superb and gorgeous autobiography, America Over the Water.

 

And now, the team behind 2011’s feature documentary Way of the Morris are in the process of making a film about Shirley which is being funded by a Kickstarter campaign. Please join it, if you can. Shirley, her life and her work are more important than I can adequately spell, and there is only a week or so to get the amount needed to start work on the film. I love her utterly.

 

The team behind the project have released the following press release.

 

The film will be a unique cinematic blend of reconstruction, audio archive and field-recorded performance – with very little of the conventional biopic apparent.

 

This is a film about stories and storytelling – the story of Shirley’s life, the story of a near-mythical road trip she went on in 1959 with song-collector Alan Lomax, and the experiences she had, the fantastical stories she was told along the way, and most of all the stories which lie buried within the songs she has spent her life unearthing and singing.

 

At the heart of the film is Shirley herself, whose vivid recollections transport us over 50 years back in time to rural Appalachia and Red State America – and back again, to intermingle and joust with the rich traditions of the Sussex Weald from which she came.

 

We are currently raising funds for a portion of the shoot through a crowd funding campaign on Kickstarter – and we have to reach our goal by July 21st! You can find out more, and explore the fabulous rewards we have on offer at:

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shirleycollins/the-ballad-of-shirley-collins

 

Shirley Collins film: Kickstarter project

Tue 03 June 2014

Norbert Kox and David Tibet. Photo: Ruth Bayer

I am OverMoon to be having a joint exhibition with my friend and inspiration Norbert Kox: www.outsiderart.co.uk/kox.htmlhttp://apocalypsehouse.homestead.com/http://nkox.homestead.com/ at Armand Hein’s Galerie Toxique in Luxembourg. I and Norbert will also be showing some recent collaborative pieces we have made, five of which are shown here, and we will both be attending the open view on 4 June, 18.00 until 20.00. The exhibition closes on 30 July. Thank you to Ruth Bayer for the photograph of Norbert and me in London’s ChinaTown, taken in September 2013.

 

David Tibet and Norbert Kox: Father Forgive Them

 

David Tibet and Norbert Kox: Yesu the Aleph

 

David Tibet and Norbert Kox, Galerie Toxic, Luxembourg, Luxembourg: Opening 4 June, 2014.

 

Galerie Toxic: www.galerietoxic.com/
2 r. de l’Eau, 1449 Luxembourg
Phone: +352 26 20 21 43

 

Norbert Kox/David Tibet exhibition in Luxembourg, June 2014

 

Tue 03 June 2014

Frank Zappa: Roxy by Proxy CDMy belovèd friend Mark Logan has recently released an expanded edition of a live album by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, ROXY BY PROXY, an expanded version of ROXY AND ELSEWHERE. The promotional text Mark sent me states:

 

Frank Zappa: Roxy by Proxy CDRoxy By Proxy is an unreleased 75 minute live disc taken from the run of shows that made up the Roxy and Elsewhere album. There is also a 32 page booklet featuring a track by track commentary from Ruth Underwood! Exclusive art by David Tibet adorns the disc face. This edition is limited to 1,000 copies.

 

The CD costs CDN$16.99 plus postage and packing and one can obtain copies here.

Forthcoming concerts

20 September 2014

Incubate festival


Promoters interesting in booking Current 93 please contact:


Current 93 and Myrninerest booking agents (excluding North America): Mark Slater at QuJunktions: . Website.
Current 93 and Myrninerest booking agents (North America) www.billions.com

Other news
Tue 03 June 2014

Mighty in Sorrow: a Tribute to David Tibet and Current 93

This book has now been released as a physical paperback—with an amazing cover by the wonderful Aleksandra Waliszewska—as well as in a Kindle edition. The advertising blurb states “A literary tribute to a true visionary. David Tibet has been a poet, artist, and musician for over 30 years and has influenced countless other musicians, artists, and authors. In this anthology, those who have been influenced by Tibet and Current 93 try to repay this debt in literary form. Authors include Thomas Ligotti, Joseph Pulver Sr., Daniel Mills, Michael Griffin, Robert M. Price and lots more.”

 

Though I couldn’t possibly comment…

 

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Tue 03 June 2014

Aleksandra Waliszewska: Gold Hands Tremble book

My friend Aleksandra Waliszewska has three new books out. Two are new and improved editions of her PROBLEM and SOLUTION books, both of which have rewritten introductions by myself which differ from those in the (sold out) first editions. There is also a very limited special edition which also includes signed prints, a T-shirt, a tote bag and badges. 

 

The other book is titled GOLD HANDS TREMBLE and is published to mark an exhibition by her at Galerie Leto.

Tue 03 June 2014

Ramases: Life Child box set

I received my copies last week, and I am (uncharacteristically) speechless. It really is stunning, and I am OverMoon that my paintings—including one appearing as the cover—are included in the package and that some brief liner notes by me appear in it. I advise everyone to rush to get a copy as it was made in a fairly small edition.

Tue 03 June 2014
As the original edition of SING OMEGA, the book of David Tibet’s collected writings, sold out so quickly, I am doing two new editions, one identical (almost) to the standard edition, which I hope to be published in about four weeks, and the other, which will be published later, in a very different format. I hope the latter will be published before Christmas.
Tue 18 March 2014
I am receiving such an immense volume of mail that I can no longer reply to all of the many emails sent for my attention. Nor, I am afraid, is it possible for me to sign items when requested to do so. And, generally, please be aware it is rarely I who replies to communications to DavidTibet.com and CopticCat.com. Thanks for your understanding in this.
Mon 18 March 2013
I imagine it’s unlikely, but are there any Assyriologists reading this who are beginning, or proficient in, Akkadian?
Thu 20 December 2012
An important section on DavidTibet.com will be an online portfolio of my artwork; both those pieces available for sale and those held in collections. I am asking all of those who own original paintings and drawings of mine to scan, or take good quality photographs, of work of mine they own, if they would be so kind, so we can add them to my online portfolio.
Thu 01 March 2012
I would be delighted if all of those who have tattoos of C93 images, texts, titles—anything by or connected to my and C93’s work—could send me good quality photos of them—with their name—for use in a future C93 project. THANK YOU! Please send to  with C93 TATTOOS in the subject line.

Latest releases

Current 93: I am the Last of All the Field That Fell UK black vinyl 2LPCurrent 93: I am the Last of All the Field That Fell UK CDCurrent 93: I am the Last of All the Field That Fell North America CDDavid Tibet: I am the Last of All the Field That Fell art printCurrent 93: set of five enamel badgesCurrent 93: Dogs Blood Rising tote bagMyrninerest: Jhonn, Uttered Babylon limited LPMyrninerest: Jhonn, Uttered Babylon LPMyrninerest: Jhonn, Uttered Babylon North American CDMyrninerest: Journey to AveburyCurrent 93: And When Rome Falls CDSteffi Thiel: Late But Never CDCurrent 93: HoneySuckle Æons LP North American editionCurrent 93: HoneySuckle Æons: UK/European CDCurrent 93: HoneySuckle Æons: UK LPCurrent 93: Drank HoneySuckle Æons: 12in picture discCurrent 93: HoneySuckle Æons: North American CDCurrent 93: Baalstorm, Sing Omega CDCurrent 93 dreamt by Andrew Liles: Like Swallowing Eclipses 6LP boxSkitliv & Current 93: Bloodletting 10in picture disc


Featured items

Current 93: Aleph on Hallucinatory Mountain CDMichael Cashmore: The Snow Abides LPCurrent 93: Birdsong in the Empire CDCurrent 93: How I Devoured Apocalypse Balloon 2CDBarbara Emmel: Tatters and Whispers book

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