Survivor of the 2012 apocalypse.
In 2013, my novel Purefinder is published by Cosmic Egg Books.
In 2013, I will repeat my actions.
In 2013, I will have wanted to repeat my actions but found, repeatedly, repeated words to be infinitely unachronal and – as such – wonderfully fleeting.
Actor, maker, worker, writer.
I overhaul myself as regularly as I do this page.
For 2012, I’m focused on: writing soap-opera/film-opera for the Welsh National Opera; getting my first novel written; continuing to web-edit for Modern Poetry in Translation; directing for Backscratch Theatre; writing for Nut Films and surviving my first year as a freelancer living in the countryside.
BEN GWALCHMAI makes things.
He has been making theatre since 2002.
In 2010, Ben featured as a director in the Grimeborn Opera Festival at the Arcola Theatre, exhibited his work in the Deptford X arts festival and performed several times.
Continuing his ongoing collaboration with composer David Josiah Moore, Ben has written the librettos for two film operas that will be made in 2011 and is writing a song-cycle to be put to music by David.
Ben’s current area of research depends on which area he’s reading about and working in – for 2011, this research includes: ‘Desire, Drink and Death in English Folk and Vernacular Song, 1600-1900′, 1858-London, Dante, Victoriana and the politics of nepotism; phenomenology, neuro-physio-phenomenological experience, augmented reality and network culture; the economics of the British Empire, tea types, tea-inspired concepts and the history of The Thames piers; opera tradition, film editing principles and conventions; and occupied Paris in the late 1930s.
[The 2010 entry for this page, because posterity is the internet's favourite 4th-dimensional recurring joke, was:
is a liar. It's what he does for fun and it's what he admits to for truth.
Published poet, editor, fiction and non-fiction writer; sculptor featured in DeptfordX, 2010; produced playwright and director; actor, performer and voice actor; experienced interviewer, poetry event manager and djembe player; Ben's next projects for 2010 include writing the librettos to two film-opera with David Josiah Moore - one of his collaborators on the Voiceworks programme - alongside a series of poetry events combining illustrators and poets while getting around to writing his first comic-book.
A slow year...let's hope 2011 is just as slow.]
[The initial entry for this page, because posterity is the internet's favourite 4th-dimensional partisan:
This blog will not be my poetry, plays, prose or other creative works. No. I can torture my close friends enough with those. It will be my articles or anything else unfit for the publishing public annals...hopefully.
OK, so if a poem is put up here it will be for the sake of flippancy and because I think it funny, disturbing or a little bit bad.
Does this mean there wont ever be anything 'creative' here? No. Just things I think I wont use.
-Yes, I am capricious. Aren't you?]