• Colliding Lines Programme Spring 2021Colliding Lines Programme Spring 2021
    January 22, 2021
    Colliding Lines are excited to welcome 2021 with a number of ongoing projects and releases, inviting new collaborations from artists across the creative spectrum. Starting in March we’ll be launching a new series of print and tape publications, releasing at 6 week intervals throughout 2021. Alternating between audio and zine formats, this interconnected series of
  • LifelinesLifelines
    October 22, 2020
    A long distance collaboration conceived in lockdown, Lifelines is a series of beautifully crafted poems spoken and scored by poet Nikki Marrone and composer Laura McGarrigle, here recording under pseudonym Gaze is Ghost. Both artists are first year mothers, and it is in themes of motherhood where the collection finds the most resonance. Charting some
  • MayMay
    June 25, 2020
    Derek Yau’s beautiful, optimistic, elegiac May is a series of piano pieces recorded across the record’s titular month and released in the next. Like many things during lockdown it was created at home, and like many peoples’ experience of days during lockdown – one piece flows into the next with no distinction, no clear beginning or
  • Honey and LemonHoney and Lemon
    May 10, 2020
    Honey & Lemon is a beautiful photographic novel that follows a Boy and a Girl who meet like any love story. However, the Girl has been fighting a war and there are demons who hound her. The Girl knows it is her battle to fight but the Boy goes on a search to defeat the demons and
  • Reanimation receives Arts Council FundingReanimation receives Arts Council Funding
    November 28, 2019
    We are beyond excited and honoured to announce that Colliding Lines’ application to fund Reanimation has been successful! The series, focusing on live film scores, will be funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Held at New River Studios in North London, the series spans 6 events and offers performance and compositional opportunities for 24 artists. It is
  • MOUTH release EP ‘An Exchange’MOUTH release EP ‘An Exchange’
    March 15, 2018
    Theresa Elflein’s band Mouth have released EP An Exchange, available for download now. Recorded early 2017, the EP houses live favourite and title track as well as reworked and expanded new recordings of previously released songs ‘Blood Beat’ and ‘Useless Piece of Art’ – now both clocking in at over 5mins, and augmented with additional instrumentation. The EP
  • Shadowplay Scotland Tour & Limited Edition Tape ReleaseShadowplay Scotland Tour & Limited Edition Tape Release
    January 15, 2018
    In partnership with Glasgow / Edinburgh promoters Sonically Depicting, at the beginning of February Colliding Lines tour experimental live literature piece Shadowplay. For two dates we support acclaimed Brighton sound artist and vocal improviser Ingrid Plum in Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as joining Electroscope, Hardworking Families (Glasgow), The Reverse Engineer, Marcin Pietruszewski (Edinburgh), Pefkin and a
  • Making WavesMaking Waves
    December 16, 2017
    Cambridge Contemporary Dance prepare new show ‘Making Waves’, a dance expeditition across Cambridge city inspired by the imagery, physicality and sounds of the Antartica. The performance is part of Homeward Bound, a global initiative creating a collaborative network in science – aiming to heighten the leadership capabilities of women and enhance their influence on policy
  • ‘Poetry & Piano’ added to The Art Vending Machine, Exeter Pheonix‘Poetry & Piano’ added to The Art Vending Machine, Exeter Pheonix
    September 27, 2017
    Colliding Lines’ collaborative EP Poetry & Piano will be added to The Art Vending Machine, located at the Exeter Phoenix. The AVM dispenses packet-sized art, and our beloved mini-album will be sharing shelves with zines, micro-ceramics, carvings and digital media created by local and international artists. Released earlier this year, Poetry and Piano is an 8-track EP
  • Um Poema Errante / A Wandering PoemUm Poema Errante / A Wandering Poem
    June 3, 2017
    Um Poema Errante / A Wandering Poem is the printed collaboration between travelling poet Christian Marques and visual interpreter Angharad Hengyu Owen. A literary project unlike anything before published, A Wandering Poem is a bi-disciplinary re-exploration of an eight month journey across seven countries – through Europe, the Middle East and Asia – undertaken by the author
  • We All DisappearWe All Disappear
    May 21, 2017
    Cambridge Contemporary Dance will be performing ‘We All Disappear’, a new piece in response to the paintings and sculptures from the Sina Jina collection, currently exhibited at the Heong Gallery, Cambridge. The piece was corregraphed by Hilary Goodall, and happens at the gallery on May 21st, with performances at 12pm, 2pm and
  • Abi Palmer wins Saboteur Awards DYNAMITE CommissionAbi Palmer wins Saboteur Awards DYNAMITE Commission
    March 17, 2017
    Sabotage Reviews have commissioned Abi Palmer to create ‘Nobel’: an interactive poetry game based on the legacy of a man who spent his life both creating explosions, and trying to correct them. The finished piece will premier at the Saboteur Awards on March 13th, 2017. How will you look back on your own decisions in
  • Nikki Marrone releases anthology ‘Haiku To Fuck To’Nikki Marrone releases anthology ‘Haiku To Fuck To’
    February 3, 2017
    Nikki Marrone and Tom Dedola release Haiku To F*ck To, an anthology that celebrates sexuality and the human body. Released through Spark The Word, the anthology is a collection of Haiku that highlights aspects of intimacy, gender, romance and societal views, and looks to explore the many facets of sex, sensuality and the imperfect. In the words
  • Watch Poetry and Piano live sessionsWatch Poetry and Piano live sessions
    December 8, 2016
    As a prelude to our EP Poetry & Piano, Nikki Marrone, Ups Suppa and Tim Knight met with Matt Widgery to improvise soundtracks to some of their spoken word performances. Filmed in 2016, the sessions formed the framework that led to the EP becoming a recording project. As is true with the studio sessions, the
  • Gaze is Ghost releases new single ‘Feather and Bone’Gaze is Ghost releases new single ‘Feather and Bone’
    November 8, 2016
    Laura McGarrigle, pseudonym Gaze Is Ghost, releases ‘Feather and Bone’, a new, richly detailed track from her upcoming album. Her last release, ‘Revolvere / Murmuration’, was released in 2014. ‘Feather and Bone’ charts more vibrant, energetic territory, with lyrics delving into folktale while percussion and pizzicato lend the song a pop sensibility, offsetting Laura’s typically atmospheric,
  • New project Teeth & Gums release ‘96250’ EPNew project Teeth & Gums release ‘96250’ EP
    October 2, 2016
    Patrick Davies and Theresa Elflein recently came together under the pseudonym Teeth and Gums to release 96250, a new EP of experimental percussions and free-form noise. You can listen to the release below: 96250 by Teeth &
  • Exploring The Fungarium: Poetry, Form and FungusExploring The Fungarium: Poetry, Form and Fungus
    August 3, 2016
    Abi Palmer and writer / mycologist Nathan Smith present Exploring The Fungarium: Poetry, Form and Fungus, a day-long experimental poetry workshop at Kew Gardens. From penicillin to porcini, disease to detergent, the world of fungi contains an extraordinarily diverse range of treasure. But for a kingdom with so much interaction with humanity, it is remarkably
  • Alchemy wins Saboteur Awards 2016 for Best WildcardAlchemy wins Saboteur Awards 2016 for Best Wildcard
    May 27, 2016
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  • Echo Trail Release EP ‘In Limbo’Echo Trail Release EP ‘In Limbo’
    May 9, 2016
    Colliding Lines artist Andy Hosker releases ‘In Limbo’ with his band Echo Trails. The EP was recorded live and is accompanied by videos shot by film company Brother Bear. The album follows a period of quiet for the band, who after releasing their debut LP ‘Ode to the Familiar Strangers’ retired to the studio to
  • Behind the Scenes: Photography by Josh MurfittBehind the Scenes: Photography by Josh Murfitt
    May 5, 2016
    A number of weeks ago art photographer Josh Murfitt joined us in St Paul’s Church as we filmed and broadcast our latest SHINDIG live session. Bringing together poets Nikki Marrone, Uppahar Subba, Tim Knight and pianist Matt Widgery, the focus of the afternoon was to improvise musical soundtracks to spoken word, streaming the process live
  • Artificial PhotosynthesisArtificial Photosynthesis
    May 4, 2016
    Jacob and Reuben Kyriakides have scored ‘Artificial Photosynthesis’, a new film from Cambridge Contemporary Dance. The work was commissioned by Pint of Science – Creative Reactions, a collaboration between art and science that saw artists respond to a significant piece of research. “Artificial photosynthesis is an ingenious scientific attempt to replicate an efficient natural process
  • Echo Trails and Colliding Lines on Cambridge 105Echo Trails and Colliding Lines on Cambridge 105
    April 14, 2016
    Andy Hosker of Echo Trails and Wesley Freeman-Smith of SHINDIG had a brilliant time on Dave Hammond’s show Smelly Flowerpot earlier this week. The show describes itself as playing “new, old and unreleased music from the edge of the mainstream and beyond,” and it was exactly that; a whole show full of amazing artists neither
  • Saboteur Awards 2016: Hot PicksSaboteur Awards 2016: Hot Picks
    April 11, 2016
    The Saboteur Literary Awards are fast approaching! This is a great opportunity for smaller presses, more diverse writings and experimental literary projects to get some much-needed attention. The shortlist is decided by public vote, so your nomination really matters. We would love you to nominate Abi Palmer’s micro-immersive poetry project ‘Alchemy’ for the category
  • Poetry Salon Sessions #1Poetry Salon Sessions #1
    February 13, 2016
    Pleased to share with you the first 5 sessions from some of our favourite spoken word artists. Filmed over the course of one evening, these videos capture select poems from Tim Knight, Nikki Marrone and Uppahar ‘Ups’ Subba. Playlist Tim Knight ‘Saturn V’ 4:03 Tim Knight ‘Two Lessons’ 2:35 Uppahar Subba ‘Darjeeling’ 3:39 Nikki Marrone ‘Knowledge is Power’
  • ‘Rabbit’s Moon’ and ‘Invocation of My Demon Brother’‘Rabbit’s Moon’ and ‘Invocation of My Demon Brother’
    September 28, 2015
    Anger originally shot Rabbit’s Moon in 1950 during a brief stay in Paris following the huge success (and ensuing controversy and backlash) of his breakthrough homoerotic short, Fireworks (1947), however, due to logistical and financial constraints it would not be until the early 1970s that he returned to retrieve his footage and finish the film.
  • MOUTH release debut LP ‘Núna’MOUTH release debut LP ‘Núna’
    June 22, 2015
    Theresa Elflein’s band MOUTH have released debut album Núna – Icelandic for ‘now’, depicting a state of immediacy, or impatience. The album comprises full band recordings – Andy Fraser on drums and Pietro Cavallo on bass – performed live in the studio, and solo recordings by Theresa; a mix of live instruments, electronic beats, field recordings and
  • Watch highlights of SHADOWISMWatch highlights of SHADOWISM
    March 21, 2015
    Created by Gōshawks – Will Crosby, Jacob Kyriakides and Chris Brown – SHADOWISM offered audiences a journey through a dense, multi-layered environment composed of 360° live audio and visual material. Free to wander around the space, individuals created their own experience of SHADOWISM; every movement and every different position influenced how they received the work,

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