• 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
  • 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
  • Gaze is Ghost ‘By The Book’  – New Single, Ireland DatesGaze is Ghost ‘By The Book’ – New Single, Ireland Dates
    April 5, 2018
    Pseudonym of Northern Irish born songwriter Laura McGarrigle, Gaze is Ghost creates beautiful, otherworldly music. We’re excited to announce the next single from her forthcoming album, ‘By The Book‘, accompanied by a string of dates in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Following expansive, folkloric opener ‘Selkie Skin‘ Laura’s latest single sees her striking further inland. Joining a long tradition
  • 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
  • Colliding Lines Launch New London-Based NightColliding Lines Launch New London-Based Night
    February 20, 2018
    Starting in March, Colliding Lines launch a new bi-monthly night beginning at New River Studios, North London. The evening provides a platform and hub from which new collaborations can emerge, showcasing the very best live performance, sound art and multimedia work from the Colliding Lines roster and beyond. We begin with Reanimation – a live re-scoring of
  • Gaze is Ghost Deutshcland Tour, New Single ‘Selkie Skin’Gaze is Ghost Deutshcland Tour, New Single ‘Selkie Skin’
    February 3, 2018
    Colliding Lines are proud to present Gaze is Ghost, performing in Germany for the first time. Laura McGarrigle is a pianist, composer and songwriter born in Northern Ireland. Under recording name Gaze is Ghost she creates gently beautiful, otherworldly music – performing live with piano, voice and vocal loops, and now newly accompanied by percussionist Casey
  • Gaze is Ghost Deutschland TourGaze is Ghost Deutschland Tour
    February 3, 2018
    Colliding Lines are proud to present Gaze is Ghost, performing in Germany for the first time. Laura McGarrigle is a pianist, composer and songwriter born in Northern Ireland. Under recording name Gaze is Ghost she creates gently beautiful, otherworldly music – performing live with piano, voice and vocal loops, and now newly accompanied by percussionist Casey
  • 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
  • In Other Words #2In Other Words #2
    May 28, 2017
    With the launch of their second festival, In Other Words bring out a second anthology featuring a collection of Cambridge poets, storytellers and photographers. The festival it accompanies showcases the work of the not yet established, the disestablished, and those who otherwise don’t have a sufficient platform in performance and the arts. Enshrined at the
  • 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,
  • Their Distance ApartTheir Distance Apart
    October 8, 2016
    Cambridge Contempoary Dance perform in and around the Ai Weiwei exhibition Cubes and Trees. The performance was choreographed by Hilary Goodall, and performed by dancers Hannah Laeverenz-Schlogelhofer, Camila Miranda, Hannah Spencer and Lorenza Toffolon at Heong Gallery, Cambridge. You can watch the video on Facebook
  • 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 &
  • Tim Knight to publish ‘a(white)void’Tim Knight to publish ‘a(white)void’
    August 15, 2016
    We’re incredibly excited to share news of a(white)void, an upcoming poetry publication from Tim Knight, one of our favourite Cambridge creatives. If poets were musicians, this collection would be an limited edition EP rather than an album; a self-contained, beautifully presented object for you to collect and keep. It’s due to land in your hands as either booklet or boxset, and while we’re not
  • 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
  • Theresa Elflein wins Best Project award for interactive theatre pieceTheresa Elflein wins Best Project award for interactive theatre piece
    June 16, 2016
    ‘I’ll Sing You a Song, My Lips Won’t Move’ has been awarded the Sussex University School of Media, Film and Music prize for Best Practical Project at MA Level. The project is a participatory performance, combining interactive musical composition, pervasive gaming, and surrealist theatre. As the player explores a prepared room with headphones, they realise
  • 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
  • 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’
  • 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,
  • Live Photos: Murmuration with Circuit CambridgeLive Photos: Murmuration with Circuit Cambridge
    March 8, 2015
    Photographer Josh Murfitt has shared shots from Murmuration, an event curated in collaboration with Circuit Cambridge at Kettle’s Yard. The evening presented live music, dance and spoken word inspired by the work of artist Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and the New Rhythms exhibition. Performers included Daisy T-G, Henri Salonen, Andy Fraser, Cambridge Contemporary Dance, Filipa Pereira Stubbs,
  • Watch Derek Yau and Gaze is Ghost performWatch Derek Yau and Gaze is Ghost perform
    December 20, 2014
    The following video is an extract from Laura McGarrigle and Derek Yau’s improvised live performance in The Leper Chapel, Cambridge, during October 2014. The video was shot and edited by Brother Bear. Cambridge Contemporary Dance, Jacob Kyriakides and brother Reuben previously worked together for Dancing in Code. Photo by: Matt Widgery Film by: Brother Bear Dance: Gabriella
  • WaxWax
    November 27, 2014
    SOUND & VISION was a series of shows inviting bands to compose or improvise soundtracks to otherwise silent films, screened and performed live as part of the Romsey Art Festival. Much of the material was original, and many films were created especially for the events. Filmmaker Artiom Barkun created WAX, a black & white film
  • Listen to ‘Revolvere / Murmuration’ by Gaze is GhostListen to ‘Revolvere / Murmuration’ by Gaze is Ghost
    October 20, 2014
    Laura McGarrigle, pseudonym Gaze is Ghost, has released two videos for new singles ‘Revolvere’ and ‘Murmuration’. ‘Revolvere’ is composed, arranged and performed by Laura, featuring harmonium, violin, drums and brass. The songs are backed by musicians Tom Adams, Brigid McCafferty and Jon Allen. Photo: Karl Dmitri Bishop Revolvere video: Karl Dmitri Bishop Murmuration video: James McGarrigle
  • I’m Never Shopping Here AgainI’m Never Shopping Here Again
    June 19, 2014
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  • Night WatchNight Watch
    June 15, 2014
    Photographer Claire Haigh has shared shots from Cambridge Junction’s 24-hour festival of experimental performance Night Watch. Among a wide, varied and increasingly surreal line-up, we curated two performances: ‘Nightscapes’, performed by Laura McGarrigle, Tom Adams and dancer Blanche Laviale, was built from looped vocals, piano and improvised dance. The trio are accompanied by a third player