I’ve recently become all-too-conscious of the disparity between time spent tied to a table in the 'Tower of Song'
I’ve recently become all-too-conscious of the disparity between time spent tied to a table in the 'Tower of Song' and time collaborating / performing with fellow musicians; thus, if you encounter anything here [ www.myspace.com/iainrowley] that piques your curiosity, do get in touch.
I’ve no narrowly pre-defined or rigid ideas concerning any “sonic landscape” I’d like to be part of creating; the fact that I dig the sounds of Desire-era Dylan, Darkness-era Springsteen, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Band of Horses, The Gaslight Anthem, by no means negates my openness to a more brazenly experimental, synth-driven presentation. I will say that the prospect of singing with the accompaniment of an accomplished pianist / keyboard player is highly appealing at this juncture.
Just a bit more preliminary info if you‘ve got this far: At present, my daily activities include working as an SSA at a school near Wimbledon, and outlining a book (pertaining to the ’minor’ genre of anarcha-feminist advocacy) interconnecting ethical questions concerning the ways in which the cultural devaluation of midwifery impacts on public health with a novel paradigm for philosophic-poetic praxis (I’m resolved to retaining one artistic persona committed to lyric poetry and song despite the fact that it could be seen as irreconcilable with the fact that I’m increasingly interested in writing poetry consonant with a Deleuzian affirmation of affective becoming attending to the stuttering of the creative moment, slips into unsyntactical speech, the emergence of breath patterns unbound by the dictates of calculative rationality, dismantling the 'grammar of control,' 'syntax of command' and the subject of narcissistic 'self-expression' that homogenising ideologies rest upon, and thus opening spaces for alterity to enter, the voice to be relocated, beyond the clamour of institutionalised materialism). But please don’t let all that bother you! I’m fortunate enough to have enough time and energy to give the music a serious shot.
Anyway, this has got way over-indulgent, so I’ll sign off. If you’ve looked at this posting for more than a few seconds, I thank you heartily. If you have any questions or fancy arranging to meet up over a drink to discuss this, it’d be great to hear from you...