Friday, July 23, 2010

Marcus Coates: "The Denominator" Port Eliot Festival 2010 , Cornwall, 23 - 25 July

Marcus Coates
Port Eliot Festival 2010

Marcus Coates featuring new performance "Denominator" a dj set, mixing between man made sounds and birdsong.

Brought to us by Jeff Barrett, Robin Turner, and Andrew Walsh, Caught By The River is hosting the same special area by the estuary%u2026 But this year they're also creating their own unique bird hide chill out area with Matt Sewell, The Bird Effect programme curated by filmmaker Ceri Levy, evening bonfires, Rough Trade record area and more surprises to be announced shortly - as well as Chris Watson's incredible Nature Disco, a festival highlight for many last year.
"Caught By The River was born on a bankside a little over two years back during an idle day's casting," explains Robin. "The idea - a website that would document lazy days out - became a reality a few months afterwards. Without a great deal of nurturing, it soon grew into a place that people could eulogize about the things that made the working week bearable - books, records, art, nature, angling, drinking, even cake baking. The approach was exactly like putting together a fanzine - an unshackled, uncynical torrent of enthusiasm. Here was our modern take on something hardwired in as part of punk rock culture, only this time the patron saints were Roger Deakin, Chris Yates and Chris Watson rather than Johnny & Joe; the sound of razored guitar strings replaced by bird song and the gentle plonk as the float hits the water."
Their recent book, Caught By The River: a collection of words on water (hailed as "an exceptional new take on nature writing%u2026 a rock n' roll nature book even") is an evocative anthology of the best new nature writing, presented in a collection of essays on some of our favourite rivers, covering the entire length of the country. Contributors include Gavin Pretor-Pinney, Roger Deakin, Jon Savage, Irvine Welsh, Jarvis Cocker, Bill Drummond, Edywn Collins and Chris Yates to name a few.