A new and extensive biography of David Sylvian is about to be published. The 384-page hard back book entitled On the Periphery has been researched and written over the space of 4 years, and tracks the evolution of Sylvian’s solo career from 1982 up to the present day.
Old news items, worth to be kept online.
Previous David Sylvian collaborations with Christian Fennesz and Stephan Mathieu have inspired the three artists to come up with The Kilowatt Hour, a work in progress that creates an all-new experience in sight and sound.
While last year’s Punkt festival was curated by Brian Eno, the Punkt 2013 program is back in the hands of Punkt founders, musicians and producers Jan Bang and Erik Honoré.They proudly announce the world premiere of Stephan Mathieu, David Sylvian and Christian Fennesz’ trio project, The Kilowatt Hour, who will perform on Saturday September 7th.Other highlights of this evening are Norwegian guitar maestro Stian Westerhus and the inimitable Bugge Wesseltoft.
In Japan this summer there will be two, simultaneously held, photographic exhibitions by David Sylvian. ‘Abandon’ will open in Tokyo on the July 22nd at Spiral Garden. The second, Hope, opens on July 20th in an abandoned building located in the port town of Uno (Okayama) as part of the Setouchi International Art festival 2013.
Phil Collins. In Every Dream Home A Heartache. Museum Ludwig, Cologne April 18 – July 21, 2013 David writes on facebook: Visual artist Phil Collins collaborates with international musicians, including David Sylvian, Lætitia Sadier and Scritti Politti, for solo exhibition at Museum Ludwig in Cologne. …and a quote from the following text: All the songs will be compiled on a
David wrote on Facebook: David acted as curator for the current art festival in the so called ‘ghost town’ of Uno, a port which has fallen on hard times, as part of the Setuochi Triennale Art festival. Composer, designer, photographer and label owner (12k) Taylor Deupree has provided a unique composition for the event available for rent or purchase on
According to graphic designer Chris Bigg, a new 400 page book with David Sylvian’s lyrics, poems and written essays is near to completion. Chris mentions this in the excellent interview by Nenad Georgievski as published on All About Jazz.
Music by Christian Fennesz and David Sylvian is used as the soundtrack of the Austrian movie Shirley - Visions Of Reality.Christian Fennesz made a larger contribution that David to this soundtrack and they did write one song for the film which eventually became I Should not Dare. Two other previously released Sylvian tracks were licenced for the soundtrack - Small Metal Gods and The Department of Dead Letters.
by Kelvin Hayes. Since childhood I have experienced what I later found to be called Synesthesia, a mixing or blurring of the senses. This is particularly common in arts people. In my case it manifests itself as hearing music as colour. Here is a rudimentary list of DS songs (some are related projects like RTC, Nine Horses).
The old Trophies postcards are back on sale! Over 10 years ago in 2002, during the Everything & Nothing tour, this site (then called trophies.org) sold 2 cardsets of 5 cards each, with exclusive photographs online. The sets were approved by David Sylvian and Opium (Arts). We just found a box with a few sets left. Here’s your chance to
To be released on January 21st: the new DVD by David Sylvian on Samadhi Sound (SSDVD01). Featuring ‘Amplified Gesture‘ by Phil Hopkins (73 minutes 44 seconds), ‘Coaxing or Pummelling?‘ (An introduction to certain improvisers) by Clive Bell and ‘A man of no significance‘ by David Sylvian (7 min 32 seconds).
The very last album by Hector Zazou will be released in december 2012: THE ARCH – where music meets the world Released on Elen Music by EVA QUARTET & HECTOR ZAZOU (produced by Dimiter Panev and Hector Zazou). The Arch is one of the most outstanding recordings and biggest projects in the history of World Music, featuring more than 50
Samadhisound releases Uncommon Deities, a reinvention of David Sylvian’s audiovisual installation, produced by Jan Bang and Erik Honoré and featuring performances by David Sylvian, Arve Henriksen and Sidsel Endresen on September 14th 2012 in two versions (CD and Deluxe).
A new track featuring David Sylvian, called Nothing Is Happening Everywhere is being released on the upcoming album Night Within by the London duo Land (Daniel Lea and Matthew Waters). The album is released on Important Records on gatefold CD and Ltd Edition 12″ Grey Vinyl.
This page contains a compilation of reviews as found online, in papers and magazines about the David Sylvian compilation A Victim Of Stars. Latest: – Dusted Reviews (June 5, 2012) – ioPages (dutch, April 2012) – Blog Critics (April 13, 2012) – The York Press (April 6, 2012) – Cutting Edge (March 6, 2012 DUTCH) – The Cornishman & West
Unfortunately, the Implausible Beauty tour has been cancelled. Read more for: – tour defenitely cancelled: new message from David – rescheduled dates… – Personal message from David (Facebook, 30 januari 2012) – Official news on David’s Facebook page (Facebook, 30 januari 2012)
Joan as Policewoman is working on a new duets project with David Sylvian. UPDATE April 20th, 2014: According to Joan the project is still in the works. See tweets below. Joan talks about this project on the Huey Show as broadcast on February 6th, 2011 on BBC 6 Music (13:00 – 16:00). In the end of december 2011, Joan tweeted
EMI, A Victim Of Stars, 1982-2012 with new song Where’s Your Gravity? The new David Sylvian collection album “A Victim of Stars, 1982-2012” will be released at the beginning of next year. On leap day February 29, the double-CD hits the stores.
Tour is postponed! David Sylvian will tour Europe in March 2012, his first series of performances since 2007. David Sylvian’s ‘Implausible Beauty 2012’ tour will start in Padova, Italy on the 1st March 2012. NEW: Hildur Guðnadóttir to tour with David NEW: David Sylvian will be playing in Paris on April 13th as part of the Banlieues Bleues Festival. David’s