Bill Direen

Record Labels: Grapefruit Record Club, SmartGuy, Zelle/Powertool/South Indies

Publisher: Indie, South Indies.

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A6 tour

Wed 19th. Reading. Dog with Two Tails. Dunedin.
Sat 22nd. Inch Bar Dunedin. Pre-tour bash. 8:30pm
Fri 28th. Pyramid Club, Wellington with Derek Champion and Ferocious
w. Mark Williams and Jo Contag
Sat 29th. Audio Foundation, Auckland with Steve Cournane
and special guest Pat Kraus

Auckland Book Launch
Monday 1st. The Open Book. 201 Ponsonby Rd. Book launch with special guests Lisa Samuels and Tru Paraha
Launch & readings!!
The Open Book, 201 Ponsonby Rd
Monday 1st October 2018, 6pm

Enclosures 4 contains:
Tyrant Dream Story
Mutism: prose
G: a mathematical story
Manima & Minima: a love story
Theatrefraught: prose
On Drainage: about windmills (historical)
Stoat: Interview of sorts
Film: sequences
Index of the Four Little Books


Preorder online
to pick up at the launch
at The Open Book
Monday October 1st

The Wide USA tour !
October 5th. The Cropped Out Festival
6th. Memphis. DXDC
7th. Knoxville. The PIlot Light
8th. FMRL plus Brandon Seabrook Trio & Styrofoam Winos.
WXNA Nashville with Jonathan Marx

12th October. Home again Builders reunion, Dark Room, Christchurch
with Greig Bainbridge and Stuart Page
Builders Dark Room

Theatre-Music "Armistice"
November 9/10/11 final improvisation/song
See below. New Athenaeum Theatre, Dunedin & Grainstore, Oamaru
with ensmble Stuart Porter, William Henry Meung, Alex Wolken, Susan Ellis,Brendon Ryniker.

Friday, November 23rd: screening of Simon Ogston documentary A Memory of Others.
Long Play, Melbourne. Sold out sorry.

Saturday November 24th
Bil Direen / Centre Negative (9pm)
Post Office, Coburg Melbourne

LAUNCH - details
Monday 1st October 2018 6pm
Final instalment of the four-part seriesl Enclosures
The Open Book
201 ponsonby road, auckland
(opposite Prego, near the intersection with Franklin Road)
Bill reading from Enc4 with guests poets Lisa Samuels and Tru Paraha
Enclosures 4 contains folk tale, creative essay, a plan for a theatre in mourning, mathematical desperation and lyrics from recent text-music recordings with Wellington trio Ferocious. It contains the last instalments of a fragmentary novel about Dunedin denizen Robert Stoat.
Any of the books or sections within them may be read independently.
This volume (#4) is concerned with voicing and liberation in the focus media of cinema, theatre and the visual arts, through sound and silence, in darkness and in light.


Thanks to all who took part in the 2018 show about the Depression,
the Crash 1920s and more. Closing shows are at Athenaeum Theatre Dunedin
on November 9th and 10th, 8:30pm.
and at Grainstore in Oamaru,
on 11th November at 4pm.
2018 show


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Podcast with Simon Sweetman 2018

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Cut 2018 Bill Direen

Vinyl release of this much-awaited from Zelle Records, Powertool.

Digital download $7