Speaking as a film maker…

I gave a talk at Flatpack Festival today about Occupy Music – the film I’m making about independent music and alternative economics in Brazil. I showed some interview segments and still images from the film – but spent most of my time explaining the...

The Ninjas at the bottom of the garden

“Things have changed,” said Felipe Altenfelder as we pulled out of the airport carpark. “You’ll notice some differences.” I’d arrived in São Paulo to start work on a documentary film about Fora do Eixo – the network of...
Occupy Music: behind the scenes

Occupy Music: behind the scenes

As I write this, I’m on my way to Brazil to shoot a documentary film called ‘Occupy Music‘ (working title). It’s about Fora do Eixo – a cooperative and collaborative system for independent music that incorporates 200 cities, 30,000...

Let’s do lunch

I’ve had several interesting lunchtime meetings today (though only one lunch). For my first meeting, I sat down with my teaching colleagues Sam Coley (left) and Andy Martindale to talk about the direction of our Music Programming undergraduate module. It’s...

Meet my new workmates

Meet Professors Davi Nakano and Eduardo Vicente – colleagues at the University of São Paulo, specialising in music business, music radio, independent music culture, music online and music industries innovation. All going well, these guys are about to become my...