• 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 fact that despite having spent six weeks travelling around Brazil and […] dubber No responses March 30, 2014
  • 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 independent music collectives I’d become fascinated with over the past few years. This is a group of […] dubber No responses July 24, 2013
  • 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 artists, 6,000 shows a year and turns over a value of around US$44m just within Brazil. […] dubber No responses July 18, 2013
  • 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 part of the radio degree, but it’s also something other Media students can choose as […] dubber No responses April 10, 2013
  • 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 research partners… and their students will have the chance to also be BCU students. We’re […] dubber No responses July 29, 2012
  • Not only am I hard at work… Just so you don’t think it’s all fun and games over here in Brazil, this is what my hotel room sounds like right now. How restful. dubber 2 responses July 27, 2012