writings

short blog postings on very varied subjects at force of circumstance
see also https://bristol.academia.edu/DominicLash

Forthcoming work (as of May 2016) includes a chapter entitled Druids Fielding Questions: Eva-Maria Houben, Emily Dickinson & Charles Ives in a volume edited by Will Montgomery, to be published by Edinburgh University Press (February 2017).

"Intransigent play: detail, form and interpretation in the music of Derek Bailey", in Sam Ladkin, Robin McKay and Emile Bojesen, eds., Against Value in the Arts and Education (Rowman & Littlefield International, May 2016)







"The Loneliness of the Nearly Inaudible Bass Player: A Performer's Reflections" at Music and Literature (March 2016)

notes on my composition for four in
Wolf Notes #8 (May 2015)











"Memorable" in Surround, issue 3 (February 2015)



"The Colour of Music" in Jürg Frey: Werkbetrachtungen – Reflexionen – Gespräche
Reihe Wandelweiser Band 3 (2013)







liner notes to Sarah Hughes, Accidents of Matter and Space (Suppadaneum CD, 2012)




"Inconclusive Paragraphs on Metonymy, Monochromaticism, Materialism"
Wolf Notes #3 (February 2012) 







"Derek Bailey's Practice/Practise"
Perspectives of New Music Vol. 49, No. 1 (Winter 2011)









Every Day is A Good Day, John Cage exhibition, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
guest review at The Watchful Ear (24th July 2010)

Incidental Music at Cafe Oto
guest review at The Watchful Ear (25th April 2010)

PhD thesis on the work of JH Prynne, Derek Bailey and Helmut Lachenmann
Brunel University, 2010

Derek Bailey and the linguistic metaphor (2006)
[the interview with poet Peter Riley I conducted as research for this piece is also online.]

"Naked Fire Gesture"
brief thoughts on Cecil Taylor's dialectical detail (2005)

Improvisation: Before, During and After
thesis written as part of MA Composition, Oxford Brookes University (2003); delivered as a paper on 22nd October 2004 at SOAS, London, as part of the study day Improvisation in Musical Performance