A DAY WITHOUT OLIVES IS LIKE A DAY

Tuesday 5th February to Tuesday 12th February 2013

A traveling accompaniment by Jack Piers Scott.

‘a day without olives is like a day’ is the second book of poetry and prose from Jack Piers Scott and an audio version of the same work with the author in collaboration with the composer Lucy Claire Thornton.

Written and compiled over the past few years, the texts range from descriptions of voyeuristic well-dressed gentlemen, to royalty in the throws of an existential crisis. This mixture of fact and fiction, of overheard conversations and character studies, brings together a vast array of truths, imaginings and absurdities, highlighting the shear multiplicity found within life.

The audio version narrated by Bill Milner (Son of Rambo, Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll), the author and Paul McCleary, continues this broad stylistic approach by combining manipulated audio, field recordings and electro acoustic composition, to produce a wild and meditative world of sound in which the spoken word exist.

The install will present a traveling box designed and made by Jack which will enable people to listen to the audio whilst viewing the book, either alone or in groups, within Good Press.

Book and audio book, published 25th January by Corporeal.

Jack Piers Scott graduated from Leeds Metropolitan in 2010 with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art , he continues to write, design and make work.

Lucy Claire Thornton recently completed an MA in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music. She is in the middle of composing several arrangements combing string quartets with elements of electronic music.

'The audiobook was essentially a chance to work collaboratively and to experiment with how the texts could exist in another format. We didn’t know going in to it that the musical element would become so expansive and really the whole thing developed through play, with what we thought worked best to lend support to the spoken word.'