Category Archives: KMZ Features

Current and recent projects of the Kilometer Zero extended community.

Learning from George

ismereading_fAn essay-memoir about Shakespeare & Company, George Whitman, Paris, and that whole world …

Learning from George
by Adrian Hornsby, published by Paravion Press, 2015
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Moko & Loupe

with music by s i n k
written and directed by Adrian Hornsby
Watch the film (18 mins), or the Youtube trailer (45 sec)

Moko & Loupe is a short comic film about friendship at the frayed ends of a world that’s coming undone. It was written by Adrian Hornsby for Tim Vincent-Smith and Quinn Comendant, and filmed together in London and the Isle of Sheppey in 2012. It premiered with s i n k performing the music live in the Summerhall Old Anatomy Theatre, Edinburgh in 2013. Many live screenings have followed.

s i n k is an acoustic improvising trio of accordion (Daniil Dumnov), violin (Tim Vincent-Smith), and saxophones (Matt Wright). The music for Moko & Loupe is to an original sink score — part composed, part chance. Tim Lane plays the sansula. Continue reading

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The Good Analyst

The Good Analyst

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The Good Analyst is a new book about how a better understanding of social value can create a new set of relationships between society, money, and people’s access to an ok life. Money can be difficult to move around in society — getting stuck sometimes in the wrong places, or being imagined to be somewhere where it turns out later it’s not (or not any more). In the social sector these difficulties are often compounded by money not really knowing where to go, or how to be effective. But there is a potential lead. As the sector is really about impact — meaning the social or environmental good that comes from somebody doing something — by looking at impact, it is possible to send signals to money as to how to move. And so put more distinctly, the book is about how analysing social impact can inform and guide the flow of capital through the social-purpose universe to the places where it can do most good.

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Harmonograph (with an Indian love brick)

A harmonograph is Continue reading

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As Big As The Sky

A sneak-peek preview of an excerpt from new opera As Big As The Sky plays to the sneaky-peekers of Zwolle. Composition Arnoud Noordegraaf; libretto Adrian Hornsby.

Excerpt Preview
3-4 March 2011, 20.30
Odeon Theatre, Zwolle, Netherlands
full production scheduled for 2012

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A Team Of Sea Horses In A Sea Of Coal Do Battle With Wasps Over The Body Of A Moth Before A Lead Sky (Cetus–Andromeda–Perseus)

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Art from Adrian Hornsby. Visit full interactive web gallery to revel for seconds in flicking the switches yourself.

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A.M. is a love story about sound.

Yoshi, a recent college drop-out, is obsessed with recording the secret music of Tokyo at night. He’s also obsessed with pink cakes, clementine peel, the disappearance of time, women’s breasts, and the silence directed at him by his father. Riding a torrent of thoughts, he goes out with a contact microphone to feel for the hidden echoes and reverberations stored within the bodies of vending machines.

Kyoko, a girl from Hokkaido, is wandering the city in search of her adult self. Caught between introversion and a desire to be understood, she feels oddly adrift within her own body. Ever since a childhood illness affected her hearing, she has been haunted by the sound of a woman singing — a beautiful voice coming from nowhere, but seemingly trapped behind glass, without air, without sound …

A.M. weaves a rich meditation upon time, sound, being, and being nineteen.

composed and directed by Arnoud Noordegraaf
written by Adrian Hornsby

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Bicycle Harvest

More madcap fun on the Left Coast of America. Wheeled Migration is organizing a costumed bike tour. Egad. And some of us sit here amid towering heaps of rotten garbage in the name of socialism.

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A Bookseller In The City

A Bookseller In The City is Karen Lillis’ account for Undie Press of her years (1997-2005) as a bookstore clerk at St Mark’s Bookshop in New York, one of the most intellectually-driven and frankly best independent bookstores in the world. Karen confesses, relates, reminisces and pores over in eloquent and vivid paragraphs that time in that world.

Karen Lillis features elsewhere on with her Small Presses in Pittsburg project.

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Nook is Tim Vincent-Smith’s business of the art of being and doing as Tim Vincent-Smith does and is. Nook projects include seats made out of pianos, beds made out of driftwood trees, trousers made out of ties, and a portrait of Timothy Hornsby as The Nightwatchman painted on a piece of plyboard pulled up from under some Scot’s kitchen floor. This is what nook had to say about itself:

“Martine Bedin designs what she likes, not what the customer wants, because the customer does not know and could never explain, just as she cannot explain what she will do until she has done it. A designer, she thinks, is a sort of peaceful terrorist, who creates what nobody expects, what nobody could forsee: that is the whole point of originality.”
—An Intimate History of Humanity, Theodore Zeldin

See images at or nook’s flickr

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