Author Archives: Adrian Hornsby

About Adrian Hornsby

Pianologues at Summerhall, Edinburgh

‘I used to play this with my Dad …’ … so opens the pianologue — a masterful interweaving of stories, music and the stuff of life from acclaimed pianist Will Pickvance. From late night piano sessions with his father, Will … Continue reading

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40.71, -73.95, 28/02

chalk, light piano from Música Callada by Federico Mompou

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Nested Narratives

Dominic Thiem, the Austrian tennis ace and world no.8, is packing away his rackets after a hard won three-setter in Rotterdam. It was only a first round match, and he’s relieved to be through. What’s left of the crowd is … Continue reading

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cherry blossoms and haiku

.末世末代でもさくらさくら哉 a corrupt world in its latter days… but cherry blossoms!   haiku by Kobayashi Issa trans. David G. Lanoue

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Learning from George

An essay-memoir about Shakespeare & Company, George Whitman, Paris, and that whole world … Learning from George by Adrian Hornsby, published by Paravion Press, 2015 see more …

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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) ABOUT MOKO & LOUPE Moko & Loupe is a short comic film about friendship at the frayed ends … Continue reading

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Paris your plughole is up! Sink le mini tour!

après moi le déluge et le déluge tombe dans le sink à Paris Saturday 8th Nov, 5pm :: Tumbleweed Music sink play Shakespeare & Co., 37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 5e later on Saturday 8th Nov, 7.30pm :: Sink the Jazzbar … Continue reading

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Two Scintillae (regarding three Italian girls, a Japanese monk, and the nature of enlightenment)

This afternoon on the corner of Bermondsey Street I saw three Italian girls, all looking at maps on their phones. Each was turning her phone to orientate the map better to the street, but at the same time, the phone … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Mike Dineen

Mike Dineen passed away last Thursday. In productions I was involved in, Mike played the judge in Earth in Paris and Amsterdam, and 3 in the Châteaudun performance of Part 2 of Three Parts — the first public performance of a … Continue reading

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Reading over China-related notes (poking at As Big As The Sky), some interesting connections suggested themselves among the papers paving my study floor. 1. In Ming dynasty China, a bill proclaiming legally stipulated punishments: 80 blows for striking another so … Continue reading

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