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FILM: 44th HONG KONG ARTS Festival - MORE THAN FOLK at CITY HALL presented by Bird Time Jazz Club and Hong Kong Folk Club

FILM: 44th HONG KONG ARTS Festival – MORE THAN FOLK at CITY HALL presented by Bird Time Jazz Club and Hong Kong Folk Club

44th Hong Kong Arts Festival – More than Folk presented by Bird Time Jazz Club and Hong Kong Folk Club ONNAGATA, CANTICLE and NORTHERN SKY PONCHARTRAIN, CAFE IN THE VALLEY OF THE FIRE CHURCH
RADIO INTERVIEW: Jonathan talks ancient music, found instruments and singing into the silence with Gary Wilcox on 'the Quiet Revolution'

RADIO INTERVIEW: Jonathan talks ancient music, found instruments and singing into the silence with Gary Wilcox on ‘the Quiet Revolution’

Radio Interview: Jonathan talks ancient music, found instruments and singing into the silence with Gary Wilcox on ‘the Quiet Revolution’
ATLANTIC DRIFTER album available here

ATLANTIC DRIFTER album available here

    Critically acclaimed album ATLANTIC DRIFTER “Breathtakingly beautiful” Folk Radio UK, featured album “Very lovely: putting the poetry back into song lyrics” BBC “Expansive, intelligent and eloquent” South China Morning Post “Ton Tussa Solas – one of the most well-observed love songs I’ve ever heard” Folk Radio UK “Day’s guitar playing evokes John Martyn –...
Summer festivals: Landed, Radnor, Workhouse, Festival at the Edge

Summer festivals: Landed, Radnor, Workhouse, Festival at the Edge

LANDED FESTIVAL Lovely time at LANDED FESTIVAL… very chilled late afternoon gig, with beautifully languorous people sitting and lying around. They were very kind in their attention. New album is not quite released yet but I was very happy to sell out of pre-releases : ) I played a green glass vase I bought at...
'Song of the Day' on Folk Radio UK

‘Song of the Day’ on Folk Radio UK

A pre-release from Jonathan’s new album Atlantic Drifter has been chosen as ‘Song of the Day’ by Folk Radio UK – Britain’s biggest folk magazine.    
Lumenvisum show - Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong

Lumenvisum show – Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong

來自路上的名信片 Postcards from the Road Jonathan Day  18.4 – 28.5.2015 開幕酒會 Opening Reception  18.04.2015 (六 Sat) 4 – 6 pm 藝術家講座 Artist‘s Talk 18.04.2015 (六 Sat) 3 – 4 pm Jonathan Day 出生的那一年,Robert Frank 出版了攝影集《The Americans》。書紀錄了這位瑞士裔美國藉攝影家花了兩年,開著一輛老舊二手車,穿越48個州分的美國之旅。按Jack Kerouac 的話,Frank「用菲林從美利堅索出一首憂傷的詩歌」。那是1959年。 書後來成為經典,被認為改變了攝影藝術的走向。半世紀後,英國伯明翰的Jonathan Day來到美國,源著前人的足跡,嘗試軿湊書中那「垮掉的一代」的雨零星散。開著租來的車,他在那些通往地平線的公路上,遇上了那些肥大的汽車,那些星條旗,那些十字架,只是,那些符號所指向的早已不是五十年代那浮華世界,而是《The Americans》當代的一章。我們仿佛可以看到,Frank的車就在前面駛過,揚起一片灰塵,裡面載著兩個異鄉人,在作一場跨半世紀的對話。 展覽源自Jonathan Day 同名著作。 The year when Jonathan Day was born, Robert Frank published his photo book The...
Spring in the borderlands - Barefoot Diaries, C12 and an eclipse

Spring in the borderlands – Barefoot Diaries, C12 and an eclipse

Skylarks look for lovers over Berwyn – last night’s late snow sullies the high tops – cloudy, dove-grey felt refuses the sun that warms my back. Spring in the borderlands, spring in the mountains. Delighted to have a print series celebrating the arrival of spring featured in the recently published Barefoot Diaries, a journal celebrating holistic and wild...
'Fairytale of New York' with members of the Old Dance School, the Urban Folk Quartet and the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble

‘Fairytale of New York’ with members of the Old Dance School, the Urban Folk Quartet and the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble

A wild wind is blowing from the Welsh Mountains, finding the cracks in my quiet house. The small bells of Sheinton Church are ringing in the blackness – must be Christmas Eve… x  
Mermaids and Volcanoes

Mermaids and Volcanoes

Santorini has been a place to settle – find stillness and consider new music from a calm place. The little town a confection of stolid earth walled houses, built one upon another, falling higgledy up the caldera. From a distance it looks like snow crusting the lava… In a deep shadow cellar an old man carved...
Finishing new album 'Atlantic Drifter' in Santorini

Finishing new album ‘Atlantic Drifter’ in Santorini

After the liquid heat of Bangkok and the beautiful people of a two day helter-skelter Welsh festival – watching the evening light flood a mountain valley from my balcony in Santorini is as close to paradise as I can imagine. Sitting in the warm dry Aegean wind, as summer softly starts to fade… So heaven...