Seclusion Data – Dark Poetry Book

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Seclusion Data is a NZ dark poetry book containing 36 original poems in three sections. It was published in 2010 by Third Eye Novelty Editions in Wellington. The book was designed by Michael Christoffel at Whirlwind, and printed at Astra Print by Christine Borra. Sample poem MARRIAGE AUTOPSY The road from innocence to self-knowledge, symbolised … Read more

The Voice of Foxton – Video Short

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Video short: The Voice of Foxton (2002), “An acid poetry postcard from small-town New Zealand”, was completed thanks to a grant from Motive/Suspect Productions in Wellington. Justine Flanagan at Motive/Suspect expertly edited the video. I produced, wrote and directed the video. The camera and sound gear (very minimal) was expertly wrangled by the irrepressible Johnny … Read more

Remnants of the Founding Engine – Music of Time of the Archons

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The music for Time of the Archons – an interview with composers Brad Jenkins and Steve Wolf, by Alex Staines.  Steve Wolf – composer, piano As with Seclusion Data, the previous project he worked on with Alex Staines, Steve started with a handful of poems and thought about the approach he would use for composing. … Read more

Slapstick Darkness – the Music for Seclusion Data

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Alex Staines interviews Steve Wolf, composer (and keyboardist) of the music for Seclusion Data – the album. The discussion winds through sly obscurity, Satie and The Stooges, jazz, guitarist Guy MacGibbon, and the influence of bogan covers bands.  Alex: Steve, what’s the style of the music – how would you describe it? Steve: It’s dark … Read more

Bureaucratic Reassemblage – Foreword to Seclusion Data

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Seclusion Data marks a significant departure from my two earlier books, in structure, manner of composition, subject matter, and tone. Whereas previous works (Warning, with Mike Eager in 1990, and The Slow Road to Gore, 2003, and second edition in 2010) reflected my preoccupation with a punk ethos, dionysian revelry, and live performance, Seclusion Data … Read more