1. Resonance FM – Episode 2

    April 11, 2014 by InChaptersAdmin

    This is the second programme by Richard James for Free Range at Resonance FM, curated by Ed Baxter. The first piece is a collaboration with musician and composer R Seiliog aka Robin Edwards, a live improvisation recorded at Robin’s house. Then we have a track which is a home recording with The Gentle Good aka Gareth Bonello. Richard invited the writer Dan Rhodes to contribute some work and here he reads pieces from his book ‘Marry Me’. We then have a track performed at Richard’s house with former Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci leader Euros Childs. Written by Euros, it’s never before been recorded but they have played it live on occasion over the past few years. Richard made recordings of a British Council trip to India in December which comprises the India Sound Collage, before finally a score by Richard for the short film by Anthony Shapland ‘The Colour of Saying’, inspired by the work and Welsh landscapes of Dylan Thomas, shown as a part of Experimentica festival at Chapter Arts centre in November 2013. The image is of Kohima TV and Radio tower in Nagaland, India.
    Richard thanks all the contributing artists, Edward Mugford for help in compiling the programme and everyone at ResonanceFM, especially Ed Baxter.


  2. Free Range on Resonance FM

    February 4, 2014 by InChaptersAdmin


  3. Free Range on Resonance FM

    January 23, 2014 by InChaptersAdmin

    Resonance fm have kindly asked Richard James to produce two 90 minute programmes for their ground breaking radio station as a part of the ‘Free Range’ series. The first will be aired at 8pm on Saturday 25th January 2014 and can be listened to online or on 104.4FM in the central London area.

    Pen Pastwn album cover by Andy Fung

    Resonance FM

    This first programme is a mixture of recordings from 2011 to 2014. It includes two tracks from a live performance project by the writer John Williams, a semi-fictitious autobiography of the 70′s and 80′s called Johnny Revive, one track from S4C film drama ‘Tir’, two tracks from an EP entitled In France, some field recordings and an unreleased album ‘All The New Highways’, recorded in 2011 and completed in 2013, which is played in it’s entirety here on the airwaves for the first time. Download release is April 2014.

    The next programme will include the soundtrack to a Dylan Thomas inspired short film ‘The Colour of Saying’, a sound collage from recordings Richard made on a recent trip to India, and new music including collaborations with Trwbador and RSeiliog. Diolch/Thank you!

    There are many people to thank for this first programme, so here they are –

    Gareth Bonello (musician)
    Iwan Morgan (producer/engineer)
    Eugene Capper (producer/engineer/musician)
    Andy Fung (artist/musician)
    Laura J Martin (musician)
    Jessica Swainson (artist)
    John Williams (writer)
    Charlotte Greig (musician/writer)
    Rhodri Viney (musician)
    Georgia Ruth Williams (musician)
    Callum Duggan (musician)
    Roger Williams (writer)
    Kirsten McTernan (photographer)
    Francesca Dimech (musician)
    Ian Perry (musician)
    Matt O’Keefe (musician)
    Alun Llwyd and Kev Tame (Turnstile/Epa)
    Richard Dowers RIP (landlord)
    Ed Baxter at Resonance
    and finally Edward Mugford (engineer/producer/musician) for amongst many other things, helping me put this mix together.


  4. Outsiders – October 19th

    October 15, 2012 by InChaptersAdmin

    The fifteenth In Chapters takes place in Chapter Arts Centre as part of the Swn Festival on Friday October 19. As ever a revolving cast of established and up-and coming artists perform new work based around a particular theme, curated by John Williams and Richard James.

    This time there will be a whole evening of In Chapters related entertainment. The theme is Outsiders – and the evening will unravel as follows

    8-8.45 Charlotte Greig performs songs from Dr Freud’s Cabaret, with accompaniment from Megan Childs.
    8.45-9 Iwan Morgan spins outsider sounds.
    9-10.15 In Chapters Outsiders

    Our crew of Outcasts will feature the following:

    Anthony Reynolds and Kirk Lake celebrate Colin Wilson, whose fifties tome The Outsider brought alienation to centre stage in pop culture.

    Gareth Potter and Pat Morgan celebrate Datblygu – Welsh titans of outsider pop.

    Holly Muller – new fiction from the Hail The Planes frontwoman.

    Mel Daley – In Chapters resident blogger with more tales of life on the edge of Canton.

    Ninjah – Cardiff’s best dressed man takes the m-i-c..

    Osian Rhys Jones – performance poet yn cymraeg, maybe even in a cynghanedd style

    Rhodri Viney – aka Ratatosk – king of that most outsider of instruments, the musical saw

    Rosie Gleeson – In Chapters are proud to present this new poet on the block

    The In Chapters band as ever features:

    Andy Fung – The painter and No Thee No Ess mainman on drums and vocal.
    Eugene Capper – Producer, engineer, songwriter and banjoist for The Evening Chorus, here showing his skills on the violin.
    Ed Mugford – ace of bass.
    Iwan Morgan – sound collages and loops from the esteemed producer.

    Plus your hosts.
    Richard James: Musical director who may also sing songs.
    John Williams: who will most likely read something.

    10.15-10.30 More outsider sounds from Iwan Morgan
    10.30-11.00 Beyond the Outside – a communal psych-kraut-folk freakout. You’ve been warned.

    In Chapters gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Literature Wales, the Welsh Arts Council and the PRS Foundation.


  5. Mel’s Blog

    October 10, 2012 by InChaptersAdmin

    Apologies to all concerned but Mel Daley believes that writers can be twats in her new blog.


  6. Mel’s Blog Green Man Special

    September 12, 2012 by InChaptersAdmin

    Space – the final frontal lobe in Mel Daley’s new blog as read at the Green Man Festival 2012.


  7. Let’s Get Drunk

    August 13, 2012 by InChaptersAdmin

    Birthdays, Audrey Tautou and a psychedelic pot bellied pig on skates in Mel’s new blog entitled Let’s Get Drunk


  8. Mel’s Blog – Bumper Festival Issue

    July 2, 2012 by InChaptersAdmin

    With In Chapters part way through its summer festival schedule, Mel Daley brings you a festival issue of You’re Entitled To My Opinion.


  9. In Chapters: Nature

    June 26, 2012 by JohnWilliams

    The thirteenth In Chapters takes place at Dinefwr Literary Festival on Sunday
    July 1. Day tickets are available from the Dinefwr website. As ever a revolving cast of
    established and up-and coming artists perform new work based around a particular theme, curated by John Williams and Richard James. This festival theme is Nature – and features collaborations from an assortment of special guests, including:

    Dinefwr’s gardeners:

    Jeb Loy Nichols – Missouri’s very own country soul singer extraordinaire, will be wearing both his musical and literary hats

    Trwbador – Everyone’s favourite new art/folk/pop/electronica duo, all the way from Llandeilo

    Euros Childs – MD of National Elf Records makes a personal appearance

    Jon Gower – New fiction from the Pwll polymath

    Charlotte Greig – New song from In Chapters’ favourite neo-folkie

    Dave Oprava – In Chapters resident beat poet returns

    Jim Perrin – New fiction from the climber, travel writer and memoirist

    The In Chapters band features:

    Eugene Capper – Producer, engineer, songwriter and banjoist for The Evening Chorus, here showing his skills on the violin.

    Ed Mugford – This most in demand sideman will contribute bassism and, who knows, maybe some sitar.

    Iwan Morgan – sound collages and loops from the esteemed producer.

    Plus your hosts.

    Richard James: Musical director who may also sing songs.

    John Williams: who will most likely read something.

    In Chapters gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Literature Wales, the Welsh Arts Council and the PRS Foundation .


  10. Talking About Her Generation

    May 27, 2012 by InChaptersAdmin

    Mel Daley’s new blog, with added dance smash hit!