Brian Lavelle | Scottish writer & sound artist

Psammomancy, by Mark Valentine & Brian Lavelle (Seacliff Press, 2018)

Fine sand is poured from a pouch,
trickled onto a tray or table,
fingertips are used to find figures,
tracing, erasing, effacing, shaping . . .

Psammomancy was a collaborative project published in February 2018 by Seacliff Press, the small press established by Mark Valentine and me.

The mysterious art of sand reading explored in text by Mark with music by me, and black and white photography by Jo Valentine.

This is a professionally printed 16 page landscape format booklet with a professionally duplicated CD, limited to 120 numbered copies, of which 100 only were for sale.

Language of Objects, by Murdo Eason & Brian Lavelle (Blind Roads Press, 2017)

Language of Objects: a book and CD by Murdo Eason and me.

Language of Objects: a 58 page professionally printed book in full colour inside and out, accompanied by a glass mastered CD with a separate download code. Text and images are by Murdo; sound by me; cover design by Vincent Pacheco. The CD contains a 28 minute composition—Sullen Charybdis, the Blue of Scarabs—which is my response to the imagery in the book.

Language of Objects: published on 14 September 2017 by Blind Roads Press, our collaborative imprint.

Technical details
Paperback, 58pp, full colour, 148 x 210mm, perfect bound
300gsm cover, 120gsm interior
Glass mastered CD
Edition of 100 copies
Published 14 September 2017
ISBN 978-1-9997718-0-5