Syndicate: expect innovative poetry, multi-media artworks, interactive live performances, lively debate and sparkling wine.

Syndicate is a unique initiative bringing together writers, musicians, artists and researchers working in, and in response to, digital technologies, new media and evolving network practices. It is organised by Lila Matsumoto, Jo L Walton and Samantha Walton, in collaboration with New Media Scotland and with the support of the Edinburgh Fund’s Innovative Initiative Grant.

25th July: Syndicate #5: Like

Thursday 25th July, 6.45pm – 9pm
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

The fifth instalment of Syndicate features the word and music performances of Peter Manson, Arild Vange, Peter Davidson, Colin Herd, and Karen Veitch.

Potential hashtags for this evening include: cyberculture, social media, viral, flow, dissemination, remediation/intermediation, intention, translation, form/context, glitch, mass collaboration, and public sphere.

We hope you will join us for what promises to be a stimulating evening of poetry for mind and sense, conversation, and of course, sparkling drinks.


Peter Manson lives in Glasgow.  His books include “Adjunct: an Undigest” and “For the Good of Liars” (both from Barque Press), and “Between Cup and Lip” (Miami University Press, Ohio).  Miami U also publish his book of translations, “Stéphane Mallarmé: The Poems in Verse”.


Arild Vange (f. 1955) is a Norwegian poet and translator. His work is concerned with finding ways of incorporating listening into the formal process of making poems and associated texts. Vange’s last book of poems improvisasjon person, Achehoug 2013, responds to the poems of  Fernando Pessoa’s three heteronyms: Alberto Caeiro, Ricardo Reis and Alvaro de Campos. Vange’s book of poems from 2010, annerledes enn (otherwise than), is translated into German and published at Yara Edition, Graz (2012). Vange also works as a translator from German to Norwegian and has published books by Peter Huchel, Botho Strauss, Georg Trakl, Peter Waterhouse, Brigitte Oleschinski, Franz Kafka, Yoko Tawada, Thomas Kling and Anja Utler.


Neil Davidson is  a guitar player. He plays in the groups Yoke of Blood, Muris (with Liene Rozite), With Lumps (with Fritz Welch), The Final Five (with Fritz Welch and Armin Sturm), The Empty Set (with Rhodri Davies, Mariam Rezaei, Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga, and Marjolaine Charbin), Asparagus Piss Raindrop (a multi-limbed conceptual performance group) and has played in the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra since 2003. He runs the Never Come Ashore label and has released recordings on Another Timbre, Iorram Records and Cathnor.


Colin Herd was born in Stirling in 1985 and now lives in Edinburgh. His first full-length collection “too ok” was published by BlazeVOX and a pamphlet “like” was published by Knives, Forks and Spoons Press in 2011. A second full-length collection “glovebox”is forthcoming from Knives, Forks and Spoons Press in 2013. Poems and writings about poetry have also appeared or are forthcoming in “Dear World and Everyone in it” (Bloodaxe, 2013), Jacket2, 3:AM and PN:Review.


Karen Veitch grew up in Glasgow and recently completed her doctorate studies in radical Left women’s poetry and organised labour movements of the Depression-Era United States. She has translated Spanish poetry into English and enjoys playing badminton. Her work has been published in journals such as Comparative American Studies and magazines such as SCREE.

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