Wednesday, 29 November 2017

What On Earth Have I Been Doing?



2017 has been a very busy year - so busy, in fact, that I have neglected this blog of mine terribly. So, what on earth have I been doing?

Well, among other things ...

I have been collaborating with my partner in love and rock 'n' roll, Harry 'Dream' Dean, on the recently released Dream Giant album. It's an upbeat, sunshine psych-pop bag full of kaleidoscopic, indie treats. I'm pleased to report that it has been embraced with open arms by BBC and Radio 6 DJs like Lauren Laverne, Steve Lamacq and Gary Crowley. It's been a riot performing live with the 5 piece band, playing keys and belting out the boy-girl harmonies.

I'm also working on producing a band that I've been a fan of for the last couple years: self-professed Blakeian fairies, The Butterfly Wheel. Having learned so much on the long road to becoming a solo musician and producing my own work, it's a real pleasure to be expanding my creative world by working with musicians I admire. The project is ongoing - watch this mystic space!

Meanwhile, I have developed an obsession with fairy tales. Well, I'm more obsessed than I was previously, anyway - and this preoccupation has led me down a dark, forest path to write my own. I have a collection of original tales underway. While they are entirely new tales, not reworkings of traditional stories, there is one infamous character who keeps visiting my pages - the Slavic witch, Baba Yaga. She is so wise, so frightening, so fierce. She is the crone-mother we both need and fear because she tells so many truths. The stories I am writing are feminist tales with environmental and LGBT themes. I so look forward to sharing them. They are very restless, and keep threatening to hop off my pages in search of readers before I can complete my editing spells! Patience, my darlings, patience.

And then, of course, the Moth Rah album is gradually being breathed into existence. I do plan more shows for next year. I know things have been quiet for a while.

If you have read the above, you will understand why cobwebs have been gathering over this blog these last months. I am updating regularly on Instagram and, semi-regularly, on Facebook. If you want Moth Rah updates, follow me there.

Winter blessings to you, may your fire burn bright through the cold months,

Cassandra Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

Friday, 23 December 2016

The Erl King Screening at Strange Worlds

A short film I soundtracked is going to be screened as part of the Strange Worlds, Angela Carter exhibition in Bristol on January 10th. 'The Erl King' is an adaptation of an Angela Carter story of the same name, created by my long-term collaborator, Layla Holzer.

Holzer was cited by the curators of the exhibition as one of the featured artists in whose work Carter's influence is most evident.



More information about the film can be found here.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Last Live Date of 2016

We've been playing a lot of shows this year in London. And we're playing one more live London date before the end of the year at The Good Ship in Kilburn on November 24th.

Here's a video by filmmaker Lilia Stojec of us performing 'Anima' at Proud Galleries in Camden earlier this year.


Thursday, 16 June 2016

The Walk of the Moon

We are recently returned from playing at an immersive theatrical event in Ibiza: The Walk of the Moon. The event took place at the beautiful commune and eco-centre, Casita Verde, up high on a beautiful green hillside as the sun went down. The event was created by my artist friend and collaborator, Michaela Meadow, and the puppet and theatre maker, Joanna Hruby. We were also joined by the performer and theatre director Phil Kingslan John.

Here are series of photos from that magical day, taken by Gato Suárez:




Shakti the water spirit!

Michaela Meadow



Grant Sparkle as the Air Spirit

Moon Guardian, Julia Minnear
Me and the ancient Phoenician Goddess, Tanit


The witch



Phil Kingslan John

Joanna Hruby and the Fire Spirit

Harry 'Dreeaaaam' Dean


Thursday, 19 May 2016

Friday the 13th at Proud Camden






Photos by Wyatt Dixon taken at Proud Camden at 'Friday the 13th', hosted by Prince of Wolves and Bauhaus Thrash Club.

Black and white masks by Daria Hlazatova. Dancers' masks and Harry's customised jacked by Bauhaus Thrash Club.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Headlining Proud Camden

Live show gig proud camden
Photo by Rhodri Davies

Harry Dean on bass
Harry 'Dream' Dean on Bass
Cassandra Solon Parry
Photo by Alison Dibbs

gig headlining Moth Rah proud camden stage
Photo by Alison Dibbs