Here's a new venture: SANS is a quartet which came together in Finland at this year's Kaustinen Festival. We liked the results! So we'll be doing some more shows, starting in London on October 23rd. The band includes Tigran Aleksanyan on the Armenian duduk, the voice of Sanna Kurki-Suonio, Andrew Cronshaw on electric zither and various interesting wind instruments, and myself on soprano sax and bass clarinet. Andrew Cronshaw's new CD features the musicians of SANS and will be available then too. The concert is at St Ethelburga's Centre. It's always great to play in a church: seems to be the natural habitat of The Pocket Score Company, and Lichfield Cathedral was a splendid setting for the concert with Andy and Tigran back in July at the Lichfield Festival. On a recent trip to Paris I interviewed Kaija Saariaho and caught up with Richard Lewis, whose music you can listen to at Radio Delevine. Meanwhile, I'm back in Australia for a few weeks, working on forthcoming CDs. At the wisteria-clad Blue Bear Studio, Thai Lee is making an atmospheric keyboard and vocal-based album: if you like Enya's music, you'll enjoy this when it emerges. The Pocket Score Company will be recording a few rather old songs shortly plus something fresh from countertenor David Yardley. And some new projects have been released: Fred Smith's 'Dust of Uruzgan' has been getting some great reviews; Peter Woodley's collection of Flute Tunes is out, as is Lynne Pilbrow's second volume of FunMusic for Little Kids which is all about Transport.