Tam Hare’s online funding and PhD portfolio 2023

PhD in Music, Newcastle University

for funding applications’ project portfolio in 2023


cited text and performance works from the project, December 2022…

note. relevant links to examples of work are found in these entries and in certain image captions

The works have been put in order of relevance to the PhD’s and its character’s progression, and that of my fiction-theory texts and conjoined performances…

1. Conditions of Redirection: A Trialogue

– a collaboration between Två Cirklar and myself. This performance was given at Fylkingen on April 9th 2022. The final performance was between 45 and 50 minutes in duration.

fig i & ii. The front and back cover designs of 'Assured Un-certain Chances' (May 2021). This ‘fiction-theory’ text was performed as part of my ongoing collaboration with musicians Två Cirklar, at Fylkingen, Stockholm (April 9th 2022). Due to the Covid Pandemic, this event was rescheduled from its original performance date. As a reference, here are two short sections of this work’s development, performed and recorded with ‘Två Cirklar’ at Hospitalet’s project space in Uppsala:

1. December 2020

2. June 2021

fig iii & iv. The middle page spread from 'Assured Un-certain Chances' (May 2021).

— Here are recorded film and audio clip samples from our collaboration’s eventual performance, April 2022.

[I am currently working on a complete film version of this performance which will have a superior audio-visual quality.]

  — Film clip 1 from the Fylkingen performance

  — Film clip 2 from the Fylkingen performance

The quality of these recordings’ is not the greatest but hopefully this still gives a satisfactory indication of the work and this performance.

fig v. (x4 slides) These images were taken during our performance at Fylkingen in Stockholm.

fig vi. Here is a link to Fylkingen’s webpage, which contains our texts with more information about this event and collaboration.

— The explanatory press texts in Swedish & English, about the collaboration and performance, used as a handout during this event can be accessed here.

fig vii. An installation shot of my photo-text exhibited and performed work ‘..., STAR, ...’. I exhibited this work during the exhibition ‘FRAGMENT’ (February 2020) at Sigtunastiftelsen, Sigtuna, Sweden.

note. A performance reading of this text with Två Cirklar can be heard here. This text is also part of the project’s development and is a key section in its final performance.

Primed (the work's, & fiction-theory text’s working title), Oct. 2019 – April. 2022 at Fylkingen, a musical performance collaboration with Två Cirklar. As part of this work, I have also been producing an essay with Två Cirklar, provisionally titled Primed. This text examines the project and collaboration’s development and is presently a work in progress. However, an initial draft section of it can be found here...


fig viii & ix. The initial key text work from the Fylkingen performance of ‘Abstract Child: Only Ever Close’ (May 2016), with one of Anna Glantz’s commissioned images used in the project’s inception, its visuals and designs.


fig x & xi xii. The front, back cover and selected page designs from the ‘Abstract Child’ text publication. Presented and distributed at Fylkingen as part of its performance in May 2016.


fig xiii & xiv. These images are the cover and first page designs of 'Cover Knowing' (April 2019). This exhibited installation work and accompanied ‘fiction-theory’ book were exhibited and displayed at Åhuset in Uppsala.


fig xv & xvi. Another of my speculative ‘fiction-theory’ text explorations and its devised structured design, ‘Always Pushing’, displayed with the archival portrait used in its creation. This piece was exhibited at Hospitalet, Uppsala in September 2018.


fig xvii & xviii. The front, back page spread and designs, from the ‘Portico’ project text, exhibited at ‘A Little Bit Sad in One Eye’ exhibition (April 2018), for ‘Stockholm Art Week 2018’.

Current work: Tinnitus Channelled/Texts project


Here is a link to a recording of a short section from this ongoing work, Tinnitus Channelled, which I am collaborating on with musician, composer and artist John Bryden. It will be a central creative-critical focus and collaboration over the next period of the PhD — being fully assessed during APR 2023. This short recorded reading with accompanying sounds, is from a section entitled Tapering Times (Dec 21).

[ click the play icons in Google Drive view to listen and view this project’s content].

Here are a number of other readings from the Tinnitus Texts works, beginning with...

— a reading of sections created as connective passages, between the main body of texts for this work with John Bryden. These directly respond to tinnitus as an auditory condition, within my fiction-theory writing.

— My ‘tinnital recordings’ (Jan 2022) from Tinnitus Channelled

— Two other selected recordings from this text works’ main passages can be found here also: Tinnitus Channelled 4 & Tinnitus Channelled 5

— For further reference, here is an example of one of John’s noise recordings & one of his melodies US Useless, which we are presently experimenting with and expanding on.

— Further text samples from this tinnitus work can be made available from the PhD’s APR, Sample of relevant project work document and included as part of this funding submission’s documentation, if requested...

— I have been working on a specific proposal for this Tinnitus Channelled work and project (’within a project’). As part of this, I have been looking at possible research opportunities for this work. Therefore, I have included here a recent research project proposal document, which I updated this January.



I am including a brief version of my PhD research document, from the Foreign Objekt research project and group website, where I am currently a residency artist. Here is a link to my page from their site.

Project Presentation


A final link to a recording of a short presentation of my PhD project (Dec 21), w/ slides, for the Newcastle University, PG Music Showcase, December 15th 2021 [click play on the video in Google Drive to view and hear].


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