This project would not have been the same without the spirit of Rock Legend, multi-instrumentist, actor, playwright, novelist & poet Bill Direen, Sound and Music Composer for "Like an Octopus by its Own Ink Erased".
"Feeding the Spirit of People... The first thing that strikes you - before the voice, the songs, the poetry, the music - is the face. Long and thin from brow to chin, large nose and ears, tight mouth, sad soulful eyes. Bill Direen is one fascinating looking cat. He holds your attention in every frame of a new documentary by Auckland filmmaker Simon Ogston"... Article here.
Bill Direen is a poem himself. You may wish to keep in tune with his coming concerts, records and events on his facebook page.
Kenneth Spiteri, playing JOE in our creation, is currently playing the lead role of John Proctor in "The Crucible" for Teatru Manoel National Theatre, Malta. Accomplished actor, writer, director and musician, Kenneth has worked as a dramaturg with choreographers such as Australian contemporary dance pioneer Elizabeth Dalman as well as Hyoung-Min Kim and Thomas Zeuggin in Berlin and in Seoul, Korea. Close friend and collaborator of France Hervé (theatre, film, visual art exhibition), Kenneth has written the english adaptation of the film script "Like an Octopus by its Own Ink Erased".
Born in Melbourne to Maltese parents, Kenneth has worked in film, theatre and music internationally. He has acted in the features “Beneath Hill 60” (Australia), “Abschuss Fahrt” (Rat Pack Productions, Germany) and most recently “Paul, Apostle of Christ” (Sony, Affrm Productions). Kenneth released an album of singer/songerwriter music called, “Sleepfalling”, you can listen on line...
Constant traveller, he has been notably Artist in residence in Taiwan A Sound Map of Tainan, a series of sound-art works for the WeLove gallery in Tainan, and in Italy for soundscape: chiusa, fusing mythology, stories, images, sounds and traditions including the piece, a Mass for Nemesis, conceived to take place in a church played and written by Kenneth for Klausen’s unique Köck Orgel from 1703.