Venetian Underground

Some years back I wrote a piece for Unknown Public, an awesome music magazine in a box.

It was called ‘Venetian Underground’ and was a depiction of an imaginary metro system beneath the canals of Venice. The subvapporetti would clunk along deep in the sub aqueous gloom, sometimes running grinding sparks off the undersides of gratings in church floors…

It was (I now realize) a rather steampunk idea.

But; I loved the idea more than the piece I wrote.

To address this, I’ve started work on a cycle of pieces revisiting the place in my head

Hope you like it. If so, leave a note, or a stumble thumbs up and then – try this

7 Comments Add yours

  1. JohnLW says:

    good idea, Philip. Subterranean steampunk is one of my favourite genres (and the ‘Beauty and terror’ issue of Unknown Public is completely out of print, like most of the boxed issues) … you could always call it Venetian Underground Revisited

  2. Vic says:

    Fabulous. I twittered the URL.

  3. Kristina says:

    Really great, reminds me lof the sound of whales and the calm of the ocean. Beautiful!

  4. Katrina says:

    To me, there’s an asian influence here? Would I be right? When I listen to your music I try to just scroll past the description and form my own vision of it. Of course I totally get your inspiration and depiction of a Venetian underground, but what I see in my minds eye is a Buddhist temple or beautiful japanese garden, completely isolated and without another single soul there. Just you, nature and a spirit.
    I think it’s beautiful Philip, as always.

  5. Sean says:

    Exquisite… so peaceful… my favourite kind of music… of a place suspended… in-between worlds… it’s very beautiful.

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