"Eight years went by, eight long years of waiting
'Til one day a tall stranger appeared in the land
And he came with lawyers and he came with great ceremony
And through Vincent's fingers poured a handful of sand"
Tim Minchin, the former UWA arts student described as "sublimely talented, witty, smart and unabashedly offensive" in a musical career that has taken the world by storm, is awarded an honorary doctorate by The University of Western Australia
We are devastated to announce that on Thursday 2nd October, Stephen
Samuel Gordon aka The Spaceape, vocalist, poet and live performer,
passed away peacefully after a 5 year struggle with a rare form of cancer.
He leaves behind his wife Luciana and 6 year old daughter, Cleo. His
first release was the 1st release on Hyperdub, 'Sine of the Dub' in 2004
with Kode9, with whom he also released 2 albums, Memories of the Future
(2006) and Black Sun (2011). In 2012 he also self-released the
Xorcism EP, appeared on the track 'Spaceape' on Burial's debut album in
2006, and also collaborated with The Bug, Martyn, Jerry Dammers,
Redshape, Dub Gabriel, the Echologist and more. Last Monday he released
his new EP with Kode9, 'Killing Season'.
Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends, and all who
have been touched by his writings and performances. His Hyperdub family
will always miss him. Hyperdub