Mixed Occasions is what remains of a work that was initially conceived to include a spoken narrative, but was eventually abandoned. It serves also to acknowledge the many kind reviews I have received of previous works where field recordings are thought of as a potential sound source, despite not being the case. This does. Stryam is a formal arrangement of the same materials prepared and used for a performance at Hideous Porta 8, Dec 2013. Organised by Vasco Alves and Louie Rice (The other two thirds of VA AA LR).