Rick Holland

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A poem by Rick Holland, embossed onto Dymo tape. From a 2010 installation with Brian Eno.

Rick Holland is an English poet and independent artist. He was born in Aldershot in 1978.[1]

Published work[edit]

His first book 'Story the Flowers' was made at Calvert's Co-Operative Press in Bethnal Green in 2010. The work is constructed within the tradition of psychogeography and of the city wanderer or flaneur and has been re-imagined and cited as influence for other artists, most recently East India Youth in the naming of his album, 'Culture of Volume', taken from the poem 'Monument'.

Often collaborating with artists in other fields,[2] his most notable collaborative pieces have been with Brian Eno and released on Warp Records. He co-wrote the 2011 album Drums Between the Bells and the album's sister EP Panic of Looking.[3] Significant writing credits also include the Brian Eno/Karl Hyde album High Life released in June 2014. He has also co-created work for theatre and dance,[4] installations with Brian Eno [5] and visual artist Anya Gallaccio.[6]

The works with Eno led to the coining of the term 'poetronica' in the press, a term suggesting that evolving digital literacy continues to change conventional literary narrative[7][8] and recent work with Robert Thomas (former Chief Creative Officer for RjDj) seeks to further explore new and non-linear formats for writing and reading poems.

An exclusive piece, "I Remember" is included in Jon Hopkins' 2015 compilation Late Night Tales.[9]

He has credits on both Jon Hopkins' "Immunity"[10] and "Singularity" albums (for 'Titles'), as well as on the Eno, Hopkins and Abrahams album "Small Craft on a Milk Sea".


  1. ^ Kieran Yates. "The rise of poetronica". the Guardian. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Music's Collaborator: Rick Holland". The 405.
  3. ^ "Brian Eno". Pitchfork. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Refugees of the Septic Heart". tomdale.org.uk.
  5. ^ "Latest 7 » Review: Brian Eno's Speaker Flower Sound Installation". thelatest.co.uk.
  6. ^ "After The Goldrush - Talks & Events - South London Gallery". southlondongallery.org.
  7. ^ Kieran Yates. "The rise of poetronica". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Steven Levy skypes with Rick Holland". electronicbeats.net. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
  9. ^ "RA News: Jon Hopkins mixes LateNightTales". Residentadvisor.net. Retrieved 2015-06-01.
  10. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/immunity-mw0002506311/credits. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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