What kind of a year has 2015 been for you?
I don’t really look back and judge a year. I have some lovely memories from 2015 and I worked hard. There are good things to work on and look forward to in 2016 and beyond, hopefully!

What has changed for the better and what, if anything, has changed for the worse?
Nothing much has changed either way.

What do you wish hadn’t happened this year?
More war.

What do you wish had happened this year, but didn’t?
No war.

What would you characterise as your major achievement this year and why?
My exhibition for Scotland + Venice, because I was happy with the work I made, especially the sound clash of Sally Beamish and the Scottish Ensemble with Adrian Sherwood, Skip McDonald and Ghetto Priest. The result was an artwork (below) beyond what I could have imagined.

Is there anything you’d like to have done this year but haven’t?
To have seen the sun shine a bit more in Scotland and to cuff John Niven at golf.

What would make 2016 a better year than 2015?
Less war.

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