Thursday 31st October
October 31st, 2013
Redesigning the shark powered synthesizer (aka the 6 hammerhead driven oscillators) for live play with Adam P. Last week’s Oto concert proved that this would be more than worth it. The curious thing is that the GOLD DRESS featured in Lappetites Fathers opera, seems to be part of the design aesthetique….
Monday 28th October
October 29th, 2013
92 ft of 200 year old ash falls softly with the sweetest of scrumpchying sounds.
Wed 23rd October
October 24th, 2013
Six hammerheads flew around Oto last night taking audiences to ‘other dimensions !’ – ‘ ‘a really wonderful alien otherworldyness to them…’ Gently gliding, sliding or hovering in underwater landscapes, just one or two spiralling round each other, then the six swooping through shards of noise and richocheting water blasts. Today AudRey studio is in retreat, preparing to put sharks to stereoland. Is this possible?
Sunday 20th October
October 20th, 2013
Leaving the giant violin vibrating as installation in Vara, Sweden after playing two fantastic concerts to sometimes bemused numb bottomed but seemingly delighted audiences. Part of the Magnet festival.
Wednesday 16th October
October 16th, 2013
The 2nd of four concerts to music students at Hvitfeldtska, Gotenborg with the giant violin. Intriguing work introducing this way of making, performing and listening to music to humans whose experience and understanding and reason therefore is a tune and a beat and only therein lies the answer. Listening yes such anathema to so many.
Monday 14th October
October 14th, 2013
Exploring Gotenborg canals thinking of what’s inside them and compositional structures. Gotenborg is somehow intensely maritime. I’m here to perform the giant violin, Vitula physicata with George Kentros. Today we are at the High School making 2 concerts and workshops to 18year old before 2pm. Interesting challenge.
Sunday 13th October
October 13th, 2013
Felt tree leaves as lights lit by wind power greeting us arrivals in Gotenborg. I thought they were speakers and that the fluctuating white pink violin fuzz noise with chanting vocals greeting our landing ear drums was the latest work from unemployed kids from town. Dream on girl.
Saturday October 12th
October 12th, 2013
This feels like playing with Merce. Sharks fly round the studio and I’m playing tiny creatures growing and dying in shafts of light. The tricky thing is not to get distracted by their startling magnificence. Similar to – ‘don’t watch the dancers!’ Looking forward to playing new 4 channel work ‘love shark’ @ Kammer Klang, Cafe Oto on Tuesday 22nd,8.30pm
IMAGE: one of the sharks whose trace through the ocean you could hear sonified next week. Snapped and traced by Dr Alex Hearn, collaborator on this Galapagos inspired project 2009. INFO
Wednesday October 9th
October 9th, 2013
Needing a summer reminder? Some Opera fiXi music now on line ..Film to follow.
Tuesday 8th October
October 8th, 2013
News just in that the sonic bikes on Hailuoto, Finland are still active and inspiring visitors. Film to follow!