Monday 28th July

August 1st, 2014

lockshiftbreakdonwWhat a recording night ! now the wonderful Lee, Aaron, Jean Paul and Liam help break down.  Farewell lock shift. for now…

Sunday 27th July

August 1st, 2014

finallockshiftdaysFinal visitors to The lock shift songs. What an adventure. And over too fast. Tonight I’ll make an 8 channel recording. Three Beds and seven channels in the ceiling? Potential.

Sunday 27th July

July 27th, 2014

LoxListening2Gathering gear to make 10 channel recording of #thelockshiftsongs tonight. How to document site-specific multichannel installation raises its pretty head but a good plan’s in place. Thank you Dave Hunt, Iris Garrelfs, Jenny Matthews for support. Life beyond unit 99, centre:mk?

The lock shift songs closes at 7pm tonight.

Tuesday 22nd July

July 22nd, 2014

audienceLox11Lock shift audiences continue to grow.  A sanctuary for healing shoppers ?

Friday 18th July

July 18th, 2014


The lock shift songs has opened.  A 47 channel installation which plays the seven verse song ” 77 starts with 7, walked in 7, 77 “ sung by the MK lock shift choir  immersed into a composition of processed canal recordings that shift, glide and spin within and between three Sonic Beds. Fabulous response. Such an adventure. Many thanks all.

Thursday 10th July

July 10th, 2014

adamPProgress. Brain machine successfully installed and we have sounds and song swooping up and down unit 99 with two Sonic Beds doing remotely what they’re told. Tonight brings in the third Bed and then I can get going with triadic score syntax. Yes, the wonderful Adam Parkinson has been in the house with Max for two days. After salmon then sharks together, interesting to be tackling the motion of a naturally static water source. I’m currently intrigued by the new range of sonic architectures I have to play with.  7 speakers zigzagging down the ceiling and 3 x 12 channel Sonic Beds creating 3 pools of vertical and horizontal detail beneath. Makes a new way of sound speaking in a space I’d not heard until today.  The lock shift songs.


Tuesday 8th July

July 9th, 2014

newcoverSbedSo who’s getting the new mattress cover? MK has an amazing outdoor market. The kind of fabulous market you think doesn’t exist any more where not only are the falafal just made, but the bread they are wrapped in is too. And despite vile Mr Material Man, he has wide range of ends of extraordinary fabrics and loads of custom. Lee and Kaffe dig around and bring up treasures. The lock shift songs proceed.

Monday 7th July

July 9th, 2014

3rdbedINSonic Bed_Marfa is in. Up for the first time in Europe, being born in Texas, since performing in New York, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. With Sonic Bed_London and Scotland singing alongside here in Miss Geek, we’ll make quite an ensemble. Many thanks to Aaron for super Bench, Lee for super calm, Jonny for organising everyone and the extraordinary Dave Hunt for all audio solutions jokes and all. Great day. Progress. Three Sonic Beds are up for the first time in same space.

Saturday 5th July

July 9th, 2014

lockshiftinstalls2Next stop Milton Keynes. Miss Geek, unit 99, by the outdoor market and WHSmith entrance into centre:mk. Yesterday we packed up three sonic beds. Today we begin their install.  Yes, The lockshift songs are finally underway. Three sonic beds in one space. Linked by conductor machine. Full canal immersion anticipated,  with the song “77 starts with 7, walked in 7, 77″ rising and falling amongst. Opens 18th July . IF Milton Keynes International Festival 18th – 27th July.

Friday 4th July

July 9th, 2014

PGrest1#sonicbike team return for rest and fixes. Interactive work has its crashes, Lee forks twisted, Pierre William distorted mudguards and Nancy punctured. The sonic hard/software though remained intact and fully functional. (Note DG)