Very excited to be getting ready to travel to Brussels to do a residency at Q02 with my Noise Orchestra colleague Vicky Clarke! We’re going to be testing out circuits we made earlier in the year on the Arts + Tech programme and working on new assemblages and making some recordings.
Audience eyeview film of the final performance we did for 50 Steps in April this year.
“Final performance of a cross-artform dance project celebrating the Pennine Way in its 50th anniversary year. With Stacey Johnstone, Ruth Jones, Natalie Speake (performers), David Birchall (musician) and Simon Warner (videographer)
Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Halifax. April 2016
Project supported by Arts Council England
Film by Elizabeth Patrick”
Lucky to have become involved with quite a few new musical combinations and groups this year. Here is a one I’m really excited about.
Article from the May issue of Wire magazine
Live set from Golden Lion in Todmorden the other weekend realised as Pan Cake Make Up. Really pleased with how this trio works together.
Another interesting day exploring the few hundred metres surrounding the People’s History Museum in Manchester using a pickup as a listening device. This is for a piece of sound work with accompanying map that I’m preparing for an exhibition curated by the Loiterer’s Resistance Movement at the PHM opening on 23rd July. See more here http://www.thelrm.org
The sound clip above is of the most interested thing discovered today; recording outside the Nat West in Spinningfields; super high end drone generated by who knows what wifi or security signal but interestingly its accompanied by internet office work sounds/conversation. Wondering if this is being transferred by radio or CCTV signal somehow? Even could be that the higher sound is a carrier frequency for whatever electronic signal is making the office sounds audible. Or completely unrelated.
The other interesting discovery (perhaps not surprisingly) is that there is a huge huge voltage present on the corner of Bridge St and St Mary’s Parsonage just behind the Tax Office. Very pleasing massive low ground/high voltage hum and then a much higher frequency modulation patterned trigger at regular internals.
Here’s the map shaping up