Sketches on Sound, Listening & Learning

Sound, Listening and Learning Or Sound, Listening and Pedagogy Or Frequency, Listening and Education Or Vibration, Listening and Pedagogy ========================================================== ========================================================== Sound is defined as any frequency or vibration, audible or non-audible to the human ear. Vibration permits the motion of air towards the ear where it is ultimately heard leading to the possibility ofContinue reading “Sketches on Sound, Listening & Learning”

Levenshulme Bike Orchestra comes back to life…

A few pics from practise the other night plus see below for added theortical rigour… http://www.levenshulmebicycleorchestra.com The group operates in an as yet undefined area between intuitaive ritualised musical theatrical performance and shared collective improvising around musical and lyrical themes developed by all members of the group. There are various aims and objectives. To functionContinue reading “Levenshulme Bike Orchestra comes back to life…”

Noise Upstairs Podcast

The good folk at the Noise Upstairs improv night asked us toproduce a kindof last shout posthumous Northern Wire podcast for them to be played out at one of there forthcoming monthly sessions, below is whats on it… Sweetleaf Black Sabbath Barabadabada Ivor Cutler Lovely Sky Boat Alice Coltrane Black Jerusalem Teeth Mountain I choseContinue reading “Noise Upstairs Podcast”

Open Eye Ensemble in Lyon

Brief snatch of Open Eye set from Lyon earlier this year recorded by the ever vigilant DBH. Pascal is out of shot playing percussion, Nick, Kelly and myself are just visible; Kelly applying tape to my goodself and guitar nearly became an escapology trick. Everyone else in the room has gone wild with the sameContinue reading “Open Eye Ensemble in Lyon”

Kalbakken Gamelan

A brief snatch of Nick and I improvising a piece of our Kalbakken set from the Ruby Lounge gig with a Hawk and a Hacksaw at the end of June. Citylife said this about the performance:  “Fellow Norwegian-Mancunian Kalbakken was more intense, reinterpreting traditional Norwegian folk songs with trancelike guitar playing and frantic sleigh bells, asContinue reading “Kalbakken Gamelan”