Pleased to announce that DRK MATTA have released a digital recording of the new set up I’ve been working with recently; pickups, light sources, motorised fans and objects. Its a binaural recording made by Jason Singh on the top floor of the Hotspur Press building in Manchester.
A series of improvisations exploring the objects I use as preparations with the guitar and pickups. I was interested to see if there was a way to see the spatial relations between these things giving rise to things that could be developed further as score based systems. Watching back it became clear that in fact thereContinue reading “Flick Flack”
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. AprilContinue reading “50 Steps Halifax performance”
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. https://soundcloud.com/davidmbirchall/full-horror-of-mud-wino-revealed
Article from the May issue of Wire magazine
Really looking forward to mine and Vicky Clarke’s residency at Q02 in Brussels in August. We’ll be developing some ideas with light and circuitry for the next ways to present our noise machines.
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.orgContinue reading “2nd day of electromagnet recordings for LRM show”
https://soundcloud.com/davidmbirchall/rbs-click-track An interesting first day making field recordings to go in the Loiterer’s Resistance Movement exhibition taking place in the People’s History Museum in July. The starting point I’m working with is mapping and exploring the area surrounding the museum using electromagnetic signals captured by a pair of pickups as my starting point. SomeContinue reading “1st day of electromagnet recordings for PHM”