Just Intoned Scales for guitar

Last summer I spent a bit of time reading up on Just Intonation and microtones after having  developed an interest  in the smaller fragments of tones via an accidental discovery of the work of Harry Partch and through our work in Kalbakken, were it became apparent when looking at old Norwegianfolk tunes and transcritptions that alotContinue reading “Just Intoned Scales for guitar”

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Notes on Culture, Hegemony and Music (part one)

Notes on Culture, Hegemony and Music. With my recent studying in adult education Im seeing more and more the importance of culture being something we create with each other rather than something that’s beamed down on us to be consumed and eaten up. Being active in the creation of our own cultural (1.) activity solidifiesContinue reading “Notes on Culture, Hegemony and Music (part one)”

Spiral Compositions

Started work on a few drawings after having not really done any drawing work for quite a few months. This began just trying to start out with one of the simplest shapes and one of the first recorded marks by mankind: theres spirals all over prehistoric stuff. Also it tied in with some of the ideasContinue reading “Spiral Compositions”

Manchester Ship Canal

Picture taken heading from Trafford Bridge towards the Lowry along the promenade on my way to rehearsal last night with Ad Hoc dance. There’s a lot of incredible open views in that part of town; the expanse of water pushes the horizon way further out. Im not surewhat it’s like in the day time butContinue reading “Manchester Ship Canal”

Kalbakken Tour Diary

3 & 4 & 5/8/09 Skipton We’re holed up at Nick’s folks house on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors running through old material and working on a new arrangement from scratch to be recorded next weekend with Jack in London. Radiant sunshine keeps giving us the impression that the label may have accidentallyContinue reading “Kalbakken Tour Diary”

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”