A new CD with handprinted covers and a detail of artwork from a painting by Alexander Brealey Birchall is now out on Vernacular. Interesting for me as it explores recording quiet, end of the day, melodic improvisations, using lots of space: the kind of playing I did nearly everyday at this kind of dusk timeContinue reading “Dusk out now!”
Tag Archives: Improvisation
Live in Beppu
Berlin open air swimming pool related this group came out of the fresh idea of “THE SCHWIMBAD JAZZ POOL” an association that was going to include the 3 of us on this record and our pal Rogier Smal on drums. For one thing or another the day before we were going to make our firstContinue reading “Live in Beppu”
Playing a pickup…
New youtube EP showing a first exploration of straight to guitar pickup to metal sounds. Recorded straight into the recorder on headphones; using an extremity of volume and zero overdrive (an unusual feature for me!) to make the small interesting elements audible. This is part of a longer piece of research looking at ways toContinue reading “Playing a pickup…”
4th Floor Recording
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.
striking uncomfortable poses while discussing the nature of power
Just had a re listen to this piece I made in our old place anew. 3 improvisations sculpted into a piece based on watching the same 6:51 youtube video of Chomsky and Foucault from Dutch TV in 1971 as compositional guidance. I attempt to work on a daily basis with Alexander Technique, something I’ve doneContinue reading “striking uncomfortable poses while discussing the nature of power”
Guitar & Walkman
Result of some experiments earlier in the week working with 2 input signals from guitar and walkman.
Acoustic guitar vids
Video turned up of my reading of Italo Calvino’s ‘Visibilty’, part of a project instigated by Danielle Ledda at University of Cagliari in Sardinia on Calvino’s ‘6 memos for the next millenium’. Playing from other manc improvisers here.
Beck Marks Birchall live from “the living room”
Some splendid shots from Joincey of Saturdays swiftly rearranged gig; church to living room in one quick move: turned out very well in the end.
Noise Upstairs pics 14th Oct
pictures from Noise Upstairs last night, full set here all taken by Paul Green. Definitely can’t keep my feet still!