Was working on a really fun project in Bury during end of August; made some really fun work with a group of young people. We were working on listening skills, field recording in the Burrs Country Park, exploring/jamming with instruments and objects and finally mixing together all the stuff that had been recorded. See andContinue reading “Any Day Now Project”
Did some interesting exploration this afternoon developing ideas for prepared speaker and guitar music. Hopefully this will result in a longer piece of music to be recorded in the near future.
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”
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)”
Another excellent surreal skit rolled out by John Bisset and Ivor Kallin. Theyve made a whole bunch of these weird little films, never fails to entertain. Theyre also organising the wonderful 2:13 festival in London once a year.
The violin intervention project I started in the shared gardens out the back of the flat has been moving along since the summer. The violin is starting to look pretty gnarly, though its in a better state after 4 months out in the wilds of Manchester than i would have imagined, possibly better quality thanContinue reading “Violin Sculpture in Autumn”
This coming Monday… SPOKE NOVEMBER 9TH, 2009 SPOKE is a new contemporary dance work created by Ad Hoc Dance, directed by Ruth Tyson-Jones. It has taken creative writing, either found, gathered and/or authored as a starting point. The spoken word is skillfully interwoven into the choreography. A specially created score has been created and willContinue reading “Ad Hoc Dance Performance”
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”
Some snaps above of our ongoing bicycle based horrorshow live at Islington Mill in Salford last night. Show was notable for my nearly totalling all of the bike based instrument sculptures with my first physical gesture of the set. Disaster was narrowly avoided via some careful cable wiggling and shouts of “Youve ruined Christmas nowContinue reading “More anarchosyndicalist bike aktion”
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”