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A series of seemingly random sounds that build up into an essential collection of sonic experiences
#23: long bass……… a slow melody played on the bass guitar into a patch that creates something bigger
#22: Insectorium……. reworking of some old material towards something new
#21: Driven by bass……… some experiments to take my mind of my cold !
#20:More Bleeps and Bloops……. after spending days making a piece for Soundspiral a few moments of calm before writing the rest of the symphony for the London Mozart Players……
#19: How it’s made , Sound Spiral
As part of my work on this project,(http://www.soundspiral.net/?page=Home) made this version of the midi file in the style of the legendary “How it’s made” ……… all it needs is an endless film of an obscure industrial process !
#18: Starting residua
After editing a heap of audio, these were the bits at the start of each file that I discarded….
#17: Vocoded Rhythm experiment ………… (Crispy insects !)
#16: Piano loops for Jess, made as part of the Open Ears project for the 2011 Spitalfields Winter Festival
a fragment of Debussy’s Voilles for the laptop orchestra.
Played by Jessica Maryon – Davies
#15 Randomette: I don’t usually do this kind of cheesy techno thing but have been learning how do do various random tricks in Live for some forthcoming gigs so dropping various found samples into a template that will manipulate them controlled via monome etc etc apologies for the pseudo Underworld fakery !
#14 : Bass Mulch: a series of experiments that will lead to a set of pieces for different instruments with “Ghost electronics”, this one is using bass guitar playing a very slow simple melody.
#13 Pig Chillout in a tree : a sneak preview of one of the pieces that will be part of a Sonic Treasure Hunt at the Spitalfields City Farm on the 18th of June. This piece was designed for the pigs as a calm environment for them by Cameron and Chingwa.
#12 Rheingold Stretch : A very long version of the opening of Wagner’s Rheingold. The first 3:57″ stretched to last 1:25:55″ (that’s nearly and hour and a half) the opening plays first forwards then half way reverses and plays backwards. Here is a random minute from the first part (space issues make having the whole file a bit impractical !)
#11 Gnome 2 : another monome improvisation with a harmonics generator and a mix of random and defined events. Getting close to something I might perform with ? This uses the wonderful Polygome for the monome by Stretta
#10 Monday night blink, having fixed the software problem with my monome i’ve been building software environments to improvise with. This one uses a harmonics generator and granular processing with a mixture of fixed and random events so that playing it is like trying to keep hold of a slippy fish !
#9 B & F# Playing with a new Faderfox controller and Audiomulch starting with La Monte Young and going somewhere else
#8 Contact mic accordion, left hand buttons experiment January 2011
#7 French Thunderstorm , recorded in a tent @ 4am in Etuales near Marenne Summer 2010
#6 Knife & Beam, from soundtrack made with Elektrodome as part of the “Transformations” project Bristol 1999
(more information @http://www.elektrodome.com/)
#5 A short bit of Gender with pitch shift (and background kitchen noises) from “Triggered” Gamelan, Live Electronics and Dance installation @ RFH Summer 2001
#4 The first half a second of all the tracks in the folder called “music” in my MP3 player November 2009
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