Returning from a week camping in Northumberland and exploring the vast number of stones with holes to be found on Beadnell beach.
“Pidocks are unique in that each side of their shells is divided into 2 or 3 separate sections. Furthermore, one of the piddock’s shells has a set of ridges or “teeth”, which they use to grind away at clay or soft rock and create tubular burrows. The shape of these burrows is due to the rotating motion of the piddock as it grinds the rock to make its home. The piddock stays in the burrow it digs for the entirety of its eight-year lifespan, with only its siphon exposed to take in water that it filters for food. When the piddock dies and leaves an empty tubular burrow, other marine life such as sea anemone, crabs and other molluscs may use the burrow.”
Which led to this track yesterday https://dronespace.bandcamp.com/track/piddocks-tea-making-sines-and-beadnell-stones
Coming next weekend in Aberystwyth
More info here https://dafyddroberts.wordpress.com
Playing a version of this piece and one made from recordings of our new boiler and the sound of ginger wine fermenting.
An experiment in seeing whether the dronespace pieces i’ve been making have a wider audience.
You can download tracks from my new Bandcamp site here
Some new dronespace pieces heading towards a download album
Following the premiere screenings at the Drone Cinema Festival in Leiden and Seattle my audiovisual drone composition Mode 5 Down the Mountain is now online.
More information about the festival is here http://vrijplaatsleiden.nl/agenda/drone-cinema-film-festival-2016-curated-by-kim-cascone/
and an article here http://www.thestranger.com/film/2016/04/06/23909185/terminal-dread-got-you-down-let-the-drone-cinema-film-festival-soothe-your-fear-of-death
Mode 5 Down the Mountain: In 2014 I was working at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland leading composition projects with young musicians. On my day off the weather was against me and I found myself at the top of the hill in rain with fog closing in all around. Somewhat dismayed I boarded the Telecabine at Savoleyres to go back to the village dangled the microphone of my recorder out of the window and recorded the journey. All the material comes from this recording with the addition of synthesised drones and images generated from the spectral content of the sound.
On April 9th in Leiden and Seattle
Mode 5: down the mountain
will be premiered (following the premiere it will be online)
More information here
DRONE CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL 2016 curated by Kim Cascone