product, ramblings

New spaces

It's been a while! We've moved to a new location which means I have a new space.  I like this one much better than the previous.  Acoustically it is likely not as reliable but it's certainly more comfortable and inspiring. I have been busy with moving, setting up and teaching sound design, acoustics and academic… Continue reading New spaces

composition, product

One Last Gasp is out just in time for W.W.III (v5.15beta)

On hearing that Trumpy Mc Trump-face shot his load (of rockets) at a barren Syrian airfield I couldn't help but feel that the world deserved another hour of comforting experimental music... so here it is... pay what you feel. Using up all my CloudBounce credits I plopped this algorithmic monster out.  I figured I'd rather rely… Continue reading One Last Gasp is out just in time for W.W.III (v5.15beta)

composition, learning, performance, product

Fun with Python, current build and distribution.

Managed to not record adequate video to convey the house gig / debut of "Thought-Forms" material from a couple of weekends back.  Here is all I got... I felt the experience was positive and received some great feedback that set my mind into motion towards further refinement of the approach.  As always the balance of… Continue reading Fun with Python, current build and distribution.

composition, product

Syntagmatic Relationships

I've just released something new to Bandcamp (coming soon to the usual online distribution centres.) This is an EP of four ambient experimental tracks originating in multichannel improvisation recordings post-manipulated into structures. Each track is a figure with an associated image as shown on the back cover. To explain the glib attribution a burst water… Continue reading Syntagmatic Relationships

composition, product

Black Mercury unpacked

Origin Story Most of my releases coalesce into a conceptual framework within development. While each track remains an island, in a less direct way than Archipelago, the sonic and thematic blueprints start with an audio-visual picture drawn from this article from the New York Times.  In particular the quote from Safi al-Safi: ‘Red mercury has a red color, and there… Continue reading Black Mercury unpacked