Category Art

Last set up + Adding lights

It has come to the point where (scarily) this will be the last setup/test day until the install of the installation. Rosey came with me the Cheltenham so that she can hear what it all sounds like then we have a week or so until we can properly refine and mix things at SHIFT.   […]

Biodata/Plant Print

After attending an Olafur Arnolds concert at St Davids Hall in March, I saw that he had made prints that were a visual accompaniment to the MIDI data he has been using for the Ghost Piano’s that he has designed. I felt that for my show, the installation needs something more to it that just […]

Day at the office – Working on World 2

I needed to work on one world at a time so I decided to work on the one world I wasn’t comfortable/satisfied with at the moment. This was World 2 (or the Left world – coloured coded Orange).   First I needed to set up the speaker array. This was the first time I’d put […]

Mira Calix – ‘Nothing is Set in Stone’

I have been doing some re-reading of past research I have done as well as new research for the essay that I am writing.  One of the pieces that I am writing about in essay is a piece by Mira Calix titled ‘Nothing Is Set I Stone’. Mira Calix is big influence on me and […]

Holly Herndon

  http://hollyherndon.com/ Holly Herndon is an American composer and sound artist based in San Fransisco. Her music is predominantly computer based and uses MAX MSP to create instruments and vocal processors. I am really interested in the way the in which she composes her music with vocal editing and and the use of experimental sounds. […]

The Adventures of Unblocked Ears – Katharina Hauke – Mikrokontrolleur

  This is audio-piece by the sound artist Katharina Hauke. Her MikroKontrolleur project is an ‘all-imporvisation-instrument working with live sound input and modulatio as well as with sampling and sample destruction.’ http://sonicfield.org/2019/03/the-adventures-of-unblocked-ears-4-katharina-hauke-mikrokontrolleur/ It was developed, designed, built an programmed by Katharina Hauke and Dominik Hildebrand Marques Lopes (www.himalo.de/) at UdK Berlin and within the 3Dmin […]

Bill Viola

‘The Veiling’. 1995 ‘Catherines Room’. 2001. video installation ‘Bodies of Light’

Using Words?

Sometimes I get very caught on several thoughts about my project. 1) that I feel very hypocritical that I am working in a very energy intensive medium whilst the concepts around my work involve the environment and 2) that sometimes the sound becomes secondary. The project’s state right now is in stages of sound design- […]

SHIFT: Array Test

  Last night I managed to put together the octo set up by myself. I took me a while but I was taking my time. I’m really pleased I was able to set it all up with out much trouble! The first test was really to see how it would sound. I’m not sure if […]

SHIFT Art Space

This week I have been at SHIFT art space putting together plans for the installation and discussing other potential ideas. It is quite a large space and is very concrete. It isn’t as reverberant as you might expect but voices can travel far – which is good when there is spoken word poetry. A conversation […]