Saturday, May 29, 2010

"Realm of Circulation" today in London

Realm of CirculationThis is rather last-minute, but if you happen to be in London, England and have any interest in the audio arts, you should be heading to the SoundFjord Open Day. They have a Sonic Art Jukebox playing works from many intriguing artists, and these include my "Realm of Circulation". Today only! Saturday 29 May, noon until 5pm.

If you cannot be in London, you can hear this track on the album Outbursts, which contains electroacoustic work realised in 2009. It is released for free download on last.fm.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I'm Out Recording... Doors

locked and boltedSound recordists, phonographers and film effects folk will be interested to follow Tim Prebble's Music of Sound blog. He's a film sound designer and "supervising sound editor" working out of Wellington, New Zealand. He's got lots of interests and ideas you'll want to keep track of. Plus a few ways of making life easier for any of us who need the right sound... now!

One of these is his latest project: a sound effects library consisting of no less than 1000 doors, all recorded in many aspects (creaks, knocks, keys, opening & closing, etc.) in high quality 24-bit 96Khz stereo. How is one person doing all this? Well, he isn't. Rather, Tim is crowd-sourcing the library by getting 100 recordists to gather ten doors each. And yes, I am one of the busy door artists!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Last Chance to Hear "The Lights In Room 7"

lights

The international exhibit "EV+A 2010: Matters" is closing this Sunday, so you have only a couple of days left in which to hear my sound installation. Visit George's Quay, Limerick daily until 4pm. It is hard to believe it's been ten weeks!

This Friday 21 May at 7pm the EV+A Catalogue is being launched at the Thomas Street Centre. See me there.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My Work Scheduled For Dragonfly Festival, Sweden

wave, particle, falling leavesI am very pleased to announce that my piece "wave, particle, falling leaves" will be played at The Dragonfly Multi-Arts Festival at Ekehagens Forntidsby, ├ůsarp near Gothenburg, Sweden. This festival, organised by The Hollow Egg, will take place 20-22 August in a bronze-age settlement and open-air museum. I doubt I can afford to attend but would love to hear this four-channel composition for voice issuing from between the trees! Maybe those who attend can tell me what it was like.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010

First National Shot

tango in the streetsYesterday (Monday) the Irish Examiner published one photo to sum up the Catherine Street Cultural Festival, which went on for three days here in Limerick, Ireland.... and it was mine! I beat out several pro photographers despite the fact I was only shooting casually and with no eye on journalistic appeal.

Of course I got lucky. But it's still a nice ego boost. The shot pictures Louise Campbell and Neville Gawley of Limerick Tango, giving a demo on the streets.
Friday, May 07, 2010

Sound Installation On Catherine St.

The Catherine Street Culture Dig (CAT DIG) is a project of the SpiritStore collective, as part of ev+a 2010. The event is taking place over this weekend, 7-9 May, all along Catherine Street in Limerick. Vendors and residents co-host events including music, dance, performance art, printing, video, puppetry... pretty well anything! Grab the full programme from their website, but be prepared for the unexpected.

I am on the roster as creating "an anecdotal soundscape of Catherine Street, a process which would start with collecting sounds in situ and end with a finished composition for playback." While that may very well happen, I will also be installing a site-specific audio augmentation for a particular location on the street. You will get to hear this throughout the day Saturday (10am-5pm) all going well!