Two 2017 editions: Distance Music / Awry

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Hello friends. As this strange year begins to wind down I wanted to post links to a couple of recently assembled editions which you can stream/download/purchase via Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

The first of these is entitled Distance Music and consists of three tracks which were recorded between February and April. The intersection of time and space and the localities of sound are themes which inform these works. The two main compositions, “Fleurieu Nodes” and “Overcast in Phuket” employ improvised performance and field recordings so as to evoke an impression of place. The other track, “Chang Song” is a shorter composition consisting of two beer bottle resonances (330 ml & 700 ml) superimposed against each other, which were recorded outside a villa on the island of Koh Lanta, Thailand.

The second of the editions, Awry is a suite of four compositions recorded last week in my studio. I had been on sick leave from work for this period and decided to use the spare time (when I felt fit enough) to continue to explore the improvised collage technique I had employed for the Distance Music material. Themes of personal reflection and lucid thought inform these tracks.

You can also listen to these tracks via Soundcloud:

Thanks for dropping by and I should have my (semi) traditional EOY/Xmas release prepared later in December.

TLR.

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Gesture (2017)

When I was in Thailand in December 2016 I made a series of video captures on a new iPod Touch exploring the novelty of the Slo-Mo function – which in essence shoots video at a high frame rate.

When we were waiting for our ferry to depart the Phi Phi pier I shot a quick little capture of a conversation between several women who were seated next to us on the outside area of the ferry. I’m particularily fond of this short film – the way it capture various gestures and expressions of the women. The slow motion effect affords an opportunity to explore the frame in detail; within and beyond the fields of gesture.