Live improvisation for Chorlton Arts Festival, 27-5-2012.
Keyboard, square-wave, FM radio, cymbal, book, objects, contact mics, mobile phone, effects, loops and mixing all improvised and performed live. 26th live performance and first to feature the Casio PT-30 mini keyboard and a sample recorded on a mobile phone.
This is a recording of the entire performance. The last few minutes are an impromptu ending of touching a stereo jack through a digital delay, something I will use more in future performances.
Apologies for the not-perfect sound but it is quite a big file and I wanted it to stay in one piece.
Recorded and mixed on 4-track tape recorder in 2011. The first home recording I made for a while that was composed using over-dubs rather than a live recording of a continuous improvisation. Each track has a few different instruments recorded at different tape speeds with loops and delays. The picture is of the Chapman Gallery, Salford, 2010.
Fellow EVERYTHING'S GREAT! artist Louise Woodcock and myself were live guests on the show hosed by Fiona Ledgard. Chatting about the exibition and choosing some music. The show also features a recorded interview with the other artists Jen McDonald and Helen Shanahan. Listen to the recording of the whole show here:
02/02/12 The Anything Goes Breakfast Show with Everything's...
Named after a ridiculously upbeat and unintentionally ironic shopping bag design this is an excellent group exhibition at The Hive- a gallery based in a commercial unit in a Rochdale shopping centre. A strangely attractive, slightly unsettling and somewhat tasteless affair (tongue firmly in cheek, of course) with a fittingly shambolic and camp opening ceremony and some excellent work from all the artists involved. I could go on and on about this exhibition. Just read this great review by Matt Dalby: santiago's dead wasp: everything's great! reviewsantiagosdeadwasp.blogspot.com
and check out the facebook group: EVERYTHING'S GREAT!