Eindhoven friends, ‘Electric Poetry’ celebrates 60 years of electronica in art since Poème Électronique in the Philips Pavillion in Paris in 1958. The exhibition opens on December 15. Première on Sunday! Sheer coincidence it marks my tenth anniversary of moving to the UK on December 15, 2007. For personal reasons I’ve never done anything inContinue reading “Electric Poetry ‘Varesotto [Hinterland of Varese]’”
Earlier this year I was in Helsinki for an M-cult commission about folk stories and their native soundscapes. It’s part of a larger project I’m working on in collaboration with several universities throughout Europe mapping this out per region. Sounds and Stories Live concert was for storytelling and manipulated fieldrecordings, performed by means of preparedContinue reading “Folk Stories Native Soundscapes”
Narberth Museum commissioned Linda Norris, Sian Lester, Riitta Sinkkonen Davies and me to create works as a result of the museum’s CASW award. On July 15 the exhibition opening will take place in Narberth Museum, Pembrokeshire, Wales. If you are around please come and join us. . .
Gramophone horn designs have taken over the table. I’m in good company. As these things do, they get their own life and you are merely a humble servant in enabling them to see the daylight, grow up and become independent. Brainchildren. The papers I’m working with are a heavy quality dating from a ’50s samplerContinue reading “CASW Narberth Museum Sound Objects 2”
‘A New Niche For Nature’ is going to be Anne-Mie Melis’ exhibition in Oriel Myrddin in Carmarthen running from 6 August – 15 October 2016. Her work has been commissioned by Oriel Davies’ Flora project. I met Annie-Mie first when we both were commissioned to create work for Rhôd in Melin Drefach in 2012. Last year she got back inContinue reading “Soundtrack to Anne-Mie Melis’ Flora commission”
Work in progress of the sound objects I’m making for the CASW award. I’m trying to capture the atmosphere of the Stanley Lewis artefacts in the Museum’s archive, because it reminds me of the things that were always there in my childhood, too, laying about in my dad’s workshops in the cellar of our house. RecycledContinue reading “CASW Sound Objects”
Working on my three Sound Objects for Narberth Museum. Grammophone horns is a new fad of mine. I need more hours in a day. #CASWNarberthMuseum . .
I’m in the storage rooms of the Narberth Museum for a new Contemporary Arts Society Wales commission together with Linda Norris, Sian Lester and Riitta Sinkkonen Davies. This is the Mr. Stanley Lewis archive, who ran a radio shop in Narberth in the 1940-50s and to my utter amazement he made part of the pioneering synthesiser developmentContinue reading “CASW Award Narberth Museum”
the entire ‘Intense Colour’ piece is beautifully explained and on show on the Arts Council/BBC’s ‘The Space’ site. http://thespace.org/items/e0001gcu?t=zzz6
An atmospheric Blinc digital arts news report by Chris Dearden http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-20106206
dear me… received this email ” You have been selected as a finalist for the 2013 MATA Festival. (…) MATA received more than 620 applications from around the world — a record number in our 14 year history. We congratulate you on arriving this far in the extremely rigorous selection process.” http://matafestival.org/ Fingers crossed.
got three meetings at the Beeb this week and this is what networking at the Broadcasting House sounds like
Directed, Produced, Filmed and Edited by Nick Street and Jen Fearnley. A documentary following the co-curation of the ‘Oramics to Electronica’ exhibition at The Science Museum in London. The exhibition centres around Daphne Oram’s legendary Oramics Machine.
” M went along (to the Science Museum London) yesterday to film the technicians as they installed the primitive synthesizer, and meet some of the musicians involved in the project…” http://www.m-magazine.co.uk/featuresinterviews/features/m-captures-oramics-opening/ in the featured video PRSF’s Anita Awbi had a little chat with me as co-curator to this exhibition – photo Andy Wheddon
here’s the whole article: http://sciencemuseumdiscovery.com/blogs/insight/back-to-the-future-of-electronic-music/ together with a team of twelve electronics geeks, in all kinds of specialist fields, and the Science Museum London, we’re setting up an exhibition to show and honour Daphne Oram’s fantastic sonic work and her ingenious Oramics Machine in next few weeks. All info here http://www.facebook.com/OramicsMachine