NEW WEBSITES

NEW WEBSITES

#romanticgrasses http://romanticgrasses.com #moonpsychics http://moonpsychics.com Both these projects have been amassing A LOT ...

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Gigs Coming Up

spring time sydney shenanigans again

--- oct 7 and 8 as part of Complaint Ensemble in Underbelly Festival https://www.timeout.com/sydney/blog/four-reasons-to-go-to-underbelly-arts-festival-this-week-100317
 $15 Festival ticket

---oct 10, 12 and 13 at Parramatta Lanes at stage outside UNE campus 7 and 7.30pm 7.30pm respectively.  FREE
nov

---oct 27, at Joan Sutherland Centre, Penrith in response to Sci-Fi: Threats of Alternative Intelligence --- dance with Eugene Choi $15 Ticket

--nov 17 matt hopkins curating at Impossible Inside, Paddington Town Hall, Sydney.

--dec 9 All Girl Electronic Showcase, ICE, Parramatta.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Experiments in Low Voltage Living

In case you haven't heard I have managed to buy a place and situate myself in low voltage - low EMR living for a looong time... no Internet, hardly any phone reception. Depending on solar and generator for energy, lucky enough to have groundwater.. We are interested in offering low impact studios for hire.... and 10 day vipassanas..  Part of our low voltage audio experiments include

- a 5V USB studio - a whole music studio powered off one USB port - boss pedals, analog ordinance synth, practice amp, audio interface
- a 9V studio - we ruined one of our 12V batteries and now it only holds 10V luckily we have built a 9V studio off of it - this time including some delay and loop station pedals.

Here are some photos of the beautiful situation:


photos from Blakes phone, we are actually on the river, too

Friday, 28 July 2017

Artist Interview: Nicola Morton

Apart from living in the bush now, I come into town for some good feels for All Girl Electronic, its about gender empowerment, hanging out and making music. Here is a link to my artist interview.

ice.org.au/2017/07/artist-interview-nicola-morton/ 

AND JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT HERE IS THE VIDEO FROM OUR PILOT PROGRAM:


Tuesday, 31 January 2017

NEW VIDEOS

as part of the Feedback Program, working with clients on the Autistic spectrum, I've produced two videos for my friend, Paulo Donia. We were really lucky to work with a video synthesizer and we were inspired by a gaming look..




Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Documentation: All Girl Electronic Program

The All Girl Electronic Program Pilot was a success, can't wait for what the next years have to offer.




Could not have done it without this amazing list of people:
Nina Doan
Jade Diaz
jennifer Andrade
Kelly Lam
Ve Ramanathan
Liliana Occhiuto
Leila El Rayes
DEL LUMANTA
Jennifer Andrade
Hannah Lockwood
Emily Collins
Sofie Loizou
Casey van Reyk
Sarah Belkner
Emma Ramsay
Victoria Harbutt
Julia Mendel

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Working with people on the Autism Spectrum

Also at Parramatta, ICE,
I have been working with Autism Spectrum Australia's Club Weld Program



A lil bit about the master class..

The Korg MS-20 Mini is a monophonic analog synthesizer. At Club Weld we use a lot of virtual instruments modelled on analog synthesizers like this, but thanks to a visit from experimental artist, Nicola Mortan, we were about to try out the ‘real deal’.

Nicola introduced her Korg MS-20 Mini to Paolo & Jerry’s session and it wasn’t long before things started sounding pretty crazy and cool. In asking Nicola to explain the magic and appeal of the Korg MS-20 she said,
“Just one touch of the 30+ knobs on the Korg MS-20 Mini can drastically change the sound. The amazing thing about the MS-20 is even though its monophonic, using modulation of the 2x self-resonating filters and the 2x envelope generators can cause complex sound patterns to emerge”
Paolo & Jerry had some serious fun discovering the possibilities of the knobs to create sounds they loved hearing and discovering sounds they had never heard before. The MS-20 also works fantastically with audio in. Nicola demonstrated this feature by giving Paolo the opportunity to explore modifying a track he’d been working on. By changing the envelope of the filters that process the audio of Paolo’s track, he could chop up the audio in different ways, turns of the knobs caused rhythmic and tonal build-ups and come-downs as well as adding a sub-bass.
Paolo and Jerry had a great time exploring what’s possible with the MS-20.  A big thank you goes out to Nicola for coming to Club Weld and creating the opportunity.  You can hear a small grab of some of the sounds explored in the session by playing the video link.