Sunday, 18 October 2009

Express Exploration / I am a Field Recording Tour Guide / Brisbane

I am now offering field recording tours of Brisbane. AU$15/hour (thats only 7.50euro).

Get there fast and get those sounds, i can even hold ur digicam and i have spare bikes. Huge list of recording material and sites (see below) plus of course all the incidental things on the way. I gotta great ear!

Flora & Fauna
  • Birds (wetlands, bushlands, rainforest, tropical, urban
  • Insects & Arachnids (ants, mosquitos, spiders, scorpions / danger danger!)
  • Snakes (domesticated & wild)
  • Worm Farm, Silk worms
  • City Gardens, Botanical Gardens, my mum's garden, my friends' gardens
  • Dingoes & Dolphins (wild)
  • Nocturnal urban Possums
  • Australia Zoo or Bush Trek with me (platypi, cattle, kangaroos, koalas, birds)
  • Gum Leaves
  • Construction Sites (residential, industrial, railway, roads)
  • Cement Works
  • Docks
  • Rail yards
  • Shopping Centres/Malls
  • Beauty Shops (hair removal, fat removal, cosmetic tattoing)
  • The Cannery
  • Empty Silos
  • Warehouses (old and in use)
  • Markets (flea, wholesale fruit & veg, hippy)
  • Timber Mills
  • Brick Yards
  • Wrecking Yards, Steel Recyclers
  • Dump/Tip, Recycling Centre
  • Dispatch Centres, Catering.
  • Transport (trains, buses, citycat, planes big & small, american muscle cars, hot rods, jap drifters, trailbikes, roadmotorbikes, pushbikes, bmx)
  • Skyscraper Wind Tunnels
  • Museums
  • Islands & Sand Dunes
  • Beach (natural & artificial)
  • Water (river, canals, streams, mangroves, dams, reservoir)
  • Asian specialist (mum & friends' singing, karaoke, dancing, eating, shops, mah jong, martial arts, thai, filipina, chinese, vietnamese, indian, sri lankan, pakistani)
  • Stalking
  • Nightlife
  • Life on the Streets
  • Places of Worship (Catholic, Born Again- Chinese- Samoan- Christian
  • Water Sports (jet ski, dragon boat, rowing, racing, swimming, surfing etc
  • Educational Institutions (schools, english schools, university, PE class, technical and trade)
  • Old People's Homes & Gated Communities
  • Art Openings
  • Betting, Racing (horses, trots, dogs, stables, horse jumping, polo & dressage, pokies- electronic gambling, casino)
  • Aussie Sports (cricket, football, bowls, croquet, boxing)

Monday, 5 October 2009

Photos from Bio Arte & Spyders Performance, Ptarmigan, Helsinki

Thank you very much to winners Satu and her dog Gurro who got cloned on a very special night. And all the lovely people who i met who came to my show!!

Making Light Portals in Kasaniemintie (Part 1), Ptarmigan residency

Making Magic in Dead Spaces.

Nicola with assistant works to find light portals. Large dead space means lots of potential for magic. combined with lighting.. magic magic.. interventions of light.. the space is dead because all who enter disappear!!!

weird that this space sounded really dead too.. ie. the click clack of high heels you cannot hear at all.. magic enough? it is in kasanieminte metro, helsinki (when u hit thai buffet turn left into alley with lollyshop on your right)

(more photos and map to space from my camera when i find my laptop charger)

Magical Recipe:
4 x 162cm diameter cut out circles from squares (painted blue and black to match shopping center decor)
lots of functioning and non functioning lighting in a huge unused space
borrowed desk and newspapers instead of tripod
yokos camera so we can prove the magic