Today I’m starting a series where I write a bunch on Ambisonics in the hope it helps anyone else and saves a lot of the experimentation/Google searches/crying that I did! I’ll have a look atContinue reading
I have at last been given the nudge I needed to get my Soundcloud account up to date with a wider range of music I’ve created over the past few years! Some of these thingsContinue reading
I have been whittling away at two projects since September, and I am very happy to say that both the Multiplayer Music Project and Synth Museum are complete! Here’s a quick post talking about theContinue reading
I’ve been grappling with NodeJS and trying to integrate it with the Web Audio API for a few weeks, and feel like I’ve got enough to warrant a decent update to how it’s going. IContinue reading
In between everything going on getting ready for Post-Grad study next year, I’ve been working on the Bowhead Game, Short Pieces of Music for a Twitch Show, and brainstorming for a currently undefined project. ThisContinue reading
The performance yesterday went exactly as I hoped it would, with the pre-written guitar parts being played right, and the three of us feeling comfortable enough to take risks and react to each other’s improvisation.Continue reading
It’s possibly time to own up to the fact that Weekly Task 2 with the kitchen environment was actually intended to be composed for an outside space! To rectify this, Task 2.5 is another composition,Continue reading
I’ll be in the Ferens Gallery, Hull this Wednesday performing the Wyndham Lewis as a Tyro composition! We had our first run through of the piece today, with two guitars, a lot of effects, andContinue reading
Today I had a meeting at the Ferens gallery, where we discussed the technical requirements and restrictions of the space we’re performing our pieces in. Luckily my performance didn’t have many issues to work out,Continue reading
I had a really great chance to compose a short piece of music to accompany a short fashion concept video. Here’s a quick write-up on how I went about putting it together to a deadline!
I’ve spent a few hours throwing around ideas for my Tyro piece at the gallery, and realised a live industrial soundscape played live would be an awesome thing to throw in!
The third composition idea I have been working towards is based on a painting by Pietro Lorenzetti, which is being given pride of place in the Ferens Gallery.
The plan for the composition has shifted a bit as a result of having two willing performers. I’m thrilled about this, as it means that I can have way more options with performing. Currently, theContinue reading
With the Bowhead display coming to a close at Hull Maritime Museum, it’s time for me to reflect on the project.
This is a sketch of a performance which would take place in a kitchen at Cranbrook Avenue, Hull. The plan is to use loudspeakers to deploy existing sounds from a space, and then presentContinue reading
I have chosen a spiral staircase in the Wilberforce building for a short piece. The space has a really pronounced reverb, and I like the idea of height as well as direction being played withContinue reading
I am hoping to do a piece centred around the painting Mr Wyndham Lewis as a Tyro, a self-portrait, from 1921. The piece interests me hugely from the amount of character oozing from the portrait- itContinue reading
As part of the Spaces and Places module, we are each composing a piece of music to be played in the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull. The first step was to visit the Gallery, meetContinue reading
Last week, we were lucky to have a visit from Jez Riley French, Jan Bang and students who were about to perform at the Punkt festival in London. The emphasis was on creative responses toContinue reading
Third rendering complete!
The first rendering of the video with music was made. It’s extremely sparse, and there is a lot of detail and contour to add into it, but it was enough to give a good ideaContinue reading
I started to add sounds into the project, starting with sub-bass. I created this by “playing” along to the video using a Korg Monotron, with very low pitch, and the VCF Filter set very low.Continue reading
I used Ableton to add tracks to an empty project, and wrote in some general volume automation to get a feel for what sounds would appear where, and how prominent each sound would be.
I started by sketching out the sound and general contour by taking screen shots of key points in the video, and writing the general sound I would want at each point.
First meeting to discuss the project. I came away very excited to get going with the music for the video, and it was great to see how far into the animation the team at HullContinue reading
From September to December 2015, I worked with a group of students from backgrounds of Creative Writing, Film Editing, and Music to produce a short video combining our talents, focussing on a Hull landmark’s history.
This is a live performance of a piece called Tubes, which I performed as part of Hull University’s Dark Room event last year at Fruit.
This piece took several unexpected turns as it became realised, as I was trying to combine a lot of ideas which interested me.