Category: 2017

Quarterly report

What with work, family life and the allotment I haven’t posted here for a while. But I’ve still been doing plenty of sound related things. James and I did another Muster gig at The Cowley Club in Brighton organised by Graham Newbury. It went well and we’re hoping to do some recording later this year.

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Here’s James tuning up. As you can see there was a lot of interesting kit on display. Ali Robertson and Karen Constance played a lovely set.

I’ve also been talking to Annie Kerr about a duo and we’ve made some recordings of Annie playing the violin. She’s a great player and I’m excited about working with her.

Chris and I organised another Small Sounds and movements with Jamie Sturrock, Annie and Tim Yates as well as Nil. We love putting this event on at The Coach House (our spiritual home) and it’s nice to have the same people playing and see the increments in their practice – Annie was the only person who hadn’t appeared at the first one.

small sounds and movements

I’ve been working a lot on a new instrument using the excellent PiSound and an Arduino based midi controller. I’ll post more details when it’s finished.

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Muster live at Club Integral

James and I did Muster at The Others in Stoke Newington a couple of weeks ago, we liked it enough to put it on Soundcloud. I also got to play in a trio with Annie Kerr and Kev Moore at the same event as Gus Garside was indisposed (by Storm Doris, he was stuck in Manchester).

The Comet Project lives

In 2008 I did a netlabel release for Hippocamp called The Comet Project. 20 one and half minute tracks, each named after a periodic comet (well why not). I remember many nights sitting in front of a battered laptop building each track up, recording the things I had lying around my house and adding effects.

Bartosz Dylewski, a visual artist and programmer (amongst other things) did some visuals to go with them using his own unique set up.

 

I found out today that they Hippocamp release has been archived here I think it still sounds pretty good.

Good times in Deptford

A trip with Gus to South London for a very enjoyable Static Memories gig courtesy of Richard Sanderson at fine community cafe, record shop and venue Vinyl Deptford. It was the launch of the new Far Rainbow album Somewhere Out Out There Was The Wave with us, Tim Holehouse and DJ Tendraw, both old friends of Spirit of Gravity, plus Richard and Tim Yates (of The Long Half Day). Far Rainbow (Emily Mary Barnett & Bobby Barry) where excellent, and it was really good to see lots of friends and listen to really good sounds.

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Particularly nice poster as well, I like the South London scene a lot.