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At a recent meeting with my supervisor, whilst ‘pinning down’ the terms reproduction and interpretation in the context of equivalents between alternative art forms (i.e visual & audible), I was introduced to the concept of ‘databending’. Databending Continue reading

aural observations 6: the voice of trees

The latest in my ‘aural observations’ series of articles features the sound artist Bartholomaus Traubeck, and his work entitled ‘Years’ 2011. A sound installation, the piece consists of an adapted record player that plays cross-section slices of a tree trunk. Continue reading

Aural Observations 3: DeLonghi Dragon Two. Oil filled radiator


I have an oil filled radiator. My radiator generally resides in my study / studio but gets moved around between rooms to service the heating needs of my apartment as and when required. Over a period of time I began to observe a peculiar, regular tapping noise encompassing the space of my apartment. Continue reading

The truth or: how to teach the piano Chinese


57-PET~1When visiting The Powerhouse of Art museum in Shanghai China, I was fortunate enough to see a very insightful sound-art installation by the composer Peter Ablinger, and Winfired Ritsch. The piece, entitled: The Truth or: How to teach the Piano Chinese, incorporated a computer controlled piano and screened text. Continue reading

Live Art: dialogues

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As part of my PhD research, I undertook the first of a number of collaborative projects, On this occasion exploring ‘dialogues’ between the audible and visual arts. ‘Live Art – dialogues’, existed through the discourse of Improvisation where the participants could draw on their instincts and intuitions to respond to the others activities. Using the determinations of action, and consideration, to govern the collaboration, both participants were able to invent and test concepts, methods and devices and trial different modes of practice through improvisation.

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Live Art – dialogues was the first of a number of collaborative experimental platforms investigating Improvisation and other creative processes, many of which will be open to the public to view and participate. Future projects will be updated to the blog with times and dates when applicable.