‘method writing’, the future?…

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I have always been deeply interested in the shared ‘processes’ between creative practitioners. An observation of the prominent role improvisation plays behind my painting practice led me to explore similar processes in other creative fields and equivalents between disciplines. Continue reading

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aural observations 5: wave organ

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Continuing from the previous submission to the ‘Aural Observations’ series of the Sea Organ off the coast of Croatia, I have discovered a ‘Wave Organ’ situated in San Francisco Bay.

The Wave Organ is a wave-activated acoustic sculpture located on a jetty that forms part of the small boats harbour Continue reading

Rolywholyover: a circus

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Having previously come across Cage’s stunning ‘Ryoanji’ series of drawings and prints from the 1980’s, (see John Cage: Ryoanji Series) inspired by his visit to the Ryoanji temple in Kyoto. I was familiar with the working processes and concept of employing ‘chance’ to dictate the compositional properties and physical application of mark for these pieces. After undertaking further reading around the series I had Continue reading

Aural Observations 3: DeLonghi Dragon Two. Oil filled radiator

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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

Aural Observations 2: drain pipe harmonics

bankThere is an old iron drain pipe on a building on the high street in Aberystwyth. Whenever there has been any substantial rain fall, (which is quite often in Aber) and the ferocity of the rain has ceased, or at least eased, the powers of gravity takes over and the remaining water in the guttering proceeds to drip down the drainpipe towards the ground. Continue reading