When faced with a choice of unknowns, often the question we ask ourselves is “who’s opinion do we trust to help guide our aesthetic choices?”. Sometimes we listen to our friends, sometimes we listen to professional critics. In a world increasingly mediated by online exchanges of opinion these roles have become blurred and we are […]
Here I am talking about CutUp magazine with Jeff Hemmings on Radio Reverb
After attending an introductory talk on Supercollider at dotBrighton by Thor Magnusson I felt inspired to have a fiddle with programatic noise/music manipulation. Here’s the result – the source samples are a loop from My Life in the Bush of Ghosts and Jack Nicholson from The Shining. Here’s the track: UPDATE 21/02/12 My good friend […]
A cover version of ‘Avalanche‘ by Leonard Cohen. The song was arranged initially using Garageband on the iPad, and then ported to the desktop version to create the final arrangement, add the vocals and effects. I’m fascinated by the ‘presets’ in musical software as a starting point for arrangement, I have been since my first […]
A cover of ‘Shakin All Over’ by Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, written in 1960, it seems strange to be recording a song over 50 years old.