Listening to “Kinka” by Carter Tutti, live at LEM festival. This is the perfect picture of where I want to take sound. The use of rhythm to enrapture and then sound to displace is so tenderly applied.
Tonight [… and recorded earlier today…] straight from the Matriarch/Subhamonicon dynamic duo; no messing with samples or over dubs at all. Just going with where my patch took me. I am so completely falling heads over heels for this.
On Sunday past, I had the opportunity/honour/privilege to perform work at the Blue Barrel Cafe in Twillingate. It wasn’t a huge crowd which made it easier on my nervous disposition but t the end of it there was a lively conversation on sound, how it can become sound art and where the idea comes from.
This is mostly the reason why I have been directing more and more of my attention to this mode of working, from inception to presentation. The response is immediate and does not require the interface of… an expert in the guise of whatever form of authority the critic takes on.
It was sheer joy to do this, I look forward to future opportunities to do this. The delay between the performance and this posting in simply due to the fact that a live stream was prevented by bandwidth, and then a subsequent need to mobilize. Hence, the “mobile production facility”, have laptop will travel.
Another one for the collection, I am starting to sense a cohesion in the work, something I can evolve into a project of a larger scope. At this particular time, I am thinking about the potential of having 100 or so copies printed on vinyl. The are services available through the hosts where I post my work, it is simply a matter of assembling enough funds to but the first 50 or something like that.
I think it would be fun and exciting to plan all the imaging and material that would be included in the package. I foresee a booklet with bits of information on this this area and the time I spent here working. I would certainly give half of the copies to the committee who would than have a physical object to offer people… from a digital festival no less.
I am posting a couple more tracks (well, links to them). Both use essentially the same samples but a different impact is felt in each mostly due to me approach to mixing. For one, I feel it is more upbeat and for the other is more subtle and introspective. I like the introspective one better, it reflects more clearly what I am going after.
Interesting. This is an amazingly privileged opportunity to dedicate myself to making work and I am so grateful for it. But I have come to a place where I feel exhausted, there is something to engaging in the creative act all the time that works on you. There is the constant nagging doubts about how the work will get received (notice how hard I am trying to to use the words good and bad). This is always there whenever a decision is taken, I would imagine this is where the fatigue comes from.
I do have matters to attend to home in Corner Brook and will use that to take a day or two off and come back reinvigorated and ready to keep exploring.