Archive for June, 2010

The first day of the residency was a gloriously sunny Friday. After meeting with Arlene and Leon and some brief discussion of the schedule (and a bacon butty) I started mapping the site. Below is a sketch plan showing all the appropriate measurements, my failed attempt at trying to use Pythagoras’  theorem to calculate whether one of the corners was […]


Below are some scans of broken record pieces from the site.  On initial inspection I thought the pieces were vinyl, but it turns out with a closer look that they’re shellac; so in all likelihood the fragments are from older ten-inch records.


In some recent recording and a recent live performance I’ve used a microphone hung out of the window to pick up environmental sound. This is partly as a nod to John Cage’s 4’33” – where the silence of the performers emphasises the sounds inside and outside the room – and partly as an attempt to […]


Over the weekend I visited the Baltic in Gateshead where there was an exhibition of work by artists influecned by John Cage, called Cage Mix. I was pleased to see a work by Berlin based artist Katja Strunz who makes, amongst other things, sculptures which often feature kinetic elements and sound.  “Katja Strunz has a constellation […]