Apologies for my absence loyal bloggees. This come back however is short on words but long on content. My continuing ‘musical’ efforts are bearing some fruit and I’m getting lots of interesting comments.
“You are really on to something here, can’t wait to hear/see more”
Ambientist Mark Ward
“It’s great! I like challenging music”
Proper musician Chris Olley
“Stop calling this office or we will have to report you”
The plaudits go on.
So, inspired by the excellent ‘The Press – MOBFormat’ photographic event at the Chocolate Factory in Derby, a project I’ve been able to contribute towards, and as a little honorific to Misho Baranovic (a native Australian recently subject to the harsh weather of Derby in March) this opus is for you.
Yes, it starts in an almost melodic and organised way, but it does fall apart after about 7 minutes. The images come from ‘The Press’ project. Themed images submitted through EyeEM, printed by Misho and installed by the audience in a growing and evolving piece of social art. It’s a wonderful thing and I look forward to seeing the closing days when the walls are fully populated.
The images in this video come from the current selection. Scanned through with iSuper8, and compilied in iMovie. The audio includes my first use of Audacity & PaulStretch to effect the loops. I’ve skipped Korg on this one so the drum tracks are pure GarageBand, so much more ‘rock’. Other than the drums and piano, all noises are analog, voice (mine!) and guitar, all chopped, edited, stretched and squished.
I probably shouldn’t have listened to that last Scott Walker album. But, what the hey…..
So video via YouTube, audio via SoundCloud. Just remember, this is an opt in system.
- FORMAT13 International Photography Festival (johnewrightnews.com)
2 responses to “The Press”
Reminds me of the old joke:
Q- How many ears does an ambient musician have?
A- Three; a left ear, a right ear and a boundless musical frontier 😉
Very Good. Are you getting any where with a finger picking contribution?