Posts Tagged ‘Sound’

Dead Days Beyond Help: Route Master

Friday, April 20th, 2012

This piece of music, like the one posted in our previous entry, was an unpremeditated improvisation. Unlike the previous piece, however, “Route Master” was performed and recorded specifically with the intention of it being included on a commercially released/distributed album (it will feature as track 5 on “THE GAME FACE” by Dead Days Beyond Help, due for release late 2012). It was recorded by Ash Gardener at House Of Strange Studios in Bow, and mixed by Alex Ward at his home studio.

Dead Days Beyond Help: Rehearsal Improvisation

Friday, April 6th, 2012

As a response to the Informal theme the music duo Dead Days Beyond Help proposed to contribute a number of pieces reflecting the different levels of (in)formality inherent in composed and improvised musical material, private and public performance, and recording as documentation and artifact.
The duo’s contribution will unfold over three blog posts, the first of which is here, Rehearsal Improvisation.

This piece of music was recorded at a DDBH band practice on March 19th this year. It was an unpremeditated improvisation performed at the start of the rehearsal as a warm-up, prior to our proceeding to work on composed material. It was recorded on an iPhone for documentation/reference purposes.

Till next time.


Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

‘Iddu’, a 360° installation by artist James P Graham, depicting a volcano in the isle of Stromboli, lead me to an inmediate association and natural response to Francesca Anfossi video ‘Hanmade Machines’ when I bumped into
it by chance a few weeks ago in the a r t w a r s project space (Red Church St, London).
Graham takes in the volcano inside the gallery with a work that combines the naturalistic sublime with the mediated contemporary art space context.

Watch video – James P Graham, Searching for Empedocles (Iddu)


JOHN CAGE AND 4’33. Exploring the relationship between simplicity and complexity [Issue 1]

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Is silence the ultimate tool for simplicity or does it open the door of a hidden and complex world of ideas? Is saying “nothing” a possibility altogether?