It’s been a while since I created anything tangible, so I was chuffed that the HAHA Industries guys asked me to come up with some visuals for their D&D’s Beat Ballroom night at the Sydney Fringe Festival this month. Given creative freedom, I thought it would be a great opportunity to try [...]
Some exciting news for those that came along to Share last year (and those that weren’t able to be there!): Share Sydney will be back in 2012, as an ongoing regular event at Serial Space in Chippendale.
Starting in March, Share Sydney will be held every two months – always free and open [...]
I’ll keep this brief, because I feel as though I’ve gone well and truly into marketing mode and the Bill Hicks in me is starting to unleash some self-loathing. In spite of that, I would like to cordially invite you to our first effort at a SHARE Sydney event…
Keeping it brief, it’s an [...]
I certainly don’t have an abundance of time on my hands, so exactly why I’m creating seemingly pointless MaxForLive devices is a mystery. Though maybe not entirely: I actually really enjoy playing around in Max. There’s an immediacy that you can’t get from compiled coding languages, and a real [...]
Underlapper‘s latest album, Softly Harboured was released this week and I was lucky enough to be asked to do the artwork for physical CD release. It was a lesson in quick turnaround though, as both myself and the band were under pressure to get this out into the wild as soon as possible. Have [...]
It’s great to see talented mates getting their work out there. This time, it’s Rhyece’s (Westernsynthetics) debut album, being released on his very own label, Sub Continental Dub. The album – titled May Day Radio – has been getting some heavy rotation on radio and dancefloors – and rightly so.
The Sydney launch [...]
Whilst not true ‘surround sound’, the audio for Dusk will be presented through 4 speakers, placed around the installation. One of the goals of Dusk is to create a level of immersion for the viewer, to try and surround them with sound and vision. To build upon this alternate reality, I built [...]
We’ve just packed up the Autumn/Winter Finders Keepers markets, which were met with ever-growing success. I’ve been organising and running the music stage for a couple of years now, and with the assistance of some wonderful artists and amazing stage design by Michelle McCosker and Reef Knot, it was really nice to [...]
Just a brief bit of news/promo for fellow angryPixellier, Gentleforce…
Eli’s debut album gets its official release today, through independent Sydney label, Feral Media. I’ve had the pleasure of hearing most of it already, but now it’s had the mastering treatment, the subtle sounds really shine through. Take a listen on the player [...]
Officially, I don’t DJ these days. However, in one of my weaker moments, I agreed to play at the upcoming VOID night on March 26th. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, VOID has become the dubstep night to attend if you have even a passing interest in [...]
Along with applications for designers and artists, we’re now accepting expressions of interest from musicians of all shapes and sizes – but only until April 2nd, 2010. If you’re interested, get in touch with [...]
Just a quick update to the Live 2 Processing work…
…the main goal here was to get Processing to send messages back to Ableton Live. These come in the form of OSC signals, which bang out MIDI notes that I’ve assigned in the Max For Live patch. I also worked the [...]
The other night, Gentleforce invited me around to help with the audio/visual collaboration between himself and Julapy, for his upcoming album launch performance(s). Gentleforce will be performing with Ableton Live, so it was a bit of an opportunity to start working with Max For Live, to get his computer talking to Julapy’s [...]
It’s been a while coming, but we’re now ready to announce the musical line-up for the Spring/Summer 09 Finders Keepers markets in Sydney. With the exception of two artists, everyone performing will be on their Finders Keepers debut, making for a fresh and diverse music stage once again.
I just arrived home from stopping by the local to check out a (friend of a) friends’ band. They weren’t bad, but we did find ourselves making note of the bass guitarists dance moves – something akin to a chicken, pecking at seed. Which started the discussion: are bass guitarists a little bit wrong in [...]
To say there is a lot of buzz around the launch of Max for Live is something of an understatement. It’s done nothing short of send Live-loving music geeks into a frenzy around the potential for new ways of processing audio and connecting technologies. This last point is what I’m interested in, and seeing [...]
Moving toward the final sound piece for this project was a case of refining what was already present and intertwining it within the performers’ movements. The bulk of the composition actually changed very little since Week 06, mainly because we needed to continue working with a set structure for the dance.
This was around the time that the performance project began to become intensely reliant on technology. Of course, this was always going to be a process of seeing where I could take the instruments I was already familiar with, but these computer-based elements were supposed to be secondary to the performance. After this [...]
Seeing as you all snapped up the Mixed Peas mix like nothing else, I thought I’d put up another old one for y’all: my set from Void in March, 2008.
It was a grime special and whilst the mixing isn’t top shelf, it’s probably one of the most enjoyable sets I’ve ever played. Grime [...]
It really blows my mind that I put this mix together in August, 2005. What is even more surprising is that I still get asked about it.
It’s no secret that I’m no longer a part of the Sydney dubstep scene, but back in 2005, myself and Eli were amongst literally a handful of [...]