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A few months ago I wrote some new music for field recordings, guitar and electronics, for the exhibition If the city could speak. Based on some ideas I’d explored years earlier for a work commissioned by the Arts Centre, all rhythmic, melodic and harmonic material was ‘found’ in the field recordings, and repurposed and expanded upon with instruments.
They are some fun little miniatures, and if you’re keen to read some more about them head over here: field mirror
ACME had a great premiere at Melbourne Festival with no new noise and I’m really happy to share some videos of the concert, and in particular of my work electric sheep, developed with the inimitable Robert Jarvis.
For some more info on the project, head here: no new noise
For some more videos, including of the other works in the concert by Joe O’Connor and Reuben Lewis, head over here: ACME on Youtube
I’m very happy to say that my new ensemble, ACME, has a show coming up at Melbourne Festival this year. It features new works by myself, Joe O’Connor and Reuben Lewis, and a great lineup of performers. I’m currently working on a new piece titled electric sheep, for improvising ensemble directed by a computer. The computer instructs the performers how to play based, and makes those decisions based on what it hears the ensemble playing. So a cool little feedback loop- and a starting point for simple intelligence and aesthetic decisions.
A little earlier this year I was fortunate enough to play and record some of Josh Kyle’s new music for voice, drums and multiple guitars. It’s great music, lots of fun and as always Josh sounds fantastic. The debut was at the Melbourne Recital Centre and I’m looking forward to more performances, but in the meantime it’s well worth checking out some of the videos we made.