Hi all, It’s been a while since I have done anything live but the wait is over. I will providing ambient background music with some special guests for Leigh’s ART Market at the Turnpike Gallery on the 9th and 10th of December between 12 and 5pm. Address below:
This will be a collection of improvised and generative music with wild track recordings of spaces unlike other stuff I have done before. Designed more to provide an accompaniment to the Leigh’s ART Market rather than the centerpiece of it. Feel free to come in at any point and have a listen and a look at some of the art work throughout the two days and 10 hours of music. Over this time I will be accompanied by other musicians throughout who will all add their own unique styles to the music. I will let you know more about them closer to the time.
It’s been a long time since I posted any of my own music to the site and for that I’m sorry. I have been working on stuff for quite some time and have a backlog of material that is in limbo. I will have more news on future releases in the coming months and thank you for your patience.
Last weekend I was fortunate enough to see a live performance by Daniel Lopatin aka Oneohtrix Point Never at the Edinburgh Fringe.
I first heard OPN through his album replica and since then I have gone back and listened to most of his work. The main reason I’m so intrigued by his music is I find it very hard to work out where he gets his influences. It seems to come out of experiences and interests that are so foreign to me I struggle to comprehend how they are created.
Watching him perform Magnetic Rose and Bullet Hell Abstraction IV gave me a bit more of an understanding of his thought process. Over 90 minutes I was treated to some beautiful lush soundscapes that encapsulated the accompanying video in thought provoking and haunting ways. This was especially the case for Magnetic Rose where Daniel Lopatin creates an alternate soundtrack to the anime of the same name by director Koji Morimoto.
This Soundtrack mixed with some of the films own audio managed to portray a vision that was somewhere between a dream and a nightmare. Moments of Beauty and Horror were blended together in a way that both shocked and comforted the system. It was a staggering barrage on the senses and has left my mind with even more questions to process about his work than I had before this weekend.
The Music of OPN may be a puzzle I will never solve but I will enjoy attempting to for as long as he makes it.
Here it is, an hour of new music made/performed by myself for the Opening of the 14-18 Gallery in Leigh last month. I designed the set to slowly evolve and blend from track to track so I hope you can spend the time to listen to it and tell me what you think in the comments section below:
I’m playing over an hour of new music on Saturday 21st September At the Bradshawgate gallery in Leigh for its opening day. If you can make it please come on down to see the art from the collective and hear my music.
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