1st day in London

Not too much to report but have had a pretty fun intro to London life through the eyes of good friend Jerome who’s kindly putting me up for a few days.



Hanging on the same street OASIS shot there album cover (What’s the story) morning glory? It did bring a smile to my face…

Obligatory Fish’n'Chips (very tasty and cheap)


Where I’m staying – Hackney Downs



Jerome and I (Train Spotting)

Kuala Lumpur Layover

Coffee in a styrofoam cup, bad for the environment but damn I love it.

somewhere over Indonesia (i’m guessing)































At first I thought this layover was going to be what would kill me but it’s been perfect, just enough time to recover before the final leg into London. I’ve had a swim, a massage and some tasty food so I’m pretty charged…. not sure where Ian is? but we were in this town for the same time (we failed to sync watched before
we left Oz) at some stage.

Far-&-well Brisbane, Australia

As some of you may or may not know, I leave tomorrow morning around 6am headed for London. I’m off on a pretty decent tour of the UK and EUROPE over some 7 1/2 weeks. This tour sees me take in a bunch of solo shows and a huge amount of shows with my two piece band AXXONN – check them out here: http://www.myspace.com/axxonn1 /http://www.axxonnband.blogspot.com )

These are our tour dates:

10 Jul 2009 AXXONN Farewell Show-EP Launch, w/ Turnpike – Step Inn

16 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: Komedia Studio Bar (Tom Hall only) w/ Oroku Saki
17 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: The Basement
18 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: The Cube Cinema
19 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: The Corner w/ worriedaboutsatan + TBC
21 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: The Good Ship w/ Psychedelic Desert (Osaka), Bo Ningen and Gish
22 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: Catch 22
23 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: Cafe Oto (Tom Hall only) w/ Jodi Cave, Organ Octet
25 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: Live Art Shop (as Tom Hall / Ambrose Chapel) w/ Jodi Cave (12K)
28 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: 13th Note

29 Jul 2009 EURO TOUR: Circondario Su, Italy
31 Jul 2009 EURO TOUR: Orthogarden, Italy
2 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: The Farm (Festival),
3 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: House Show
7 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: Loophole, Germany
10 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: Madame Claude, Germany
11 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: The Wendel (as Tom Hall / Ambrose Chapel), Germany
12 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: The Hörbar, Germany
17-23 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: Worm, Rotterdam

24 Aug 2009 UK TOUR: Chameleon, Angel Row, Nottingham
27 Aug 2009 UK TOUR: Horse Hospital, London

Keep you eye on this blog as I will be posting here regularly

Far-&-well to Brisbane and Australia

As some of you may or may not know, I leave tomorrow morning around 6am headed for London. I’m off on a pretty decent tour of the UK and EUROPE over some 7 1/2 weeks. This tour sees me take in a bunch of solo shows and a huge amount of shows with my two piece band AXXONN – check them out here: http://www.myspace.com/axxonn1 / http://www.axxonnband.blogspot.com )

These are our tour dates:

10 Jul 2009 AXXONN Farewell Show-EP Launch, w/ Turnpike – Step Inn

16 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: Komedia Studio Bar (Tom Hall only) w/ Oroku Saki
17 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: The Basement
18 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: The Cube Cinema
19 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: The Corner w/ worriedaboutsatan + TBC
21 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: The Good Ship w/ Psychedelic Desert (Osaka), Bo Ningen and Gish
22 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: Catch 22
23 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: Cafe Oto (Tom Hall only) w/ Jodi Cave, Organ Octet
25 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: Live Art Shop (as Tom Hall / Ambrose Chapel) w/ Jodi Cave (12K)
28 Jul 2009 UK TOUR: 13th Note

29 Jul 2009 EURO TOUR: Circondario Su, Italy
31 Jul 2009 EURO TOUR: Orthogarden, Italy
2 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: The Farm (Festival),
3 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: House Show
7 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: Loophole, Germany
10 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: Madame Claude, Germany
11 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: The Wendel (as Tom Hall / Ambrose Chapel), Germany
12 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: The Hörbar, Germany
17-23 Aug 2009 EURO TOUR: Worm, Rotterdam

24 Aug 2009 UK TOUR: Chameleon, Angel Row, Nottingham
27 Aug 2009 UK TOUR: Horse Hospital, London


Left of Left – Now running….

I’m happy to say ‘Left of Left‘ is finally up and running, after months of studio preparation it is nice to see the work in action. Last night the blinds were pulled at The Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts and Left of Left started living, eating and breathing. Simply based on Peripheral Spaces from various environments I’ve been in the past years, Left of Left extends on the recomposition of the video and sound gathered from these areas by allowing the content itself to control its manipulation through the creation of an audio/video feedback loop. In combination with this the work responds to it’s surroundings monitoring people and movement in and around the space, using realtime and pre-recorded footage from that same space and placing it back into the pool of imagery from which the work can develop/draw upon.

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Left of Left accumulates into a live closing night performance at 8pm on June 27th tickets available here: http://www.jwcoca.qld.gov.au/02_cal/details.asp?ID=679


AXXONN @ Rics

Last night AXXONN rocked Ric’s – well in fact we all rocked Rics (Cougar Flashy/AXXONN/No Anchor) it was fun, vibrant and downright crazy, people were saying it was the most fucked up thing they had seen at Rics for a long time and that it reminded them of how good Rics used to be, that alone makes us quite proud!! There was crazy sets, heavily distorted PA bashing and some big, down and dirty doom!

AXXONN have one show left in Brisbane (farewell AXXONN show, Step Inn Front Bar July 10th) before we head off to the UK/EU for something like 25 shows (more TBA).

Some pics from last night (pics by Mr. Alex Gillies)
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Of Note: I’m wearing the new Motley Crue shirt my Mum bought me during the week and insisted I wear at the show ;-)


Time Lapse – 'Subtle Disparity'

My video composition for the NEXT WAVE – Time Lapse program to be displayed in Federation Square is almost complete. I am just making adjustments to the final composition before setting it to make the final render.

Here are some stills taken directly from the final composition ‘Subtle Disparity’. (I will post some small video clips tomorrow)

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(click to see a larger image)


AXXONN

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This coming Saturday @ Rics Bar, Fortitude Valley (completely FREE) – our second last show down before we head abroad to wreak havoc.
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Snippets from the jam room…


Time Lapse – AV Feedback Loop Manipulation

Development of my Time Lapse work is moving along quite quickly now. Subtle Disparity is really taking shape now with the inter-fed AV channels really developing one and other through the Audio/Visual Feedback Loop I have created. Here is a diagram of how it works:

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>> ‘Light Sensor’ reads the varying light level in the ‘Image’ from Federation Square
>> The ‘Audio’ from Fed. Square is manipulated according to the reading from the ‘Light Sensor’
>> The ‘Audio’ creates an ‘Audio Wave Form’
>> Audio Frequencies within the ‘Audio Wave Form’ are interpreted and processed into data that varies depending on the level of specific frequencies.
>> The ‘Audio Wave Form’ data then manipulates charateristics of the ‘Image’.

Below are some A/V clips taken from the process:

Time Lapse – Test Clip1 V2 ‘AV Feedback Loop’ from Tom Hall on Vimeo.

Time Lapse – Test Clip2 V2 ‘AV Feedback Loop’ from Tom Hall on Vimeo.

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Time Lapse – Test Clip3 V2 ‘AV Feedback Loop’ HD from Tom Hall on Vimeo.

Time Lapse – Test Clip4 V2 ‘AV Feedback Loop’ from Tom Hall on Vimeo.

Time Lapse – Test Clip5 V2 ‘AV Feedback Loop’ from Tom Hall on Vimeo.

In some of these clips the ‘Light Sensor’ can be seen attached to the screen.


twice in 2 days

Wow I think it must have been years since I’ve posted on my blog twice in two days. Anyway I would say the reason is I’m pretty into some of the new configuring and setups I’m working at the moment for my live solo a/v works, I’m also using this methodology in the studio which is where I think the advancements are being made.

A new piece (preview work in progress) in HD

Destroyed – work in progress experiment from Tom Hall on Vimeo.


Work in Progress – Next Wave, Time Lapse

I have been battened down in the studio working ferociously on my next piece of work, ‘Subtle Disparity’.

This work continues on from past areas of interest, that being peripheral space of various forms, shapes, sizes and natures. Below is a collection of short clips that represent an interesting processing formula I have developed where I have disbanded conscious video editing by myself to a level of merely choosing the ‘manipulation type’. From there I have set about writing a program that leads certain frequencies within audio derived from Federation Square (Melbourne) to choose the level of manipulation and layering the moving image (also from Federation Square) takes. The unique attribute of this work is not the frequency manipulation of the image, but the fact that I have used sensors to take light readings from the imagery, using these readings (parameters) to then re-manipulate the audio, creating an audio/visual feedback loop. The results are somewhat uncontrollable.

Time Lapse – Test Clip1 from Tom Hall on Vimeo.

Time Lapse – Test Clip2 from Tom Hall on Vimeo.

Time Lapse – Test Clip3 from Tom Hall on Vimeo.

Time Lapse – Test Clip5 from Tom Hall on Vimeo.

Time Lapse – Test Clip6 from Tom Hall on Vimeo.

Time Lapse – Test Clip7 from Tom Hall on Vimeo.

ABOUT NEXT WAVE TIME LAPSE

Next Wave Time Lapse, is an arresting program of new screen-based work by young and emerging artists for Federation Square’s Big Screen and surrounding multimedia sites. Starting June 2009, Next Wave will present new work by twelve of Australia’s most exciting young video and new media artists.

Next Wave Time Lapse will occupy one of Melbourne’s most visible and visited public sites, Federation Square, investigating the potential of screen-based art in public space, and building new audiences for this work.

More Details Here: http://nextwavetimelapse.blogspot.com/