Test one from my new series as explained “HERE”:http://www.tomhall.com.au/blog/?p=151
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Test one from my new series as explained “HERE”:http://www.tomhall.com.au/blog/?p=151
Somehow this full grown Plover barbed itself on the fence, trying to take a short cut I suspect. Anyway, I rescued it but not before I grabbed the Microtrack and got myself a field recording.
Although not directly related to my current art project that’s on the burner, this does help me to work out how to use audio and still visuals to enhance ones perception of a moment.
If you know me well, I say that I’ve been doing This & That, when I’ve actually been doing fuck all. Fuck All is not such a bad thing because it’s usually a time when great ideas (well that’s speculative) come to me. So I have a new Art project on the burner and it’s getting close to boiling point. I should be able to implement it even whilst I’m incapacitated (as of next Friday the 10th, no walking for 6 weeks). It combines my interested in performance art, photography, video and sound and also my distrust and speculation of the art world and it’s possible turning into a modern day commodity. The concept is not super strong at this point, but then again we start talking before we are writting and reading, so what the heck!
Hopefully tomorrow will ‘spark’ (that’s a clue) the start, after some careful planning/testing over the last few days. You will see some stills and possible audio sample on here but nothing to heavey just yet.
Still be cranking out the jams and working on another album with 2 tracks in progress and 1 finished all bar the mastering. But there’ll be no sneak previews of these until they’re down, just expero test etc.
I posted a similar track to this previously but here is the real deal. It’s a kind of down tempo glitchy richy track that works itself up into a beat. It’s on the sound page of my website too.
“Glitchy Richy No Streamers”:http://www.mnml.nl/~mnmlvin/music/No_Streamers.mp3
Also check out this “20 mintue breaks mix by DJ Nightrider, all original.”:http://www.mnml/nl/~mnmlvin/music/The_New_Black_Wesley_Vale.mp3
Caught up with a good friend today that I haven’t seen for two years, since before I went to Japan. You definately know you have a good friend when you rock up at his place and he shoves a beer in your hand like you were there yesterday. It was great to catch up on what’s changed and share our different experiences from overseas.
Sutty & Me, Feb. 2002
“IAC Juggle Jam”:http://s28.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1MPVY1JH63YEO0KTR85G51LNJV
Just another side/side/side/side project as I might be doing some mixing up in Launceston at a club. This is an extract of a 45 minute jam.
“Break Beat Bash Mash“:http://www.users.on.net/~nightrider/Mix.mp3
My girl left today. Sayonara.
I can’t wait to live in Japan again, soon.
There’s nothing like a spot of fishing to fill in a Saturday afternoon.
Lately I’ve been working on some new tracks for an album I hope to get out sometime this year. The process of making these tracks combines elements of field recordings and one-shot samples such a percussion/synths/melodies, either made by me or manipulated to add something different to the original sample. Although this process is really fun and does include an element of experimentation, it’s not enough to satisfy my love for crazy new experimental discoveries.
This leads me to my latest side/side/side project of learning and using midi signals to control and play elements of field recordings in rhythmic and not so rhythmic sequences. A simple explanation of this is, by routing midi signals out of Ableton Live and back into Live through IAC midi control it plays the field recording clips (which I have assigned key notes to) in a sequence determine by the original midi signal out of Ableton Live.
Here is an example of a not so complex signal with all sounds being field recordings (even the clap is an actual ‘hand clap’ effected)
“IAC MIDI JUGGLE TEST“:http://www.users.on.net/~nightrider/IAC%20Juggle%20Test.mp3
It’s now the best time of the year in Tassie with the sun beaming and the water boiling and the perfect pad to spend it at!
Just got back from a tour around Tassie. It was pretty good to be able to show Yuko the finer aspects of my home state and also discover a few for myself. We drove down to Hobart with stops at Campbelltown and Ross. Came back via the east coast of Tassie through Swansea, St Helens and Binalong Bay then Scottsdale and Launceston.
Would you pay $160,000 for a normal cv8 monaro? Well someone is going to, maybe more. They are selling the last one to come off the production line before they stop the machines and stop making them all together to charity on ebay.
“Check It Out Here”:http://cgi.ebay.com.au/The-Last-Holden-Monaro-Legend-Ever-Made_W0QQitemZ4611976689QQcategoryZ102244QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
…..and also check out some of the extreme bids that were cancelled “HERE”:http://offer.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=4611976689
Man life really sucks sometimes! Lately (well since uni finished) I’ve been doing the biggest no brainers and have developed the skills of 0 time management to their fullest potential.
Today I missed a very important job interview because I tried to take a route into the city of hobart that I didn’t even know, got lost and consequently missed the interview. But it was going to happen cause I was just being too blazea (spelling) about it, filling the application out an hour before the interview, anyone would think I didn’t want it, when actually it’s just me being way to chilled I don’t even know what nervous is when really I think something like that would help me.
Anyway I’m going to try and do something about it!
Otherwise I’m going to loose big time…
To make things worse my ankles getting chopped in the 1st week of March (a reconstruction) and I’ll be in a cast for 6 weeks on sticks. Hopefully I can get in and make some rad art and music and try and keep the depression gremlins away.
Just because I’m back in Tassie doesn’t mean things stop. As you will have read previously Yuko sold a painting and also got a commission. I’ve really enjoyed watching the step by step progress of her portrait, I only wish I had of taken a photo earlier but here’s one with just the first base coats going down, she’s got some MAD skills, that’s for sure.
Check it Out, “Hot or Not”:http://www.hotornot.com/r/v/?e=AYHYSRH&h=b42108
One of the new styles of sound I’ve been working on that is similar to my EP ‘This & That’ with a cut on mashing so many field recordings together and adding more melody. Below is a small example (yet to be completed).
“All & Nothing Track 1″:http://s9.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2RPRHZVLXT2O028673SHYX2QM4
Just updated a little section of my website. Check out the “Performance”:http://www.tomhall.com.au/performance.html section of my “website”:http://www.tomhall.com.au to see a detailed summary of my last performance and a load of pics from the day in chronological order.
Some small audio samples of some latest works tomorrow.
So I’ve got a few tips from my mate Kieran Hebden on music production. Nothing major but things are already sounding better and the improvisation process is much more enjoyable (it already was plenty of fun). I’ll post up some rough stuff in the next few days. These tips are mainly for my musical production works, but doesn’t really effect my sound compositions. I’ll also post a small example of my sound compositions, something I hope to get exhibited this year.
I’ve taken over a spare room in my Dads workshop and set it up as my studio, plenty of desk space with the midi controllers, laptop and surround sound system all neatly spaced.
There’s something I find very attractive about in between places. Travelling to new places and hanging out with old friends within them give you the opportunity to see things in a whole new perspective (both the new place and the old friends). I also find these places to be particularly unnerving as there is little familiarity and control in lessened. Then there is the feeling of being in the ‘in between’ but being in a familiar place, which at times is more unnerving than being in the ‘in between place’ with no familiarity or control.
As mentioned in a previous post, I received a prize in a local exhibition in Tasmania (art prize) and also a highly commended award for a second piece (I was just happy to be hung). Today I found out that one of my pieces was also purchased, unfortunately not ‘Supersize Rob’ which had a price tag of $10,000, but my second piece which was a still life of poppies made from poppy seeds.
Checked out some good art shows with my favourite being Erwin Wurms interactive pieces in The Museum of Contemporary Art. I enjoyed his work so much that I purchased one of his books and a bunch of others with my Emerging Artist Award I received at the end of uni last year. I also struck a deal with the owner of the indy record shop in Newtown “Paint It Black”:http://www.paintitblackrecords.com/ and my CD ‘This & That’ is now being stocked in Sydney, Melbourne at Synaethesia and at CD Baby online and in Oregon in the US.
Caught up with the whole crew on my last night in Sydney which was wicked (the bang bang brothers hang’n tough) we all hit Mu together at Spectrum, which was very good except Maurice Fulton pulled out and Mu really needed to do a an encore. We then hit The Candy Bar again after the biggest denied entry ever from ‘The Ruby Rabbit’. ‘The Ruby Rabbit’ is the most disgusting place I have ever seen and I didn’t even get inside. Apparently we weren’t allowed inside because we weren’t on ‘the A list’. I politely told the guy as we left the scene where I thought he was getting his list from and it wasn’t his clipboard, somewhere much much lower.