Disquiet Junto 0310 From Memory

The Disquiet Junto this week asks participants to recreate a sound from memory.

I've chosen a birdsong that I hear when camping in Matong State Forest for Burning Seed.

Watt is love?

Music In Objects

There's a lot to like in this series of videos but making music with a bicycle is especially fun.

When I grow up

Disquiet Junto 0309 Military Matrix Mixer

The Disquiet Junto this week conflates two different matrices, one a military tool for judging radio signals and the other a mixer used for merging signals.

Thinking about distorting signals led me to think of effects pedals, whiles thinking about merging signals led me to think of my Roland TR-707 for its individual outputs.

The result here runs the drum outputs through various pedals, then merges them together again.

I've used a Bass Synthesiser pedal on the low tom and the Talking Machine pedal on the high tom, as well as Space Echo on the high hats and a Lofi Machine on the snare.

That moment

Disquiet Junto 0308 Giving Thanks

The Disquiet Junto this week has a Thanksgiving theme, asking for a piece that expresses gratitude.

I've a lot to be thankful for and spent Friday wondering who or what to focus on. Then on Friday night I visited my friend Alicia Boyd's Tumblr and liked her prose 'Liberation Please'.

While the theme isn't exactly gratitude, it does pick up on a few themes for me. I met Ms Boyd at Burning Seed, an event which has changed my life, and she recently appropriated a line from one of my haiku. So I thought I'd show my gratitude for her interest in my writing by appropriating some of her's.

This morning I experimented with making the words sit on a chord progression and then quickly recorded this take.

Oblique Strategy

Naviarhaiku202 – wind blows its way to sea

Here's my last minute response to the haiku shared by Naviar Records last week.

I was going to a meeting when I heard a chiming sound and identified the source as the flagpoles outside the bowling club.

That evening I returned and made a record, which has been effected in Ableton Live.

I liked the idea that the wind in Leeton continues onto to the sea that is at least 500km away.