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Last year I was featured (along with 140 artists) in the Leap Second Festival 2016, a distributed, decentralized event for art, technology and precarity, coordinated on the Internet. The overall theme of the festival was presenting projects and works lasting one second or less; it took place 31st December 23:59:60 – 1st January 2017 00:00:00 (UTC). During this second all projects and works were exhibited, performed, and executed.

If you missed this fleeting event a comprehensive list of all works/links can be accessed here:
http://www.noemata.net/leapsec27/

Two new works and one from 2015 were included, these were:


 

Corrupted Video File (One Second Minimal Glitch Aesthetic Study) (Video – One Second Film Festival)
Documentation of an unexpected one second green screen software glitch using the video camera on a Microsoft Lumia phone.
http://noemata.net/leapsec27/ff/

One Second DVD Glitch Loops (Audio – Songs for the Leap Second)
Fabricated from a telephone pick-up coil attached to a modified/hacked DVD player. Intentionally causing DVD’s to glitch in the first second of its running time – these one second glitches/noise were looped and piece composed from these. The spinning DVD disk being an abstract Earth glitch metaphor.
A 29 track compilation, direct download link here:
http://noemata.net/leapsec27/songs/Various_Artists_-_Songs_for_the_Leap_Second_(2016).zip

One Second One Heartbeat  (Jpeg – Songs for the Leap Second)
Conceptual sound art / non-playable tape art sculpture from 2015; consisting of a fragile one second tape loop containing a recording of the artist’s own heartbeat.
Released in 2015 on NONE Records (USA) in an edition of 20 copies, also exhibited the same year for the New Works Exhibition at Yallops Gallery in Norwich (UK).
http://noemata.net/leapsec27/songs/

Have a great 2017!!

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Human Voice Microcassette Collage is included on the fourth of Linear Obsessional’s annual “Open Access” compilations of tracks exactly two minutes long. The theme of Utterances is the human voice; my contribution is a lo-fi medley of lift and tannoy announcements, walkie talkie chatter at work, voicemail, museum audio guides and samples from a Lotus Buddhist Music Machine.

Featuring a staggering 112 tracks (3 hours and 44 minutes!) and a 53-page booklet of notes and images by the artists… best of all its free to download!

Enjoy!

 

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Several weeks ago, I was exceptionally fortunate to acquire a working vintage ST 471 Stellaphone Portable reel-to-reel tape recorder complete with microphone and two reels! It discovered in a box of junk being given away for free (even better!) near where I live. The ST 471 was first cleaned up, then utilised in several works such as Sound Art is D.E.A.D. and Ambient Mono Bird Loop.

I finally found the time to play tape it was loaded with (which was quite tatty and stretched), sadly it was predominately blank; however, the last minute yielded this intriguing and somewhat eerie recording. Apart from some very minimal editing this is the recording I discovered in all its glory. From about 11 to 45 seconds it reminds me of a motorcycle revving up or lion roaring, the rest could be a murky synth work…?! If you have any thoughts, please do get in touch!

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Tip is a C19 containing two raw and dense wall noise experiments; inspired by cold and gloomy winter afternoons. This tape marks a further development in my wall noise craft under the Norfolk Trotter name.

A recycled black cassette with rubber-stamped round blue labels is packaged in a clear library case. B&W art work is printed onto blue paper.

This tape is self-released in an edition of eight hand-numbered copies.

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The short video piece Turntable Cactus Needles will be included in Streetlight – an ongoing video and digital media projection series curated by Roman Susan art space (Chicago, USA). Videos are digitally projected onto the gallery walls at times when the art space is not open to the general public.

Videos will be projected every evening after dark between 15/12/16 – 30/12/16, for further information please visit:

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You can also check out the original video on my Vimeo channel HERE

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Norfolk Trotter is my new one-off Harsh Noise Wall side-project (my first wall recording since early 2014!) and ‘Gone’ is a C16 containing two raw unedited wall experiments.
I let my equipment (circuit bent radio and various distortion pedals) play continuously and each tape was recorded sequentially from it. I would describe Side A is a whirring, crackling wall; whilst Side B is a heavier and crunchier wall.

A recycled black cassette with rubber-stamped round red labels is packaged in a clear library case. B&W art work is printed onto light orange paper.

This tape is self-released in an edition of six hand-numbered copies.

SOLD OUT

 

I’m pleased to announce Water Damaged Tape Flow, a new video/sound work will be included in a group screening held in conjunction with the Bridgeport Art Trail in Bridgeport CT, USA on 12th November 2016.

The theme of the screening is water, dealing with water as more than just landscape and how its character can be cast as well. My interpretation is a fairly loose one: playing a field recording of a local river on water damaged magnetic tape which gently flows to the ground much like water itself.
The screening is curated by artist Crystal Heiden and held in the American Fabrics Building, further information on this event and others can be found here:

http://bridgeport-art-trail.org/portfolio/american-fabrics-building/

 

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