Several layered field recordings of bluebottles flying indoors and outside were captured onto this seven second tape loop/art object. Afterwards seven dead flies near both recording sites were picked up, then carefully mounted inside the cassette shell.
Edition of one copy.
Misc Loops is a new and exclusive C10 comprising of two sound works composed from compact cassette tape loops of ambient music and field recordings.
Side A is built around several damaged tape loops of ambient/electronic music, whilst side B features two loops of manipulated bird song captured on a portable cassette recorder.
Art work is printed in green ink onto bright pink paper, each black cassette shell has a custom blue label mounted onto each side. Limited to only eight hand-numbered copies!
In case you missed this exhibition recently held at Studio 20 (more information and photos can be found HERE):
‘Listen’ exhibits the work of four artists’ exploration of sound. Comprised of sound and instructional-based artworks, the audience are invited to interact with the pieces by following the artists’ instructions. ‘Listen’ exhibits a variety of themes, ranging from spoken word and ambient sounds, to synaesthesia.
I will be exhibiting two new/work in progress pieces: an instructional site-specific tape loop and prepared turntable work.
26th – 28th April, 12.00pm – 16.30pm
Curated by Megan Jayne Ryder
Studio 20, 20 Wensum Street, Norwich, NR3 1HY
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Dream House 2017 comprises of 22 wonderful miniature rooms specially created by Norfolk-based architects, artists, makers, students and school groups. These form part of the temporary exhibition Small Stories: At Home in a Dolls’ House currently on display at the Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery until 25 June 2017.
The Balcony of the Best Exotic Geranium Hotel is a collaboration between myself and artist Karl Foster, my contribution being sound-based and Karl the objects and surfaces inside the room. We created the room under the direction of Mark Smith, Leisure and Education Coordinator for The Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind (The NNAB). As Mark is blind, his Dream Room encourages visitors to engage through sound, touch and smell. A myriad of pleasing textures and objects are await those that navigate his room.
An audio description was carefully composed with Mark to provide navigation and an insightful account of his room; furthermore additional field recordings were subtly included to further enhance the viewer’s experience.
Come and experience the room for yourself!
For further information on the exhibition and NNAB please visit:
Nightingale Sandpaper Loops comprises of two 15 minute experimental tape loop compositions. Each track is built around a four second tape loop of birdsong and ambient music, this was played inside a tape shell lined with coarse sandpaper – the purpose being to intentionally damage the magnetic tape as it plays. The result is a fragile and lo-fi work where the loop slowly degrades and stretches as the composition progresses.
It is released on the Russian label Nazlo Records as a 5” reel-to-reel tape; also featuring beautifully handcrafted packaging and a unique page from a Soviet colouring book.
You can listen to an excerpt from both tracks below: