A new split between myself and Cardboard Club prince Robert Ridley-Shackleton (as Duplo Chat) on Quagga Curious Sounds!
Gritty, sparse and lo-fi HNW from Duplo Chat, complimented by an extended noise/drone session assaulted onto a faulty Walkman from myself. Just under 40 minutes running time. Lo-fi is King.
A colour label is mounted onto one side of a recycled light grey cassette, side B features the original tape content. Colour and B&W artwork is printed onto white paper and inserted in a green backed library case.
Monumental is the first microcassette release I’ve directly worked on and released via Quagga Curious Sounds! It features two slabs of brutal lo-fi mono harsh noise wall, with the option of being played at either 2.4 cm/s (60 minutes total running time) or double the duration by playing at 1.2 cm/s.
Folded artwork is printed in red ink onto black paper, an additional insert is printed in black ink onto red card. Each labelled microcassette is tied up with black ribbon and packaged in a black and silver zip lock bag.
It was released in an edition of six copies and sold out almost immediately upon release! If you missed it check out this brief demo video>>>>
In case you missed this exhibition recently held at Studio 20 (more information and photos can be found HERE):
A completely unplayable audio CD hand-decorated with enamel paint, acrylic paint, wood glue, parcel tape and ink. Included is a damaged (but potentially playable) ½” reel-to-reel tape loop containing an unknown field recording with a duration of approximately one second.
Edition of one hand-numbered copy.
Torturing Nurse / Zebra Mu Split C10 is out now on my label Quagga Curious Sounds!
Anticipate two slabs of straight up ruthless Harsh Noise from myself and Torturing Nurse!
Each copy features a black cassette shell with colour labels and double-sided colour artwork printed onto two sheets of white card. Every cassette is folded inside a printed B&W collage on yellow paper that is held together with a rubber-stamped colour sticker. A random 35mm vintage colour slide or cloth patch is included; everything is packaged inside a clear zip-lock bag.
‘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: