For the past couple of months i've been developing a neat piece of software that can reorder video frame according to their respective sound qualities. Alongside SKoT Mcdonald, who developed the audio analysis component, the software was developed for UK artist Steven Dickie's exhibition at the Fremantle Arts Center "The Problems Of Explaining A Thunk" and will generate alternative, nonlinear versions of the original video work that forms the crux of the project. The exhibition runs from November 23 2013 - January 14 2014. More information is avaiable from the Fremantle Arts Center website here.
Last night Cycle~ 440 - my piano and laptop project with pianist Kevin Penkin - was announced as the winner of the 2013 WAM Song Of The Year award for the track "So We Beat On, Boats Against The Current" from our forthcoming album 'The Topography of Ascending Frameworks'. The award will enable us to work with Qwartz Music in France, as well as giving us further opportunities to tour and record. Cycle~ 440 would like to thank WAM, our family, friends and significant others, as well as everyone that has bought, downloaded or listened to our music for the last four years. We're hoping for an album launch in early 2014, but in the meantime you can hear our winning song (as well tracks by other nominee's Kucka, The Intensoband and Gilded - they all make amazing music and are worth listening to!) at the 2013 WAM Song Of The Year Awards website.
Cycle~ 440 will be playing three shows on the east coast this from 26th July - 1st August. Playing alongside artists such as Maka Khan and Tangents we are stoked to be bringing our music to Melbourne and Sydney!
* 26th July - Cycle~ 440 (WA) and Maka Khan (Melb) @ Conduit Arts, 83 Brunswick St Fitzroy. 8pm. $10. Drinks available.
* 30th July - Cycle~ 440 and Pewter Snake Necklace @ Make It Up Club, 317 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Doors at 8:30 pm for a 9:00 pm start. $5/$10.
* 1st August - Cycle~ 440 (WA) and Tangents (Sydney) @ Seymour Centre, Corner of City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale NSW. 7pm. Adult: $20, Conc: $15.
If you're in town on these dates come down and say hi!
Don't forget you can grab a whole host of recordings from our bandcamp account absolutely free! http://cycle440.bandcamp.com/
'The Aura Implicit'  Premiere and Artist Talks at PICA as part of Decibel's WA Composers Project
Over the past two weeks i've been workshopping the final product of a new work commissioned by Decibel New Music. Entitled 'The Aura Implicit', the work will be premiered on Friday 5th July, and performed again on Saturday the 6th of July, by Decibel New Music at the Perth Institute for Contemporary Arts. The concerts are the finished product of the Western Australian Composers Project which has seen Decibel spend the past two weeks in PICA rehearsing and workshopping the material for members of the public.
As part of the project, i'll be at PICA from 1pm on Thursday the 4th of July participating in an artist talk about my new work, alongside Rachael Dease, a similarly commissioned WA composer. The artist talk is free while tickets for the Friday and Saturday night shows are available from the PICA Website.
The work plays through 7 speakers, 24/7 for the next few weeks so if you're wandering through Northbridge stop by and have a listen!
The series investigates the transformative power of sound to convert functional and utilitarian spaces into a unique and vibrant sound chamber. The Roe Street Car Park arcade is transformed by gentle drones and abstract sonic interactions generated by numerous sound-producing modules mounted to the roof.
Thanks to Ken Hay and Simon Wise for helping in the realization of the technical aspects to this work.
More information on 'Burning Embers' and the other works in the series are available at the Foodchain/Transart website.