Mavis Beacon* is a recording project I’m involved with, alongside my brother and two friends, that lies somewhere in the area of ambient / electronic / musique concrète. It explores live sound manipulation and mass sonic textures within a custom built surround sound environment.
An album, Inside Every Second, was released by the Ohio-based label FALSE in 2011, with distribution by EXPERIMEDIA in the US, UK and Japan. It is a 32-channel live studio recording, capturing a single 50-minute take with no over dubs. It utlised homemade equipment, a variety of synths, guitars, circuit-bent toys/items, tape machines and custom software patches (Max/MSP). It was mixed in both stereo and 5.1 surround, with stereo mastering by Denis Blackham (Fennesz, Eleh, Eno, Ryoji Ikeda etc.). You can find a review of Inside Every Second HERE and listen to an album sampler below.
Below is a video trailer for the next album, which is due in early 2013. The visuals were captured and mixed live, using microscope feeds and video manipulation.
*No relation to the typing teacher