VIOLOSTRIES

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Educational video about Bernard Parmegiani, the highly influential French composer who combined tape manipulations, acoustic instruments and early electronics to help define the sound of Musique Concrete.  This piece is called Pulsion-Miroir and taken from a selection of recordings entitled Violostries, which was first released in 1962.

OLD BEACON

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Old recording session video, Ealing Studios, Oct 2010.

MINIMALISM MASTERCLASS

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“A need to concentrate on each sound, so that every blade of grass would as important as a flower.”

A masterclass in minimalism from Arvo Part.

METRONOME SYNCHRONICITY

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“If you place 32 metronomes on a static object and set them rocking out of phase with one another, they will remain that way indefinitely. Place them on a moveable surface, however, and something very interesting (and very mesmerizing) happen…”

OUR DAY

Our Day, 1938 by Wallace Kelly. Score by Rachel Grimes. Courtesy of the Center for Home Movies and Martha Kelly. Filmed in Lebanon, Kentucky

IN GOOD COMPANY

My book in the company of Mikhail Bulgakov.  In Waterstones Ealing as part of their ‘recommended reads’ section.

 

TARKOVSKY ON ARTS, SOLITUDE AND LIFE

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“How nice is the sound of a horse passing by…”

BLOOD

EN “Blood” (Excerpt)

FEEL FREE

In June I helped my brother with visuals for Duane Pitre’s performance of Feel Free at Cafe Oto, London.  Using live microscope feeds of various organic materials, we performed the visuals in real-time with the music.  The above video is an excerpt from the show, blending our live visuals with footage of Pitre’s sextet performance.  The audio is also a live recording from the night.

More info: Duane Pitre / Shaun Crook / Cafe Oto / Important Records

BEACON SETUP

Recording setup for the forthcoming Mavis Beacon album. In a Devonshire shed with Shaun Crook, Alex Delfont & Darren Clark.