Hello all, writing from Canada where I am composing and recording in the little lake cabin....But wanted to let everyone know that the Barefoot Baroque tour is happening in West Cork in August a few days after I fly home...Read More
The debut Vespertine Quintet record 'Before a New Harbour Can Be Built, Difficult Things Must Be Worked Out' is mixed to tape, mastered and pressed to lovely vinyl!Read More
I am part of a collaborative exhibition opening tonight called THE FUGUE ROOM. It features colour by James Waller, kinetic sculpture by Brian McSwiney, and sound by me - all playfully and interactively exploring fugue forms.
I have written a MAX patch that will record you singing (or whistling, humming, speaking, coughing....) a fugue theme, and then at the press of a button transform it into a wild and postmodern sounding FUGUE!!!!!
The exhibition is being held at the Clonakilty Community Arts Centre and opens tonight, March 9th at 7pm where my friend Carol and I will perform Bach's Gminor fugue on Cello and Violin. It runs till April 7th.
Email me if you'd like a copy of the MAX patch.
After some tinkering with my trusty Fostex 1/4" tape machine I have now set up my analogue desk to take the digital channels in and mix through its lovely preamps and EQs, and finally record onto the tape. The new Vespertine Quintet record is nearly finished mixing and is sounding so lovely...warm and real and with the soul of the rooms we played in. I wanted to produce a record that felt old-fashioned, live performances in resonant small rooms (sometimes in front of audiences) with all the human errors and discrepancies that come with the territory. And we have done just that.....coming out in the spring.....