New Album – De Caelo

On March 15th 2017 I released my new album “De Caelo“. All pieces on this album are inspired by and related to astronomy. Research was carried out on studies and data on this subject and information was used it directly and as inspiration to generate the material. As such the work is part sonification part artistic interpretation. Musically it’s a mix of electronic, experimental, ambient, and drone textures.

New album “DMARC”

 

This release is the result of an intense period of study, experimentation and creativity (2009-2010). All works were produced while studying a Masters Degree in Music Technology at the Digital Media and Arts Research Centre at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

These pieces reflect my interest in having a meaningful interaction with technology in performance. Source material for the most part is field recordings that fall into 2 categories; urban and rural. These opposite sound worlds are probed and manipulated to explore a possible dialog or meeting point, and to also subvert their context. Similar to the discussion about “what is noise”, the beauty of this output is open to opinion and this material is part of that discussion.

I wish to thank Dr. Robert Sazdov, Dr. Kerry Hagen, and Jurgen Simpson for their time, expertise, and encouragement, the experience was transformational.

Waldeinsamkeit

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Recently I developed a soundtrack for a collaborative exhibition with Irene Cruz called Waldeinsamkeit, curated by Ana Sanfrutos of Circular Culture. Waldeinsamkeit is a German word that roughly translates  as “the feeling of being alone in the woods”. Not in a negative sense but by taking pleasure in being immersed in nature and its power. As part of the exhibition Irene Cruz present a series of photographs and a number of videos exploring this theme. For the videos I created a number of soundscapes and as part of the installation I created an immersive soundscape. Presented in surround sound it attempts on some small level to create a synesthetic experience while viewing these images and videos.

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Noise Intercepted Challenge #8 – Gathering Moss

Noise Intercepted Challenge #8 – the Portrait

This week’s noise challenge is all about…YOU. Spend some time tapping into your own unqique auditory output. What sound(s) might define you personally? Your challenge this week is to create a sonic sound portrait, one that you feel quintessentially represents you, your life, your everyday, or your essence. What might your personal sonic sound portrait look like… sound like? feel like? You have 1 week to share your findings. Continue reading “Noise Intercepted Challenge #8 – Gathering Moss”

Noise Intercepted Challenge #7 – Chill the F**k Out

Noise Challenge #7 – The Cues

There are a myriad of noises in our everyday lives that trigger responses. Noise can be thought of as information. From alarm clocks to cross walks, these informational “cues” establish an auditory framework that dictate our patterns of everyday behaviour. This week pay close attention to the informational “cues” that make up your personal everyday experience. Choose one informational “cue” to hone in on. Use this “cue” as inspiration for your next post. Continue reading “Noise Intercepted Challenge #7 – Chill the F**k Out”

Noise Intercepted Challenge #6 – Purple Monkey Dishwasher

Noise Intercepted Challenge #6 – The Eavesdropper

This week use your listening prowess to tap into the bits and pieces of fleeting information, conversations, and auditory activity happening around you. Pay particular attention to the sounds you hear stuck in transit, waiting in line, or passing by strangers on the streets. Create a response to this hyper-aware listening experience. What did you discover? What sound or idea or thought struck you the most? Continue reading “Noise Intercepted Challenge #6 – Purple Monkey Dishwasher”

Topological Space

The installation “Topological Space”, is a collaboration with visual artist Katrina Sheena Smyth. It had its first showing at PS2 Paragon Studios in Belfast, Ireland on the 11th of March 2011 from 11am – 6pm.

The installation is a reflection on the changing topologies we experience in an ever evolving environment.

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