Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Card Music 2017: 'ParkSongs'

This year's CardMusic has been inspired by walks and gathered photos, taken in and around Pinces Park and St.Thomas Pleasure Ground in Exeter, Devon in November and early December 2017.
I was struck by the beauty of the plantlife in these parks -and how well they photograph, and am planning to develop some visual works from these snapshots.

It also seemed appropriate to work with this material in the development of a new sound/music composition for the season.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Card Music 2016: 'Pinces Gardens'

Towards the end of this year old Uncle Yasmar has been a bit poorly and was wondering if the 2016 CardMusic would ever be made.


But fear ye not, for he is feeling a bit better now and, energised by his new phone and the spirit of the season, has been taking lots of photos in and around his local park.


Some of these photos have found their way into a new piece of Parallel Music and, together with various gathered sounds and composed music, comprise Card Music 2016: 'Pinces Gardens'.


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Card Music 2015: Christmas Palette Music

Card Music has become, along with advent calendars and crap adverts which begin in October, one of the traditional Christmas events at Chameleon Lectra, the parent organisation to Alembic Books.

This year's card music is called 'Christmas Palette Music'.

CardMusic 2015 is in fact 6 small compositions that can be played alone or combined, and takes its inspiration from children's painting kits.

Sounds used include an extended 'manger' of animals such as reindeer, cows, birds etc., musical chimes and notes, domestic sounds, plant environment sounds, choirs, outdoor recordings made during the period, ice, parties and even good old Scrooge makes an appearance (occasionally).

As always, this work is different on every playing - so try it a few times, using various colours, to see which performance the card music will give for you... 

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Monday, December 01, 2014

Card Music 2014: Calender Music

Here is this year's card music in the form of a Calender MusicBook:

more soon...

Friday, January 03, 2014

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

into 2014

A New Year and a time to review/declare plans.

'the snow globe'


2014 will see the publication at least 3 Alembic Books:
(tra ex) Jectories Tra
The Crimson Full Stops

Songs of Garden Guitars and A Tapestry of British Birdsong also require a finish and an airing. and need to be reinvented.

More painting is due (I have a small commission).

Shelves are required to prepare for a move.

PMusic calls...

- this entry is a foothold -

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