This series of improvisations explores timbral unpredictability and responding to it as a performer. Using feedback as a foundation, compositions are built up using voice, mic, speaker, hand held guitar pickup attached to cable, metal bowl, accordion, battery operated theremin, jingle bells, kalimba and bowed objects, all of indeterminate loop lengths that are created with a midi controller and recorded in Ableton.
I've been steadily producing electronic music under 2 alias that have different aesthetic foci. I make minimal, halftime drum and bass under the name Theta. I released an EP on a record label called Black Crane which is based out of Poland. The label commissioned a film clip to go with the the single, Cusp. I also make analog synth-driven, pitch drifting, broken tape, 80s style, dance music under the name Out of the Blue. It's nostalgic dance music with a twist.
Warrick Palmateer is one of Australia's best known ceramic artists. I was lucky enough to install a quadraphonic loudspeaker array with field recordings of the ocean to support his exhibition at John Curtin Gallery 2018.
The biannual Sound Spectrum event at WAAPA was tribute to Radiohead with Thom Yorke turning 50 this year. The Kid A album was re-imagined by composition students with a start to finish performance of the album. Stuart Orchard and I collaborated on the first track Everything In Its Right Place. He played the piano and sung for the concert whilst I composed an electronic backing track. In this version I've included the original Yorke vocals.