I will be performing some new work for this in a couple of weeks…
Looking at my vinyl record database and thinking of the years I spent over the valley from Abercych in Llechryd, watching the floods come and go…
I used to put all the pictures in a set on flickr – Sometimes I live by a Lake
I’m finding some interesting river songs and sleeves in my collection and putting a few out in Bara Menyn in the lead up to the festival.. starting with a the 3 locally themed albums
And then to include singles from further afield
An experiment with plastic things. Installation for Synthesthesia at Small World Theatre 2018.
Photos by Kathryn Campbell Dodd
Many thanks to all the visitors to the installation at Punk Bikes in Cardiff last month. Working together to create a musical soviet using a collection of themed vinyl records and found audio equipment, we covered and combined a range of musical genres and created a great deal of red noise!
The images below show a few of the visitors exploring the collection, you can listen to and download the full audio files through the links at the bottom of this post.
Visitors were introduced to the collection of old audio equipment and record players – a Dansette tempo found on the road in Carmarthen; an old Ultra from an attic near Carmarthen; a BSR from a recycling centre in Devon; a vintage Bush from a boot sale near Aberporth – all output into a Yamaha compact cassette 4 track from a distant teenage friend. The 4 track then outputs to a battered Roclab 4 channel mixer (found in a skip in Bristol), along with a Sony PS-212A (given by a friend) and a Pioneer PL-111Z turntable (found on the street) running through a Numark 2 channel mixer (exchanged for a website). An old Sony PS-212 (with its own idea of what 33 or 45 is) and a vintage Technics SL-Q2 took the other channels.
The box of records was selected from a database of over 4000 by searching for the terms Soviet, Russian, and Revolution (and also included some Punk and protest song records). These were available to choose from and to play in any way visitors wished.
Many of the record players had the tone arms tied with bits of wire so they found a loop point, the Sony PS-212A played normally and the Pioneer PL-111Z played backwards.
You can listen or download the full recordings of the event here – http://jacobwhittaker.co.uk/sounds/RedOktober_part1.mp3
28 Ninian Red
Sound objects in red theme for the centenary of the October revolution.
The reds are heading to a new installation in the garden of No28 Ninian rd with Rhôd and madeinroath.
The Red Army Choir; Red Light; Contact in Red Square; I see Red; The Red Flag; Red Guitar; Red River Valley; Blood Red Roses; Rise Red Sun; Simply Red; Red Red Wine; Red Maple Leaves; Little Red Rooster; Red Roses For A Blue Lady; Red Light; Red Box; Little Red Bus; Red Velvet Steering Wheel; Red Nichols; Girl In Red 99 Red Balloons;
The work for Rhôd in Roath 2017 will explore the collection through a red filter, gathering and ignoring eclectic musical references to popular culture and radiating red noise.
Another mix of records leftover from Haverfordwest last year..
Alan Tew Orchestra – The Magnificent Westerns; Flash in the Pan – Waiting for a Train; 3 Brass Monkeys – Hear No Evil/See no Sound; Mammoth Marenghi Fair Organ – All time Favourites
A mix of leftover records from Haverfordwest. There’s a single with a ballet lesson I found in the Greenacres animal welfare shop and four 12inch’s brought into the unit by Sam Knight. They are Max Boyce – The World of Max Boyce; Alan Tew Orchestra – The Magnificent Westerns; Flash in the Pan – Waiting for a Train; 3 Brass Monkeys – Hear No Evil/See no Sound
Combining opening sequences to The Sound of Music and Batman Begins to celebrate two iconic figures connected to Haverfordwest.
Playing records and packing for an evening of Artist film and performance in Manorbier, 18/11/16. About 20 min from the end of a mix. Performance video footage by Deborah Darling.
There were a few technical issues during the performance which I found after – the webcam which was meant to stream live failed and just recorded the first and final frames, thankfully it did record all the audio! The Gopro recording also seems to have a few problems, though possibly arising during the transfer from the msd card.
These are the 11 glitched frames with an audio extract from the performance.
Picture Frame Seduction – Hand of the Rider
When I started looking at music connections to Haverfordwest and Pembrokeshire I found mention of a punk band called ‘Picture Frame Seduction’. Although I had never heard them, I remembered the band name from years ago as Steve Parkin, a good friend of my oldest brother, was in the band. Wikipedia tells me he was the bassist from 1984-87.
‘Picture Frame Seduction’ still continue to play and record with original member Keith Haynes and in 2012 their 1985 album ‘Hand of the Rider’ was reissued on vinyl. I found a copy through Discogs.
I asked my brother if he had any original vinyl from the time and he found me this compilation, it is badly warped but will still play (sort of).
ID: 3992 Various Artists – A Kick up the Arse