Clutter Music

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Clutter Music is the label for releasing music by the artist Clutter and related side projects involving Clutter.

Clutter works between the fields of electroacoustic improvisation, ambient electronics and music concrete, adding touches of anything from dub, jazz and post rock to his eclectic mix of influences. He has played all over the UK, solo and as part of larger ensembles, playing Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Birmingham Symphony Hall, the ambisonic multi-channel system at Workington Town Centre and a series of village halls in Cumbria. He has also toured the Southern United States, including headlining at Eyedrum in Atlanta.

He is interested in areas of music where genres meet and finding ways to incorporate this melding of influences back into his music. His working method involves the use of field recordings, both raw and processed, to convey a sense of place and narrative, with the immediate sonic environment at the core of his work. He combines this with electronics and traditional instruments. His current set up involves laptop, I-Phone, Nintendo DS, a number of effects pedals, and guitar and bass.

He is also a regular improviser on the improv circuit where he has been developing ways of working with electronics alongside traditional players on this scene and with jazz musicians. His aim is to improve his knowledge of using new technologies in an improvisational way and as more of a ‘real’ instrument rather than just gimmick.

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  • earthmp

    Hope you don't mind telling you about a project I'm doing at the moment and am looking for remixes - more info here http://cumbriaremixed.blogspot.com/ and about the remix pack..... I have uploaded the first Cumbria Remixed Sample Pack to The Internet Archive ready for Creative Commons style remix fun. The first pack is made up of soun...ds I recorded at Lanternhouse Ulverston for my early experiments in installation work. Get the pack and find out more about the project here http://www.archive.org/details.php?identifier=CumbriaRemixed-LanternhouseSamplePack

    February 2011
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    Phantom Circuit #52 online now - Featuring an atmospheric set of live electronic music by Clutter. The musician behind Clutter, Shaun Blezard, talks about some of his many current projects, the Open Circuit evenings, the creation of Soundonation and why it was time to retire his prolific netlabel Earth Monkey Productions. http://phantomcircuit.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/phantom-circuit-52/

    November 2010
  • earthmp

    'A bold, innovative release that leaves me hungry for more' - Was Ist Das review of Yellow Light Discarded - http://wasistdas.co.uk/Clutter.htm

    July 2010
  • earthmp

    Clutter played on Sound Projector show on Resonance.fm - repeat here :-) http://www.thesoundprojector.com/2010/07/16/vegetable-salad/

    July 2010
  • earthmp

    Clutter is starting a new album and had an idea that I thought might be fun. What I would like is for people to donate pieces of sound to me for me to create the album with......... This may be a small instrumental piece, a field recording, some vocal stuff, anything as long as there is no copyright infringement involved and you are happy to donate the recording to me. I will release the album in some form and any monies earned will go back into my releases but you will get credited in any publicity and on the CD.......... If this sounds fun and you would like to send a sound donation please email it to info@shaunblezard.com with the subject 'sound donation' ............ A blog to reflect on the Clutter project Soundonations is here http://soundonation.blogspot.com/

    July 2010
  • earthmp

    I'm featured on 2 podcasts this week: first up Pollen & Scatter is featured on Vital Weekly - http://www.vitalweekly.net/podcast.html and On Your Parade is featured on Connexion Bizarre - http://www.connexionbizarre.net/podcast.htm Both tracks are from the EP Yellow Light Discarded available from here http://clutter.bandcamp.com/album/yellow-light-discarded for £2.50 + shipping for 3" CDr with free digital download version or £1.50 for the digital download version Clutter is also available from itunes, Amazon, Play.com and other digital download sites

    July 2010
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