Journal

  • SCANNER newsletter September 2006

    2 Sep 2006, 14:35 by PostEverything

    September 2006

    Hello

    With the skies getting darker and rainfall on the horizon I’ve been fortunate to spend much of the past working month in the outdoors sunshine, and indeed the month began and closed around the theme of nature.

    August began in collaboration with musician, composer, author and philosopher-naturalist David Rothenberg who plays clarinet with a band of birds and crickets and writes thoughtfully on the deep connections between humans and the natural world. I’d recommend his book ‘Why Birds Sing’ for an engaging and amusingly educational exploration of this very phenomenon, which the BBC are adapting for television broadcast and hence our collaboration, improvising around English bird song. Stay tuned for the broadcast and possible live performances later on.

    Jumping forward the month closed with discussions about re-designing the sound world of the Coney Island Aquarium in New York, so let’s see where the whales and dolphins will take us all on this adventure.
  • Scanner newsletter August 2006

    19 Aug 2006, 19:17 by PostEverything

    August 2006

    Hello

    As I write this I’m sitting here in Greene County, upstate NY, at Wave Farm, in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, working on my Residency, living in a wooden cabin for the last week, surrounded by bees, deer and apparently a big black bear that dares not show his face or paws to me. It’s been an extraordinary adventure, far away from the big city, with an extraordinary outdoors live event, ‘Spectral Garden’ at the weekend, alongside Matthew Burtner and Nicholas Collins. An impressive electrical thunderstorm broke into the performances and with everyone running for cover just as I was about to begin. That’s not typical though.

    I presented 24/48, a new work that compressed an entire 24 hour day into just 48 minutes, offering both a speeded up picture of the locality and a chance to playfully suggest an idea of what we miss whilst sleeping, yet drawing attention to the minutiae of every moment.

    Whilst there I ventured down to Brooklyn for a night to perform at ISSUE Project Room…
  • Top Electronic for 2005

    1 Jan 2006, 15:05 by alexander_wolf

    HOUSE

    Chocolate Puma - 4 Letter Word - Original / The Scumfrog Mixes
    Miss Kittin - Happy Violentine - LFO Mix
    Fischerspooner - Just Let Go - Tommie Sunshine 'Brooklyn Fire' Retouch
    Ellen Allien - Magma - MFA Mix
    Lower East Side - Sword Fight - Trent Cantrelle Mix
    Freeform Five - No More Conversations - Richard X Mix
    Ciara feat. M.I.A. - Goodies - Richard X Mix
    Nine Inch Nails - Only - Richard X Mixes
    New Order feat. Ana Matronic - Jetstream - Richard X / Jacques Lu Cont / Tom Neville Mixes
    Tom Neville - Never Lose Your Grip
    Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch Touch - Tom Neville Mix
    Tom Neville feat. Jellybone - Buzz Junkie - Robbie Rivera Mix
    Rachel Stevens - Negotiate With Love - Tom Neville Mix
    Utada - You Make Me Want To Be A Man - Tom Neville Mix
    Utada - Devil Inside - The Scumfrog Mixes
    Timo Maas feat. Brian Molko - First Day - Buick Project Mixes
    The Drill - The Drill - Original / Laurent Pautrat / Tom Novy Mixes
    Junkie XL - Today - Fuzzy Hair Mix