cumbernauld receiving


Real-time audio manipulation of archival recordings, library catalogue record.
23 minutes 46s
Exhibited in Cumbernauld Town Centre, North Lanarkshire, Scotland.
March 2009
Now in the collection of Cumbernauld Public Library.
Also exhibited in the online audio exhibition “Location Location” on Stramash Space.
February–March 2010
And at La Ira Sónica, a sonic/new media arts festival in Coyoacán, Mexico City. July 2010

This work arose from my interest in the town’s history and the preservation of that history. Making parallels between the deterioration of archival material and the material of the town itself, a series of sound pieces were developed using recordings made from a VHS copy of the 1970 promotional film A Town For Tomorrow. These recordings are then digitally manipulated to create something which speaks of the present, while maintaining a connection to days past.

fountain

Field recording, real-time audio manipulation.
5 minutes 17s
released on the label Compact Listen.
August 2006

A single field recording documents the aural richness of an everyday moment. Seagulls, people passing, a homeless man playing recorder, the drone of a lawn-mower and a nearby clock chiming 12 all feature in this recording made alongside the Albert Park fountain in central Auckland. Qualities of sound are amplified, exaggerated and manipulated via a custom piece of real-time audio programming.