I was invited to create a live mix for the opening of Strange Eden, an exhibition of work by James Moore in Oriel Mwldan Gallery, Cardigan.
Records were selected in response to the work on display and following a few conversations with James ahead of the event.
Records used include: Tomita – Pictures at an Exhibition; Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Pictures at an Exhibition; Debussy – La Mer; Jean Michel Jarre Live; BBC Sound Effects No6; RCA Home Movie Sound Effects; Landscape III – You Know how to Hurt me; Top Gun OST; I also used a cassette tape of VU-3D for Sinclair ZX Spectrum.
Loops were found randomly from the records using bits of wire to hold the tone arms.
Really enjoyed trying out these records and incorporating the VU-3D Sinclair Spectrum cassette…
If theres no soundcloud player above, you should find the track here titled Picture 10 https://soundcloud.com/jacobwhittaker-1/tracks
Couple of warm up/test mixes for the exhibition opening on Saturday – 3.45 Oriel Mwldan, Cardigan.
If for some reason the players above don’t show up in your browser, you can find them on soundcloud here titled Picture 02 & Picture 06 https://soundcloud.com/jacobwhittaker-1/tracks
Four pictures of records of Pictures at an Exhibition for a performance of Records at an Exhibition of Pictures.
28th April 3.45 Oriel Mwldan Gallery, Cardigan.
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