ian andrews performance

25 march 2010 – wandered over to wilson street gallery in newtown to hear a talk by long-time experimental music and video maker ian andrews…

I’ve always appreciated ian’s critical and creative take on media – this performance was curiously meditative for me, having spent so many years working with loops, digital editing . . . → Read More: ian andrews performance

gyuto monks at bondi pavilion

sunday 31 january 2010 – spent the day down at bondi beach pavilion where the gyuto monks of tibet have been in residence since january 19, presenting a program of public talks, meditation, art classes and other buddhist cultural activities. At the centre of the program was the careful creation of a large . . . → Read More: gyuto monks at bondi pavilion

the manganiyar seduction at sydney festival first night

wandered into the sydney cbd last night (jan 09 2010) to see the performance of rajasthani ensemble The Manganiyar Seduction play in hyde park, and the outstanding Al Green play the domain stage for the first time in Australia…

both were extraordinary and the night was the best sydney offers – warm night, . . . → Read More: the manganiyar seduction at sydney festival first night

playing the mackerel tin thumb pianos

made a short video to demonstrate the sound of the mackerel tin thumb pianos I made for my nephews recently…

mackerel tin lamellophones

spent the past few days making little thumb pianos for my young nephews, ned and levi…

wooden soundboard from a cigar box lid – made the bridge and fittings from hobby store brass strip…

tines are thin steel strip beaten out with a small sledge hammer… the bottle cap is wired onto . . . → Read More: mackerel tin lamellophones