During the final performance I used all the recordings I had made throughout the night, played back on the two cassette players and from the laptop. I manipulated the sounds with basic eq and panning on the mixer, changing tape speed and some use of the delay pedal both for echo and looping. Some sounds were also sent to the third speaker, which resonated the marbles within the cone.

A recording of the final performance will be available here when I have the oportunity to upload it.

Below is a clip of the performance. Many thanks to Louis McDonald for filming and uploading.

Currently copying recordings from the past 18 hours onto cassettes and reel-to-reel tape for use in a performance at 11:30.

Unfortunately my laptop is not currently connecting to the internet, so a recent scan of a poster advertising the performance and a photo of my workspace cannot be uploaded; these will be added later when I can reconnect.

Inputs for the live performance will be two cassette players and two reel-to-reel machines.

Recording using speakers as microphones, with feedback through cymbals. Recorded with Zoom H4.

04:28 Process images

May 30, 2010

A few photos of recording set-ups from the last couple of hours:

Idea to make an improvised live performance as a culmination of the Mill 24 event: use sounds recorded throughout the night to make an improv piece; record sounds to various media on loops, play back with live effects, etc.

02:35 Marbles

May 30, 2010

Recording of marbles on a 15″ speaker cone, used as a microphone, alongside a dynamic mic.

Improvised recording with balloons, mic feedback and DC motor.