Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 28, 2015

Things change — and, if for the better — then let them (email, 28 07 15). 9.00 am. A time of reckoning before making a response to one reference request and various queries and negotiations. 10.00 am. I revised and finalised … Continue reading

July 27, 2015

Walk a little faster (Orny Jahveh) 9.00 am. I checked my analogue mail at the School before shuffling into town to work through a list of errands and personal commissions, such as transferring information from one SIM card to another … Continue reading

July 25, 2015

9.30 am. A balmy promenade, It’s an enormous privilege to live here: On to the Farmers’ [mini]Market for fresh vegetables: 10.30 pm. Into the sound studio to consider afresh the new composition, and to refine a technique of creating believable … Continue reading

July 24, 2015

9.00 am. A dismal night’s sleep. Therefore, I eased myself into the morning’s work by, first, reviewing yesterday evening’s harvest of samples from the ‘singing nun’ sources. I’ve assiduously avoided using sections of tracks that include singing. Under the condition imposed by … Continue reading

July 23, 2015

9.00 am. I extracted further, short, and loopable samples from The Wounded Heart Ministries sound source, disinfected my inbox, and settled to the first lecture. When writing a lecture for verbatim delivery, I try to envision myself speaking the lines. … Continue reading

July 22, 2015

8.30 am. Heavy weather; bearing down: 9.00 am. A morning of postgraduate tutorials. Some principles and observations: Do the most difficult thing in the hardest manner for the best reasons. Be always planning, promoting, communicating, and reflecting. Talk to yourself, either … Continue reading

July 21, 2015

9.00 am. I prefer the number of unanswered emails in my inbox to be in single figures. Anymore than that, and I get the jitters. Some inquiries arrive via FaceBook too, usually from former students either touting for references (as … Continue reading

July 20, 2015

8.30 am. Over the weekend, several correspondence that required some serious attention had accrued. (The size of an email bears no relationship to either its import or demands.) 11.00 am. I pressed on with my practice-based work index. I copied and PDFed … Continue reading

July 18, 2015

9.45 am. Part of me always preferred the unprojected slide of the artwork. It’s smaller, more intense, portable, and reproducible. Granted, it sacrifices many of the attributes of the original — surface, scale, physical depth, and subtleties that are better felt … Continue reading

July 17, 2015

8.45 am. I need more information about a prospective residency (this morning’s task) before I go any further with the application. Nevertheless, in the interim, I can proceed to conceptualise the project (and its adjuncts). The residency may be somewhat wide … Continue reading