Monthly Archives: August 2017

August 30, 2017

8.00 am: Emails and more remote communications were undertaken in advance of a day in the studio. 9.00 am: I extracted from the CDs, which I’d received yesterday, the audio files of the sermons. ┬áThese will be processed digitally, and … Continue reading

August 29, 2017

Yesterday, was a partial day; a time for catching up on non-essentials, thinking in second gear (which can sometimes be more productive than thinking in first gear), and doing dutiful and homely things. 8.00 am: To begin, I squashed a … Continue reading

August 26, 2017

Yesterday. Throughout the day I finalised inputs and auxiliary connections to the mixer. The cassette tape recorders’ outputs are, now, each routed through two contrasting effectors in series prior to entering the mixer. There’s as much flexibility in the system … Continue reading

August 24, 2017

8.00 am: A communion. 9.00 am: The ‘unread’ emails were ‘read’; the studio beckoned; the ergonomics of the ‘performance’ table had to be addressed. This required a major overhaul of yesterday’s layout in order create more surface for further effectors. … Continue reading

August 22, 2017

8.45 am: Off to School for my weekly round of postgraduate tutorials. Once my inbox was unwrapped, I settled to address the topic of undergraduate tutorials: their nature, and the respective responsibilities of the participants. This ‘pep-talk’ will be delivered … Continue reading

August 21, 2017

Saturday. A dust and polish of the studio surfaces helped prepare the space and my mind to begin assembling the initial components for the [I. Nothing. Lack] project. Cassette-tape recorder 1 (the first of five) was linked to a Moog … Continue reading

August 18, 2017

Yesterday. During the morning I continued reviewing PhD Fine Art thesis submissions, in between spurts of activity at my studio desk. There, I endeavoured to establish a conversation between three pieces of sound software related to Royal Commission project (working … Continue reading

August 16, 2017

8.00 am: A communion: 9.00 am: Studiology. In order to establish the cause of the stereo to monaural conversion malfunction in the sound system, I decoupled its discrete sections to try and localise the problem. What I knew for sure: … Continue reading

August 15, 2017

Ultimately, one wants more of God. Then, all else will prove sufficient and bearable (St Beuno’s, October 18, 2013) Throughout the night, I wrestled (in my dreams) with my sound system’s anomaly. The nature of the problem eluded me. I … Continue reading