Disquiet Junto 0443 In Two Landcapes

For the Disquiet Junto this week, I've taken two different field recordings and combined them to make one track.

It was with a sense of deja vu too, as I'd considered doing this for Project 0436.

The video above uses the footage I shot of the "2 tracks" sign, which I thought would be a clever nod to the idea but ended up using galahs roosting instead.

Galahs are still a feature this week, as they can be heard returning to their treetops on an evening when I'd filmed a sunset for Naviar's haiku project 0331.

You can also hear my son amusing himself, as I asked him to keep an eye on my camera while it recorded the weathervane.

You can hear my bike brake near the end.

Me checking

Disquiet Junto 0442 One Sentence

The Disquiet Junto this weeks asks participants to compose a piece of music based on a mapped exploration of a sentence.

Around the time that direction arrived, I read a poem that uses musical imagery and decided that it might be considered a long sentence.

Today I had some time to record myself reading the poem and using Ableton Live's MIDI mapping function to compose the music.

I just found this old tape

Disquiet Junto 0441 Three Stones

The Disquiet Junto asks for a piece of music that considers how stones can be thought to connect with where they originated.

I've used a recording I made last week at Pindari, where Alan Lamb and Scott Baker built an instrument known as 'the wires' for the 2004 Unsound Festival.

My partner and I worked with Alan for the 2006 Unsound Festival, and I've recorded 'the wires' since then and trimmed trees to ensure they continue to hum.

Last week 'the wires' weren't humming, as it was very still.

You can hear the long decay from touching 'the wires' and I've created a piece of music that aims to slow their back-and-forth hum even more.

My idea was to create a sense of the geological change that revealed and distributed the granite boulders on the hilltop outside Wagga Wagga.