Detritus 360

(thanks Nathan)


▶ The Creative Apocalypse That Wasn’t?


▶ Electronic music and the big screen


▶ singing the solo from Giant Steps?


▶ Ars electronica 2015 winners have been announced and in the category Digital Musics & Sound Art:

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Chijikinkutsu by Nelo Akamatsu (JP) received a Golden Nica

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Drumming is an Elastic Concept by Josef Klammer (AT) received an Award of Distinction

::vtol:: oil by Dmitry Morozov (RU) received an Honorary Mention

UNDER WAY by Douglas Henderson (US) received an Award of Distinction

Electromechanical Modular by Gijs Gieskes (NL) received an Honorary Mention – checkout his electromechanical Eurorack modules here and on youtube here

Rawr! A Study in Sonic Skulls by Courtney Brown (US), Sharif Razzaque (US) received an Honorary Mention

Tipping Point by Kathy Hinde (UK) received an Honorary Mention

Soft Revolvers by Myriam Bleau (CA) received an Honorary Mention


Osaka Dawn


view from our 30th floor hotel…


even the bath had an awesome view!!





In the stream


Spent a blissful few hours today visiting a group exhibition at the Dojima River Forum – the chance to experience one of Ryoji Ikedas work was the immediate incentive and while I’d seen photos of this work actually experiencing it was quite something!


Overhead was an array of very powerful projectors and as long as you followed the instructions to remove your shoes, you were welcome to sit in the path of Ikedas data manipulations…




What isn’t apparent in photos is the flow of data and images – it intrigued me that the audience slowly gravitated to face the direction of movement, and while large scale effects were quite simply mind blowing, when you focused on the imagery immediately surrounding (& projecting on to) you it became more meditative…




Exhibition ends in six days (Aug 30th)

Muko River


Having read up on rules & regulations for flying UAVs in Japan I ventured out today for a quick fly at Muko River, Hyogo…


Its against the law so I wont be doing it but I would love to fly here at night & capture the Shinkansen snaking its way across the metropolis!


all shot with DJI Phantom 3 Pro

Window Seat


Waking before dawn is not my favorite way to start the day, but sometimes it is very worth it….
eg 4am check in


Living in the Pacific = flying over atols to get pretty much anywhere else!

One of the things that kept me sane during a very long day of travel (20+ hours, Auckland > Gold Coast > Tokyo > Osaka) was a fascinating audiobook which I am still enjoying and highly reccomend, Philip Glass autobiography – Words without Music


I’m sure the book is also great but when you are stuck in that twilight zone of long distance air travel the audiobook is an ideal solution – here is the iTunes link – can’t say I am much of a fan of requirement to use their app (or categorising me as Australian) but I do highly reccomend the audio book, beautifully voiced and a welcome reminder that people really are the sum of their experiences. Glass early life & subsequent travels & study is deeply inspiring…

Aerial Sheep

I’ve posted some stills from this before but finally got around to cutting together some of the video…
shot at Mt Posession Station with a DJI Phantom 3 drone

DAWN TO DUSK – The Waitakere Ranges

At last I can share the trailer for the short film project I have been working on for the last four months: DAWN TO DUSK – The Waitakere Ranges


The film is a commissioned short to screen at ARATAKI Visitors Centre, and shows a day in the life (and all of the life in a day) in The Waitakere Ranges Regional Park. For more info visit


Sound mix by Mike Hedges and colour grade by Damien McDonnell, at Park Road Post


Perfect Balance


forget the oxygen free directional audio cables, this is the ultimate audiophile stylus balancing accessory