Detritus 555



▶ Whip it!



▶ John Berger – Ways of Seeing 1972 on Youtube

▶ John Bridle – New Ways of Seeing 2020 BBC
Download at soundcloud



▶ Another rare studio/synth/GAS auction has just started at SphereMusic



▶ From studios to sound systems: Inside Jamaica’s reggae scene during ’75-’76



“I tend to consider the first 3-5 years of using a particular tool as working to get past the obvious.”

Quoting mmml from this eurorack-vs-buchla-vs-serge thread at llllines forum



▶ next do sixty times real size!



▶ The dangers of conflating the online world with reality



▶ dopplers!





Anakiwa in the rain




Fujifilm 35mm Natura Black 24mm/F1.9 lens with Fujifilm Natura 1600




Mailboat Trip



Great to see some of the scans from film I shot when i went on the Mailboat Trip, leaving from Havelock.




I was amazed to how close to the shore we stuck, as we headed out… Must be deep water!



Mussel Farm – Graphic Score prototype?







This house is on Forsynth Island, right out by the heads…
The cottages on the right can be rented… noted for next time


The most amazing part of the trip for me was near here… It was quite windy out here and after dropping off mail & goods to
the house above, we headed further into what looked like a huge empty bay… And the wind was blowing a gale out here!! I wasn’t quite sure why we were heading into here, but only as got right in close a hidden bay was revealed, with a brilliant ramshackle house with a jetty where a couple of fishing boats were tied up. The house and jetty etc was totally invisible until we close to it, and behind an outcrop it was quite sheltered. But on the rocky beaches surrounding the area were a whole bunch of ship wrecks! I had read of a company back in the 1900s that operated in this area, and would buy old ships and take them off somewhere to scavange them… And this was the place! I shot a bunch of XPAN & will post it…







Some archival photos of the ‘ship breaking’ yard at Whakatahuri here




CNC Router Frequencies



When I was in Oamaru at Parkside Quarry, I had no idea they also owned the largest CNC Router in the country – an Italian made CMM Zeda machine… So of course I recorded it, and one sound caught my ear at the time: when it powered down, most of the whines and harmonics decreased in frequency, but towards the end there was a set of frequencies that went up!
So while doing an RX pass it was very interesting to see the spectrum.

This is the GMM ZEDA 1600 CN2 5 axis CNC Router & Shaper:




Spectrum when switching on:



Spectrum when switching off:





Shiro Takatani, between nature and technology




“DUMB TYPE Shiro Takatani-Hazama of Nature and Technology” (2018 / France / 55 minutes / Japanese, French, English / English title: Shiro Takatani, between nature and technology / Distribution: Eurospace)
Director / Editor / Screenplay: Giulio Boato