The Science of Creativity, with David Byrne

“Neil Tyson explores art, science and creativity with the help of musician and Talking Heads frontman David Byrne. Providing backup are cognitive scientist/pianist Dr. Mónica López-González, composer/programmer Prof. David Cope, and co-host Maeve Higgins, with a guest solo by Bill Nye.”

Macro H2O





A shower of rain passed through this morning, which my garden appreciated…
shot with Canon 5DmkIII and EF100L macro lens

Detritus 373


▶ great interview with Alessandro Cortini


▶ useful directory of audio podcasts


▶ if you work with sampled orchestral instruments this PDF is an invaluable read


▶ heh, the radicalization of luke skywalker



▶ “I believe in having a huge dirt pit that goes down to mother nature, which reduces pit ‘thumpf,’
– guess the foley artist?


▶ interesting idea: “speaker.motion is a mechatronic loudspeaker interface for dynamic manipulation of sound directionality in electroacoustic music. Driven with a stepper motor and servo, speaker.motion offers the user access to both pan and tilt parameters allowing for an extensive range of potential directions.”
– by Bridget Johnson


▶ “Four fault lines that are reshaping the audio landscape” – an interesting read, especially for podcast producers…



▶ “Countless artists from Van Gogh to Modigliani never got to enjoy their legacy’s fame and fortune…”
– broke youtube/instagram/social media ‘stars’ compare themselves to Van Gogh? whatever…


▶ I think its probably wise that drones must be registered in USA, and suspect it wont be long until the same happens here… but oh the irony


▶ great long exposure Street Photography by Martin Roemers


▶ I just installed Justins/The Cargo Cult new delay plugin: Slapper & wow!!!
Instant gratification – I got a multi tap quadraphonic delay pattern running in it & totally zoned out for an hour – highly reccomended (if in doubt, grab the 30 day demo & try it!)


▶ and here endeth detritus for the year….




Monkey puzzle tree



“looks more like Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk Is pine) than A araucana (monkey puzzle).” – thanks Luis A. Apiolaza @zentree

HISSandaROAR Xmas Presents


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Erbe Verb


Wow – just four days, from when I ordered the Make Noise Erbe Verb module from Clockface Modular in Tokyo, until it was handed to me by local courier in Plimmerton, New Zealand – that is dangerously fast!! I am used to waiting patiently for a week or two for such things to arrive – even when I’ve bought modules from Australia!
The Japanese postal system certainly makes NZ Post seem pretty basic – in Japan you can choose a time for delivery of goods, including after work & into the evening… Great to see they are also super efficient with international post!




Perfect way to finish work for the year – mixing a short animated film at Park Road Post


Managed to finish with enough time for an epic game of ping pong,
Rerecording mixer + Sound Designer 1, Director & Composer 0