Mesopotamia

went for a fly up the Rangitata River this afternoon

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nice spot for lunch

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new HISSandaROAR Library released: ELECTRO MAGNETIC FIELDS

Very happy to release new HISSandaROAR library of EMF – the early bird discount is increased to 50% due to our Birthday Sale starting in 2 weeks time (and I know I would be p+ssed off if I bought a library only to find it on maximum sale 2 weeks later) so please check out the new library and get your trigger finger ready for August 23rd if you’re interested in picking up any of our other libraries….

Lyttleton recce

Did a recce over to Lyttleton and accidentally shot a generic dub techno album cover!

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A really beautiful winters day, with snow on top of Banks Peninsula
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Looking across to Quail Island
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I tried to sneak up to this Pied Shag, ready to fire and… just mis-framed it!
Note to self, don’t zoom so tightly next time – just like recording sound leave some headroom!
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shot with Sony a6300 and Canon EF100-400L lens via Metabones Speedbooster

Revisiting Christchurch

Its always weird revisiting a city you grew up on, but even more so when the city has been rearranged in your absence by multiple large scale earthquakes… I spent yesterday racing around, doing recces for recording plus shot a test roll of Iktar 35mm film with my new Contax T2 camera… Will post some photos from it when I get the roll back from the lab, but one thing I really enjoyed wandering around Christchurch was how much new public large scale art has appeared:

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But you dont have to go far to come across void spaces….

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Saddest of all, the Cathedral still sits totally in limbo. Worst of all it must surely be disintegrating as it isn’t even covered to stop the weather doing more damage…

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shot with Sony a6300 & Zeiss Distagon Touit 12mm lens 7th August 2016

Super 8 test roll 1

Shot my first roll of Super 8, mainly as a quick test before shooting lots more… these are shot with Canon 1014 camera with TriX stock, developed & scanned by Reversal Cine Lab in Auckland

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Inland Kaikoura

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On my way South on a recording road trip, decided to take the inland road from Kaikoura as was keen to take some photos in the snow…. Unfortunately further up this road the snow got so deep I had to turn back, after helping a 2WD van that had got stuck! So beautiful how landscapes get transformed by heavy snow!

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Exhilerating, but a little too windy to fly my drone

Vanishing Point

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This old bridge over the Awatere River, near Seddon, was famous for being a shared traffic and train bridge, built in 1902 it was decommissioned in 2007…

shot with Sony a6300 and Zeiss Distagon Touit 12mm

What noises remain

What Noises Remains is an evening-length piece for percussion, electroacoustic sound, text, and video. Composer Peter V. Swendsen and percussionist Jennifer Torrence take as their starting point Shakespeare’s iconic play, The Tempest, to create a collaborative piece that is part archeological dig, part musical narrative…an expression of confinement, control, and ultimately, wonder.

Interview at RN here

Dyson Spectrum

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RX Spectrum from a Dyson battery vacuum cleaner!

Pico drumkit

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My Pico 8 voice drumkit just arrived, all the way from Latvia thanks to @EricaSynths – I got the programmer too, so I strongly suspect some EMF sounds are going to get loaded on to some of these – you can use CV to change samples, so could be very interesting for randomised rhythmic glitches! Great work fitting these on to 3HP, perfect for my Intellijel 7U portable cases….