I am so happy to be starting my Artists Residency in Little Huia! When I lived in Auckland in the early 90s I used to occasionally drive out here at weekends and go for a ride on my mountain bike… so it was the best kind of deja vu to load up my 4WD and head north
My first night in Little Huia! I was listening to some music and noticed this strange accompaniment, stopped the music and realised it was a ruru/morepork! A quick check outside and sure enough there are some moreporks not far up the road. So I decided that will be the first native bird species I record, such an evocative call with beautiful sparse timing… Batteries on charge!
My house is literally across the road from the beach
Dawn – the sun streams into the house in the morning
This is a wide shot taken from the look out in Huia, showing the heads of Manukau harbour.
My house would be the one on the very right side of this photo, with the red roof
Studio set up & functioning!
24 hours to unpack, sleep & then repack…
FWIW the interior of a 4WD is a far better physical constraint than that of checked/excess baggage!
Fuji X100s pix from today, 26th October 2013
Along with 2 months of bills, my POBox also contained the hardcore edition of the documentary I Dream of Wires by Robert Fantinatto & Jason Amm
extended cut DVD…. AND batteryAcid eurorack module!
considering my modular synth is in storage until Xmas this dvd is going to be my fix for the next two months! but i have thought quite a bit about this already & started to document, conceptual patches? or something, ideas… knowing the map isn’t the territory, just as the score isn’t the music… will try to evolve & document patch ideas, but….
its the sound that steers the ship!
I know we who live here, grin & bare it… but unless you are on the surface of some gas planet methink molecules just aren’t meant to move this fast (i say this after landing in a white knuckle northerly)
I guess it breeds the thinking of ‘if i can survive this, then anything is possible!!!’ but holy cheese balls!!! In the taxi from the airport we were being passed by cardboard boxes from someones oven, ten foot off the ground!
white caps in the harbour? ah wellington, how does the saying go: ‘you can’t beat it on a good day’ – the marketing dept. just happen to leave out the bit about there only being three good days per year…
Fuji X100s pix today 25th October 2013
shot October 24th, 2013 with Fuji x100s somewhere up there