Detritus 210

> Have any of you lurkers ever attempted a 365 project? I’m thinking about doing it for 2013, but not to shoot a photo every day as per p365 or upload music/sound every day as per ubu but to do any of these things, i.e. release something new online every day for a year:
a photo, a field recording, a piece of music, a video, some writing…
Anyone attempted it? Was it fun or detrimental to your sanity?


MR-808 – mechanic drum robot from Sonic Robots on Vimeo.

“MR-808 is a replica of the famous 1980s electronic drum machine TR-808 – with robots playing the drum sounds…..” (thanks Tom)


> Retrobeat – cute retro beatbox for Reaktor (& a number of other great instruments & FX!)


> “The only thing people regret is that they didn’t ….”


> Exploring the impact Arvo Pärt’s piece for piano and violin Spiegel im Spiegel has had on people’s lives (warning: may put a tear in your eye)


> Quotestumbler “Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.” – Arnold Bennett


> And another: “To use fear as the friend it is, we must retrain and reprogram ourselves… We must persistently and convincingly tell ourselves that the fear is here–with its gift of energy and heightened awareness – so we can do our best and learn the most in the new situation.” – Peter McWilliams


Point Cloud from James Leng on Vimeo.

Photos & Process


> Do you know how R2D2 got his name? (hint: dialogue editors rule!)


silence: Shiro Takatani 120604 from shiro takatani on Vimeo.


> Are you sure your love of music/sound isn’t actually an addiction to ASMR? One symptom: “listening to certain soft or distant, and usually repetitive, sounds like a bouncing tennis ball, trickling water, or construction noises like tapping hammers.”


TORTURED CYMBALS from tim prebble on Vimeo.

First new HISSandaROAR library of the year, and its one that I have literally been recording for a year, as the starting point was the HISSandaROAR Xmas present last year! TORTURED CYMBALS will be released later this week – join the mailing list if you’d like to be notified of when its available…


5 thoughts on “Detritus 210

  1. Steve Hamann

    I attempted to write/record a new, finished piece of work every day in 2011. I made it to 90 days, and felt like I both had to stop and had little reason to continue at that point. The quality eventually suffers at such a rate, and I found I had no time to pause and rethink my approach to keep me from repeating myself. I did burn out a bit on writing music too, still haven’t fully recovered a year and a half later.

    That said, it was rewarding in many ways, especially for the first four weeks or so. If I had to do it again, I’d opt for the more varied make something/anything each day, although even then I’d expect a point at which the quality suffers and moves towards repetition. Truth be told, I’d only consider doing it again if I went with one thing a week, and focused on having that one thing be really good at the end of that week.

    I look forward to seeing what you come up with though.

    1. tim Post author

      Interesting, thanks Steve – I can see releasing music every day would do my head in, although releasing music more often is one of the aims (and by RELEASE I really mean FINISH) but having the option to do whatever I feel inspired to (take photo, draw etc) means the only constraint is the daily deadline to do SOMETHING which I think could be healthy & beneficial long term….

  2. Lee Rosevere

    I’ve often toyed with the idea of doing a daily thing, but quickly realized that it would be impossible for me, as it would rule every other creative impulse.. like if I wanted to work on something longer-form, I wouldn’t be able to do it before THIS daily thing would take all my time.

    I’ve experienced burn-out before with different projects, and I can also easily imagine after a couple of weeks, I would resent the fact I *had* to do something, and work on nothing as a result.

    A weekly thing is much more realistic.. but even that can feel like too much work, and that’s the last thing it should feel like.

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