Sunday, 15 December 2013


Just dug out an old artist statement from 2008. Good shit! Here for posterity!;

An experiment to turn found objects into electronic sound generators, that allows non-intuitive, accidental and unpredictable output patterns.
The creative product is intended as an audio visual physically responsive installation, encouraging visitors to see, hear, feel, play and ultimately become a part of the machine. Unintentional modulation is expected, with the machine responding to temperature, background noise, physical interaction  and RF interference.

To modify and creatively destroy that which society finds redundant. Old toys, broken radios, unwanted televisions and the detritus of forgotten industry, is shaped and re-worked into generators of other-worldly noise. The humble childrens toy transformed into a subharmonic generator, the 60's lifestyle sunlamp into a freeform morse jazz machine, the bakelite radio into noxious metal audio conductor. All this, and more, is possible with the broken mind and happy heart.
Childrens electronic toys with complicated microprocessor brains are reduced to random phoneme creators.Unbelievable noise and new levels of control are created by applying basic electronic circuits and logic to random noise and non-intuitive home made and creatively modified found objects. Tactile surfaces, levers and knobs, light and radio frequency (RF) sensors bring those that play into the movement often referred to as 'anti-theory'
The devices become chance music creators with or without human intervention. The introduction of skin resistance, bio electrical signals and the casting of shadows introduce the idea of a human interface, did I just do that?
To allow hi tech osmosis, processors and hard disks are used as radio frequency modulators, infra-red remote controls reborn as random burst noise sources and  digital errors and the failing compression algorithm used as both vision and audio sources, each influencing the other, like reciprocal friends locked in a feedback loop of ever increasing emotion.

One day we will be forced to make do with junk, broken toys and hi-tech detritus. Some people will have a head start.

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