Here’s what happened in July…
I had the pleasure of mastering the new Francis Plagne LP. Recorded and mixed by my good friend Joe Talia. It’s a great record and will be out sometime soon (on vinyl, naturally) via the good people at The Lost and Lonesome Recoding Co.
I also was fortunate to work with my old friend Matt Ridgeway on his new Winterpark LP. Winterpark has been an ongoing project of Matt’s for many years now, and continues to twist and evolve with Matt’s interests. As of writing this post the LP is out! You can listen to it. The record launch took place in a gallery where Matt asked some artist friends of his to create works that respond to the tracks. There are some pictures of the launch. And there’s always the Twitter for more Winterpark news.
Along with the guys at Electric Dreams, I worked on the music, sound design and dialogue for the Melbourne International Film Festival trailers. As usual, they are good fun! I think The Potato Peelers is my favourite of the two. Check them out for yourself below:
I got out to do some live mixing this month for Thymolphthalein, the monster ensemble lead by Anthony Pateras and featuring a superstar lineup of some fine avant and experimental musicians. Check out some of their form. We did two shows as part of the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, one feature night at the Melbourne Recital Centre in The Salon, and another supporting Kraut rock legends Faust at The Forum. Their LP on Editions Mego is a must have.
The 1st Semester of 2011 teaching at RMIT was wrapped up. I’m only taking a couple of subjects there this year – Audio Technology 1a in 1st semester and & Audio Technology 1b in 2nd semester. AT is a primer for working with sound and computers and is predominately focused on software as well as techniques relating to synthesis, sampling, sequencing and editing. We get into building tools as well later in AT1b, when we have a look a MAX.
This years Liquid Architecture festival stretches over the end of the month. In previous years festivals I’ve been pretty involved on the live mixing front, but this year I’m taking more a back seat with production duties and Marco Cher-Gibard is going to be mixing the shows in Melbourne and Sydney. Check the LA page for the list of artists for this years festival.
That is all for this month! Remember to follow me on Twitter for interesting stuff!