Betwixt : New album released

A compilation of instrumental works created for theatre, dance, film and installation works 2000-2010. Listen and buy from Bandcamp : ) Cleaning out the sonic cupboard feels good : )

samsara & soundcloud

I joined soundcloud today. Yet another way of finding, listening to and downloading music. I mean really.. it does my head in how many music sites there are now. Soundcloud seems kinda cool, i like the players. It seems i now have yet another cyber identity, my label self, Audio Narcissist. I shall write more on ideas associated with being an audio narcissist soon. A sonically obsessed intermediary between form and sound… Silently exploring the inner crevices of my sonic frequencies. There is something very visceral to me about the idea. The mythology and history of the Narcissus story fascinates me. Solo digital recording is the sonic equivalent to looking at your reflection in a pool. There is much to be learnt from sonic reflection. Oh and this track ( Samsara below) in many ways marked the end of the process of creating the album ri-solv. It is made up of the beginnings and ends of tracks and is a meditation on death, life, acceptance – gain and loss, beginning and end, dualities of all kinds are quashed in ri-solv. There is no more either /or in ri-solv. Samsara the concept of the wheel of life, the fabric of human reality, the veil of illusion… reflects a similar notion. Everything is as true as everything else. or not………but then… (just kidding) : ) Oh and if you like this track feel free to download it, embed it, torrent it, have your wicked way with it in which ever way you choose. i’ll be happy if you just give it a listen.
09 Samsara by audio.narcissist

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waiting for new york

One of my favorite musician/producers based in New York ( of all places could have been Bendigo or Brisbane even?) is doing some mixing of my song recordings. His name is Brian Siskind (aka Fognode) and he is a prodigiously talented artist, musician, producer, photographer. Check out his work here. You can buy an album on Itunes too, just search for Fognode.

It has been a surreal, exciting and challenging process already. Communicating with someone through the web without knowing them is….. weird. Transferring large files is troublesome. The mahri autumn project is very close to my heart and the result of way too much time staring at my own navel. Or intently listening to my own foot? My new term for it is audio narcissism. I guess I have created a web world and a creative entity ‘mahri autumn‘ who dwells there. To have a “real” person respond to that entity and now be tweaking “real time” in the “real world” to that entity on the other side of the planet….. perhaps not strange at all… but definitely challenging my ability to .. let go……… trust…..Hopefully I’ll have something to hear in the next couple of days!!!! Playing live today at Earth Fest in Sydney, rehearsing for IMAGO and sketching out a lighting plot… oh and working on an award application due in on Monday!