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 : )

mahri autumn’s- ri-solv – released

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My first album ri-solv under the project name Mahri Autumn is now officially OUT ! Available in Mp3 format for download (as a gift but feel free to donate so i can do more) Available at CD Baby in hard copy and Mp3 form and also at I tunes. If you know me you can also just grab a copy from me. (That’s if you are old fashioned like me and like to hold things in your hand.) It comes with a 16 page booklet. Click here to go to Audio Narcissist which I have set up to distribute my music (and maybe some other peoples as time passes). There are also videos and bios, photos etc at www.mahriautumn.com

There are two more releases in the wings and about 20 in my mind so………. here begins….. release… release…. release… release

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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more photos go to my flikr site

Ruth Allen’s 4D

DYNAMIC GLASS INSTALLATION 4D

Excellent to reconnect with talented and visionary glass/installation artist Ruth Allen this month through an installation at the Frankston Arts Centre in Melbourne. I have sent down 3 sound pieces which will be pumped out onto the streets of Frankston. Two are old pieces written for other projects but which suit the nature of the work and one was designed especially for this installation using sounds made by playing various bits of Ruth’s glass work. Here are some snippets of the sound.

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For more information on Ruth Allen’s work go here.

You can also see some video snippets of our previous collaborations under the name GENERATE with dancer Tammy Meeuwissen. Look under video section for “the dome” & “SKIN-LESS” here. It is a flash site with video and audio documentation of my collaborative cross artform work 1998-2008. It takes a few minutes to load but its interactive and fun to explore.

It has always been a delight to collaborate with Ruth Allen as her mind is a fire of ideas and she is a powerhouse in terms of manifesting the unlikely verging on impossible. Working with her creatively is working magic. Bringing the underlying beauty, asymmetrical complexity and resonance of the world to the fore for all to see. She also introduced me to Buckminster Fuller whose ideas and work have always been a great inspiration for us both.

We will be doing a “meet the artist” event on the 21st of February. Love Melbourne!

Markus Kuchenbuch

Last month met a wonderful musician/flute player/performer/dancer/choreographer Markus Kuchenbuch. A chance meeting at a friends house alerted us to the fact that we have similar creative interests : Improvisation combining rhythm, drums, singing, movement, dance and melodic instruments : Improvisation which draws on everything and nothing we have ever heard or imagined: Improvisation which frees the mind from the inanity and insanity of day to day existence and places the musician and the willing listener within eternity – where somehow the only reality is the relationship between melodic phrases and rhythmic beats – total absorption in communication through sound patterns. He lives in Berlin and so 2 weeks after we met he returned to the winter of his Berlin. Fortunately before he left we managed a recording session where we captured some of the potential of our collaboration. He has invited me to Berlin for some recording and performing which, funds permitting, will happen sometime over the next 12 months. Here is a snippet from our recordings : mmweb