Archive for August, 2011
Started building the pepperghost today…lots of testing to do, but no room at Culture Lab, so the mighty GLOBE gallery have helped out big style… can’t thank them enough, they have also loaned me some exhibition walls which means great swaths of time and timber costs saved, because there’s no need to build a timber frame as originally planned.
Floor plan chalked out on floor…and then a horrible realisation that I’d just assummed one vital measurement …the ceiling height was an inch too short…
Luckily, Globe’s a bit maverick, some brilliant Globe volunteers got stuck in and we took the ceiling down
Some mint fellas
Basic structure up
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Yogi’s breath plays via mic and yogi’s movement triggers sounds and samples from an accelerometer.
The viewer’s breath triggers James Brown and The Magic Flames singing ‘Please, Please, Please’ sample. When the viewer stops breathing the James Brown sample stops.
Leo Tolstoy described music as the short hand of emotion this for me does it in a pop song barely a song at all. John Cooper Clarke described this song as pure emotion, a pre- deconstructed love song, all 100% emotion. Every instrument is a drum the only sustained melodic input comes from the response vocals of the Famous Flames.
Sticatoed, emphatic and percusive… James in charge whilst almost being out of control