Monday, 7 July 2014

re: cycling

On the day that the Tour de France rolls into Londres... for £1 (85p for members) you can watch Green on the Horizon on BFI Player. It's there as part of a cycling collection which also consists of things like Ridley Scott's first film, Raleigh advertisements, and 1940s cycling safety films, among many others.

Last night I caught Velorama on BBC Four (available on iPlayer for another six days), which is a peculiar compilation of extracts of cycling films from the BFI archive, directed by Daisy Asquith, threaded through with an odd contrived narrative, driven by music from an unlikely coalition of Bill Nelson and Chumbawumba, which sounds like library music from a parallel universe ruled by Robert Fripp.  

Monday, 27 January 2014

WMA part 5

Monday, 23 December 2013

he's a Christian man because he's doing what he can, because he's doing what he can he's a Christian man...

I made this song last week following an open invitation by Richard Sanderson to create something responding to his album Air Buttons, which would then be collected into a complementary collection. I looped a section of one of his tracks, added some mouth percussion sounds, recorded myself singing a little lyric, and added a sample from Dear Black Eyes by Slim Doucet for good measure. The lyric was inspired by a conversation I had recently with an ordained Anglican minister, about his responsibility in an ostensibly secular community for helping people with matters of spirituality, whatever their own beliefs.

Richard has now compiled the responses, the astonishing number of 46 tracks, as the free download Button Box

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

WMA part 4