I was honoured to be commissioned to provide this essay for the re-launch of the NZ online journal Soundbleed. The essay seeks to contextualise the Auckland non-idiomatic free improv group Vitamin S.
Happy to be collaborating with the amazing Sarah Burrell on this installation project at the old gun emplacements at Fort Takapuna near Devonport on Auckland’s North Shore.
October 24-30, 2022
Running daily from 12-6 pm
Details here: https://www.sarahburrell.com/projects/soundingpublics
Please join us to mark the opening of Woodburner, a new installation by Colin Woods based on materials sourced during a house-sit at Broad Bay on the Otago Peninsula.
Woodburner is an audio and video installation by Colin James Woods, based on materials sourced during a house-sit at Broad Bay on the Otago Peninsula. Using sound as a class of found object, he has enhanced and transformed the recordings and diffuses them using his newly upgraded Programmable Interactive Speaker array (PiSA) to create an enveloping soundscape over 12 channels with video created from images of the flames. Inspiration for the piece comes from Colin’s visceral enjoyment of the ritual of lighting and tending the wood burning stove, and how it reminded him of lighting the open fire in his parents’ home back in Belfast. It also references Iannis Xenakis’ influential 1958 work Concrét PH.
My Programmable Interactive Speaker Array featured in the last day of the fantastic A Room That Echoes festival organised by the Audio Foundation. Works were diffused on this 12-channel apparatus by Malcolm Riddoch (Christchurch) and Andrew McMillan (Auckland) and the event closed with a performance of my own semi-aleatoric piece Pentatonix.
Full festival details here: