interactive sound

Artist Residency at the Morrab Library, Penzance Part 2

Morrab Library came to life. The Morrab Library is in the Morrab Gardens, amid the subtropical palm trees and plants that thrive in milder climates. Every writing desks upstairs faces the windows. The lush green colours of the foliage, the birdsong coming through the windows, and sea views make you want to dream and drift. It is a tranquil place, safe, warm and welcoming. Downstairs, the entrance, the reception and

Let it rip – a tribute to Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Audio reactive video and sound installation – projector, computer, MaxMsp, microphone, loudspeakers, October 2021 In October 2021 the Newlyn Society of Artists celebrated the 125th anniversary with a landmark exhibition at Tremenheere Gallery, near Gulval, Penzance. The brief for the show was short and sweet: find inspiration from our prestigious history and create some work. Let it rip – The title of the work was inspired by the words of

Your words are like music to my ears – Project idea

I am working on an idea for a project. Take the human voice, convert it into MIDI notes, synthesise the frequencies and you get something like Your Words are Music to my Ears. It does what it says on the tin – at least that’s the theory. The image above shows a tiny mock-up for an installation. The white object and centre piece of the work is an oversized elongated

Movement to MIDI – making music and Alzheimer’s

Mid December 2020 I was invited by a longstanding friend to work with her partner Lou. At the age of 60 she suffers from a rare type of Alzheimer’s which left her visually impaired and severely affected her speech. Music and gently moving to rhythms are the two things she enjoys most. Over the coming year I will be working with her to develop interactive musical instruments that work primarily

Cultivator Cornwall – Professional Development Grant

Over the past year my work has been moving away from drawing and painting towards interactive media, sound and small installations. The process seemed painfully slow as I wrestled with the technology, mainly through trial and error, to make this transition happen. In June 2020 I successfully applied for a development grant from Cultivator Cornwall. The funds I received helped me to learn more about the two pivotal components of