may 18th-19th: field recording workshop, malmo, sweden

june 7th: invited speaker, sounding space symposium, Chelsea college of Art and Design, London

june 13th-20th: field recording workshop with Chris Watson & Jez riley French, Iceland

22nd june - 2oth august 2013: audible silence: the tate, sleeping and waking' - headphone piece exploring the hidden sounds of the Tate modern building, Tate modern, London

July 11th-14th: workshop, Alghero, Sardinia

July 15th-20th: jez riley french & pheobe riley law @ Stazione Topolo festival, Italy

september 6-8th: field recording workshop with jez riley french & chris watson, norfolk, uk - places available

october 4-13th: installation (room tones / littorals), Spazioersetti galleria, Udine, Italy

october 11th: resonant terrain walk, castletown, portland as part of the b-side symposium

november 23rd-24th: a quiet position: south hill park - 2 day field recording workshop

november 25th: individual tutorials + listening group presentation, Oxford Brookes Uni, Oxford

december 6-8th: field recording workshop with jez riley french & chris watson, norfolk, uk - places available

jez riley french - ‘instamatic: snowdonia’
a document of listening, simply
6 tracks focusing on fence wire recordings & listening to the wind
available as a limited edition, full size taiyo yuden cd mounted on an art card + additional postcard
Review by Daniel Crokaert from 'The Field Reporter' website:
In his Instamatic series, Jez riley French invites us to share his moments of fortunate listening like they are, without make-up nor intellectualizations, retouches or alterations of the source, except a careful selection and probably a bit of equalization…
A hike within some magnificent natural region of North Wales, namely Snowdonia, led Jez to look particularly into the wind, that wind which speaks to us, while sweeping at the same timeendlessly across ever changing landscapes…
that air which circulates, lifts, makes particles, objects and surfaces vibrate, suggesting their outlines and concrete features…
But, far more than a report about a physical truth, the work quickly switches over to the extra-ordinary, underlining a very personal way of experiencing, of giving another dimension to things, and our environment…
Vast palette of amplified metallic resonances of fences planted in the isolation of a still preserved nature…agitation, vibrations, ferruginous supplications…a whole universe stands out, and submits to the laws of another one…a unhurried play of echoes and reflections coming out of the insignificant, and which reminds us constantly that our perceptions are fluctuating, eminently subjective, and tributary of their “captation tools”, but that they can also be the starting point of unexpected emotions…
“There’s an aesthete within us all “ seems to be, roughly speaking, what Jez whispers to us.
Through his care, his methodical record, his sense of listening, the creation of his own range of microphones, Jez acts like a revealer, a non-standard intermediary…
“Snowdonia” succeeds in closing our eyes slipping us into a long travelling through shaggy herbs, dishevelled by an insistent breeze – a Malickian scene…
Just next to us, trembling & bending wires, streaking the rust tones of a jaded vegetation…pebbles shrouded in history shape long grey veins studding the country as far as the eye can see…in the faraway, the shadow of hills asleep, peaceful guardians of a permanent sight…
In our ears, clicks, muffled murmurs of cold metal, aeolian moan, all the tense sensoriality of the world…
“Snowdonia” ends up ringing like the name of a mythical place where one has rendezvous with the other-worldliness…that other-worldliness, disguised under common appearances, here finely caught, and alongside which we often pass by in total indifference…

Friday, 29 May 2009

Lee Patterson - 'Seven vignettes'

Lee Patterson - 'Seven vignettes' (sha07)

It's fair to say that a full length solo cd from Lee Patterson has been eagerly awaited by many.

1) 'Nine lucifers' - built from recordings of nine match burns

2) 'Springworks # 3' - a further example of Lee's work with small springs attached to his self-built contact mic'd springplate

3) 'Three hazelnuts burn' - Lee is well known for burning nuts & seeds - attached to specially adapted contact mics - & this track captures this side of his work to full effect

4) 'Butane, first movement' - close mic'd recordings of discarded lighters as they discharge thier contents & the sound of Lee's self-built Springrod instrument, played with an e-bow

5) 'From Formby Point to Gent' - combines sounds extracted from a large pinecone & contact mic recordings of a kettle & heating pipes

6) 'Butane, second movement'

7) 'Plateau # 1' - this last track comes close to Lee's live current live set-up: electric toothbrushes, Andrews liver salts in water filled wineglasses, springrods, springplate and amplified cd players alongside a recording of the studio's central heating system.

it can be obtained by sending an email to the labels owner, film maker & artist Luke Fowler at:

or by contacting:
sound 323

Most of those visiting this blog will be well aware of Lee's work already - whether you are or not I strongly suggest you take a look at this interview will Lee for Bagatellen here Lee has also been interviewed for the May edition of The Wire magazine. His work is always interesting (a better word would be 'good' !) & he's a nice chap too.
Lee can be found on the following discs:

Heatworks (with Ben Gwilliam) on New Acoustical Pleasures

live at Seeds & Bridges (with myself) - on engraved galss

Bouy (with Paul Vogel & Phil Durrant) - on Cathnor

for Hugh Davies (with Mark Wastell, Adam Bohman & Hugh Davies) - on Another Timbre

Springwork # 1 (split release with Alfredo Costa Monteiro) on Compost & Height

Terrain (with Graham Halliwell) on Confront
& his first full solo cd just released: 'Seven vignettes' on shadazz

& he also crops up on a few compilations & download only releases

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