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Grew, Blezard and Simpson live at Open Circuit March 14

Posted in Electronic Musik, free improvisation, gigs, live music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2014 by electronicmusik

Here’s a lovley short film shot by Phil Powell of a performance I did with Shaun Blezard and Stephen Grew at Open Circuit in Ulverston in March 2014.

New Noise Research track on Soundcloud

Posted in Electronic Musik, Electronica, Experimental Music, Home Made Instruments, Noise Research, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 21, 2011 by electronicmusik

I’ve posted a new Noise Research piece on Soundcloud.
The piece was constructed using layering techniques with a music concrete ethic. It’s intended for a short film in the near future which will use public domain footage from the 1950’s. Only one sound source was used throughout. The Noise Research Soundcloud is set to allow you to download the piece.

Go to Noise Research Soundcloud here

Review of the works of Noise Research and Bacillus on WTF Music

Posted in blog, Electronic Musik, Electronica, news, Noise Research, Sound Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 2, 2011 by electronicmusik

One artist (UK based Ian Simpson), two pseudonyms. Bacillus and Noise Research.

In the albums of Bacillus, long sweeping sound panoramas drift on through suspended moments.

We travel through oceans and float above the waves, we dive through forests, sit in stillness,
then run through the trees, zig zag, return, lift up, and rustle through treetops. We enter abandoned factories inhabited by ghosts who slowly and imperceptibly wind up the machinery to unleash their rusty groans, the power flickers on and off, wind blows through, rats scurry by. We are teleported into alien crafts and hear the telepathic language of beings who exist in the rift between dimensions. Spinning, low glow in darkness, traveling at immense speeds yet simultaneously stationary,we watch ages of history roll beyond to the tune of cybotic angels’ voices. We walk down endless train tunnels, a barely comprehensible woman’s voice reading off nonsense through the intercom system, fields of crystalline rainbow flowers, priest mages in long dark robes, faces shrouded, reciting incantations through the electricity in their fingertips, as they walk in circles, foreign planetary habitats.

In the music of Noise Research, we enter the sounds, into the realm where sonic vibrations and electricity merge.

The sound of pulses cycling through a circuit, different switches, amplitudes, wave forms, feedback loops of micro-frequencies, the static chaos of twisted frayed wires sending the signal in all directions, back around, splitting, joining, leaping, and dying. A magnetic tape, wrinkled and warped, speed erratic, blurbing through vaguely recorded sounds, the synthesizer’s guts revealed and subtly prodded, radio waves, sent through space, into satellites, bouncing between towers, striking antennae, all in a moment, the echoes of deep space emulated in the trans-dimensional winding of strings and quarks.

WTF Music

WTF Music Website

BC9 arrived today

Posted in blog, Electronic Musik, Electronica, music technology, news, synthesizers, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2010 by electronicmusik

My Chimera Synthesis BC9 arrived today and very nice it looks to ! Will test over the next few days and post a video up on here.
Just a picture for now then …..

Chimera Synthesis BC9