Saturday, March 27, 2010

three to four

On a quick visit to London last week I managed to catch up with Jonathan's underground wind-harp installation: three to four. A wind-harp is placed on the roof of The Foundry and the sound then fed down into a resonator in the basement with coloured lights determined by the harp's output projected onto the walls.

The sound is a mixture of the harp itself, plus the vibrations of the building and it's affected by both the weather conditions and traffic and so on going past. Luckily for me it started raining heavily while I was there, which gave a kind of steel-drum symphony with a touch of glissando effect...

You can have a listen to a short recording here, or get the coloured lights as well with this short film.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

City Lights

It dried up a bit later on...

Going Under

It was so wet tonight that I had to swim to the Scottish Writers' Centre workshop at the CCA...

As experiments go, it hasn't turned out too badly. If I look a wee bit distorted this is because not only is it extremely difficult to photograph yourself in the dark, illuminated only by a torch, while hanging upside down from the bed, it is also deeply unpleasant. I am now even more grateful to Morag for modelling for the earlier set of underwater photos...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New to the Herd

Not long after the photos in the entry below were taken, the bump  transformed into Matthew!

"Drat, I had thought it would take the paparazzi longer to find me..."

Andrew was quite taken with the new arrival...

...despite his seemingly bizarre refusal of a crisp.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

32 Miles to Breakfast

Some of the shots I took of 32 Miles to Breakfast at the weekend for their new EP which is coming out soon.

Monday, March 08, 2010


I was out at Drumpellier Loch today and spotted some weird waterfowl...

Plus one of the normal sort...