Just to let you know that the In The Mix Hack Weekend has been rescheduled for the beginning of June- more info coming soon.
I’m working with MadLab and a colleague at Manchester Museum, Steve Devine (New Media Officer) to organise ‘In The Mix Hack Weekender’ which will be happening Friday 17-Sunday 19 May! If you are a sound hacker, audio producer, or developer who’s keen to play with Manchester’s richest auditory dataset, then come down! Click here for more information about the event. To book onto this free event, then click here.
In the Mix was featured in this month’s UniLife (The University of Manchester’s monthly magazine) as part of a series of features profiling ‘Investing In Success’ projects. Investing in Success is £1 million initiative to boost staff development at University of Manchester. Read the feature here:
Listen to the soundscapes that Huw has created for Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Museum and John Rylands Library on Soundcloud!
Here are some fantastic photos taken by photographer, Richard Manning:
Here are some videos taken during ‘Bunford & Kashiwagi in the mix’. Enjoy!
For the Bunford & Kashiwagi…in the mix, I will be re-appropriating my records with all sorts of materials from each venue’s conservation departments, including leather shavings, gold leaf, net, rubber shavings, Japanese tissue papers and non-slip rubber!!! At each performance you will be able to see these materials, find out how and why they are used in conservation practices, see how they have been used to re-appropriate records and also listen to how they change and distort the sounds, when applied to 78rpm shellac records!!
So, I have been starting to experiment and have some discovered some remarkable sounds, including the sound of playing a record and using Funori seaweed as a stylus!
Funori is 100% seaweed and is used primarily for repairs of old works on paper or textiles. By adding Funori to boiling water and stirring well produces a sticky substance and because the adhesive is weak, it will not damage original pieces. Listen to the algaerhythms!