Saturday, June 30, 2007

Exhibition in Vancouver

Friday, June 29, 2007

Vancouver Friday morning

Sunsuckers in their sexy see through raincoats installed at the VanDusen Botanical Garden.

I set up the Sunsucker installation today. As I was taking them out of the crate they started working even though there were some clouds blocking the sun. It was great to set them up outside in the garden. While I was 'gardening' curious folks kept asking questions. This was a good sign. Our group is basically invading the garden with odd electronic devices, robots, and strange machines so the early positive feedback while setting up felt good. The staff has been wonderfully positive and very accommodating. I've never had a chance to install them outside so the coming week is going to be very interesting observing the reactions of garden enthusiasts and hardcore gardeners to all our work. When the Sunsuckers were all set up they worked wonderfully!

road 3

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

road 2

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

road trip

Got off to a good start today with a 9 hour haul ending at Swift Current. Cool weather and not much traffic made for a great day of driving.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Live perfomance at In to the Music

Saturday July 21 1-2pm Winnipeg
Electronic Ambiances by Cheap Meat Dreams and Acorns
for your CD and record shopping pleasure at
In To the Music for their 20th Anniversary !
245 McDermot Ave .

I will be performing live in the store with improvised soundscapes and ambient noise.

Come on down!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Manitoba mud and kite sound experiments 2

After waiting for two weeks of rain and thunderstorms I was able to get out on a very fine day to test out a some new kites and some sound based electronics to use with them. The site where I 've been flying is the Winnipeg Floodway and I'm becoming pretty used to tramping through fresh mud while I am working on this project.

Three weeks ago I tested a prototype sound amplification sytem to amplify the sound of the kites towline vibrating in the wind.(pictured below) This time I tested another circuit and a more compact and tidied up version of the prototype. The fixed up circuit worked the best. So I'll build some more.

There's tons of work already done around this idea of making sound instruments with kites and wind with a long history of people doing this. Here's some links that are making me think. Kite instruments Whistling Kites Cambodian Kite-Bow