I started this blog in 2007. No one had heard of The Wire and I was making experimental films that a select few saw. My initial tagline for this blog was: 'I write concisely. always. I'm trying to improve this - however, sometimes few words work better'. Then I found Twitter. However, I still post here once a week, so feel free to comment or just to simply say hii.
London duo, Warrior One, are djing at The Pod, Dublin this Saturday night with Nic James. I decided to ask Irish-born, Warrior Eno, some questions.
A.M. -- How does London inspire you? Warrior Eno -- as a good friend once said to me "when your tired of london, your tired of life"
A.M. -- Warror One is a yoga position, do you have another favourite? Warrior Eno -- one legged king pigeon of course
A.M. -- What do you think of doing a film score for the film artist Anne Maree Barry? Warrior Eno -- i think its pretty exciting! have been a fan of her work for quite some time
Check out their sound cloud here. Eno has kindly given Together Forever as a free download - just click on the player. My personal favourite is their Foals This Orient, official remix. Listen below - epic.
I once worked as a bar tender at The Cork Opera House and The Half Moon Theatre. In 2002, my Fine Art BA Degree Show, contained 8 large scale black and white prints of an empty Cork Opera House. These were printed by myself, in the darkroom, at The Limerick School of Art and Design. I remember my eyes hurt for days.
Image of The Cork Opera House from my 2002 BA show
I made this vid for Nick V at Mad Decent a few months ago. I shot the footage in 2008, when Diplo was djing at The Electric Picnic Music Festival. Shot on my camera phone it captures the elation of being in a crowd and getting your mind blown by music. The edited footage goes really well with Nick's mix.
Dun Dun - Uzvaras Trissturis Nathan Fake - Narrier Das Glow - Cathedrale Marcel Dettmann - Viscous SIS - Break Down The Alps - Petals Booka Shade - This Is Not Time Solomun - Forever Para one - Kiwi The Caretaker - False Memory Syndrome
This is an OLD blend/bootleg that I put together on the decks circa 2006/2007. The former-man-about-Dublin-town, Skkatter, engineered and tidied it up. It's kinda girly and a bit hot - just like something I would make if I did this type of thing full-time.
Skkatter then went off to Berlin where he djs here and here . He is back in Dublin this weekend and playing at one of my favourite bars - The Bernard Shaw, on Saturday night. Download his Shaw Funk mix here- it's rather good.
If you did not get to see Rialto Twirlers at The LAB last month, you will now be able to see it once again, on the big screen. Rialto Twirlers (2010) is screening before the 'first film Mike Leigh should have made', Bronco Bullfrog (1969) at The IFI, Temple Bar, Dublin from June 11 - June 17.
Four decades after a fleeting initial release, one of British cinema’s great lost treasures returns to view, after the original negative was literally rescued from the bin at a film lab. Barney Platts-Mills’ debut is a soulful, unpatronising portrait of young peoples’ lives in East London’s transition from terraced housing to high-rise anomie, blending the authentic vibe of Shane Meadows with Mike Leigh’s deadpan wit. Developed out of acting workshops with local kids, it’s essentially an ill-starred romance between a welder’s mate and a schoolgirl – whose would-be posh mum’s disapproval sends them sheltering with his crooked, none-too-bright pal (the eponymous Bronco). Shot in crisp black and white, dressed in the latest Mod gear, it’s a poignantly familiar story of constrained lives, yet put together with a complete lack of dramatic fakery, totally believable performances from a largely non-professional cast, and an overall time-capsule feel that’s simply captivating. Notes by Trevor Johnston
IFI IRISH SHORTS
This screening includes Anne Maree Barry's Rialto Twirlers, 6 minutes, 2010
The last day of my exhibition Rialto Twirlers, The LAB, Foley Street is tomorrow. So, check it out if you haven't. I also became aware of a feature film in development, working title - Untitled Baton Twirling Project (2011) - it's star is Jessica Biel. So I presume it is a Bring It On type of affair. Anne Maree Barry - surfing the zeitgeist.
Below is an interview with Sunken Foal, aka Duncan Murphy, that is featured in Second Square To None. Second Square to None is a collective, whose aim is to provide a forum for experimental and noise music - as well as ambient, downbeat and electronica in Dublin.
In the interview, Duncan explains the rational behind the sound(s) he made, for my experimental short film 'Crag Hill'.
What are your reasons / motives for making music, and how you arrived at this style?
This piece was written as a soundtrack to a film by director Anne Maree Barry called "Crag Hill". One element of the narrative that stood out to me was the inability of the protagonist to decipher the water and wind surrounding her, i.e.: the rain. The film expresses the confused state of the character so this drove me to place her in an aural backdrop of water droplet configurations. I recorded 128 drips into various sized containers and then set about arranging them into different mathematical patterns. The drips could be cycled through consecutively at a varying range of rate up to note frequencies so that tonal timbres could be achieved and manipulated. These experiments were then convolved with a variety of recordings (impulse responses) which contained volatile but harmonic qualities. All of this was intended to echo the character trying to perceive the phenomenon of rain over the time it took to make the journey "home".
What sort of environment it is intended for (home listening, really loud in a meat lorry, or whatever!) / intended effect on listener?
The film is intended as a gallery piece but I played the soundtrack on my headphones while I was at mass last Sunday eating stacks of communion down the back of the church and it really worked.
What sort of equipment you use (e.g. computer, hardware, home made gear, circuit bent stuff etc.) do you use to make your sounds?
You know how while watching Bring It On (because your 16 year old sister and her giggling friends made you, and certainly not on your own, in the dark, at four in the morning on Megavideo) your sympathies lie not with the Kirsten Dunst cheerleader team of perfectly-groomed white bread pansies, but with the finger-snapping, shit-talking City of Compton girls? We've yet to have the pleasure of viewing Anne Maree Barry's Rialto Twirlers, a video exhibition of a majorette troupe from everyone's favourite LUAS stop, but we're fairly certain its subjects are about to join the Compton Clovers in our hearts. A collage of image, sound and music Rialto Twirlers is an experimental film-making project with a most substantial core - its socially explorative goals as intriguing as the process and presentation.
Rialto Twirlers runs from the 6th until the 29th of May at The Lab, Foley Street, from 10am - 6pm.