My solo work took a back seat this month and December brought the completion and launch of a new project from Howlround (the analog tape duo featuring Robin the Fog and myself). The work, entitled “A Creak in Time” was a collaboration between Howlround and the filmmaker Steven McInerney. Shot entirely using analog film and props, the result is a rather unique and sublime work. The music was pressed to vinyl and is available from the Psyché Tropes label. Here’s a short extract:
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/190783970″>A Creak In Time Trailer</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/psychetropes”>psyché tropes</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Later on in the month, Howlround played at the marvelously fitting Brunel Tunnel
Museum, in the gloomy and dark Grand Entrance Hall. The event, organised by Goldsmiths’ Embodied Audiovisual Interaction and LCC’s Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice group, featuring musicians and filmmakers performing experimental works in the huge space. Of particular note was the always inspiring, Lee Patterson, who I have not seen play in many years. His table of modified electric toothbrushes, effervescent salts and dozens of contact mic’d detritus was the star billing.