Monthly Archives: April 2012
I have spent the last few days with Jack Durtnall going round London trying to find nice places to record. Here is a little collection of what we did. The promised videos are also on their way.
If you like what you hear ( I most certainly do ) please follow his Facebook page!
First of a three/four episodes series of Jack Durtnall playing around London.
This video was shot on Embankment bridge on the 10 April 2012 and features Jack’s song ‘Come to me’
If you like his music please go to his website and listen to more: facebook.com/jackdurtnall And better, he is playing tonight at the Regal Room (above The Distiller’s pub) in London at 8pm. Come down and listen to him.
On the 7th April a little icon to the top left side of this page said ( and is still saying ) “it all begins; here we go”. On that day I did the first of a series of recordings part of the Record and Ride project. The two first artists were Simon Batten and Rosie Caldecott.
We recorded under a bridge I’d spotted a few months ago which I thought had interesting acoustic properties. When you shouted you had a series of very distinct echoes which slowly faded into a strange reverb. It sounded very much like a spring reverb! What I thought would be nice was that for the effect to be triggered you need to produce a sound above a certain volume. Thus, you could more or less control the effect to suit your music.
However, what I forgot to consider was that there was water under the bridge! From my first visit, I remembered that there was only a little trickle of water but last Saturday there was a full blown river! The water made a tremendous amount of noise which then echoed under the bridge.
Rosie and Simon had to do their best to compete with the water’s cacophony. Simon just about managed but unfortunately I miss judged my microphone positioning for Rosie making her recording unusable… Anyways, don’t miss out on her music: http://soundcloud.com/rosiecaldecott.
Enough said, here is the video from last Saturday: