Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Ditronics is an electric music course run by Warp to give their listeners an innovative and exciting way to experience music on the label.
The term 'Ditronics' is an amalgalation of the phrase 'Do-It-Together' and 'electronics.' The ideas behind Ditronics are that of a DIY nature, focusing on getting everyone involved and making their own music, from scratch. And learning how to do it together.
Each event will be a day long giving enough time to actually make something.
Each week could focus on something different, in a step-by-step order, building on previously learnt skills.
Potential projects for each week could include...
Soldering and making contact mics
Make simple speakers
Make synthesizers from old radios
Circuit-bend electric toys
Make your own circuits
Hack effects pedals, synths, samplers...
The sessions would be led by people in this field such as Brian Duffy (Modified Toy Orchestra), Nicolas Collins and John Richards (Dirty Electronics). Each week, they would be joined by a different Warp artist.
This is what I pitched to Warp for my idea about audiences experiencing Warp's music in a innovative and exciting way. The selection of images above show an example of a zine that could be given out at each of the events, helping people do the task of the session. it would then be something that they could keep and refer back to, to make a contact mic again, for example. The idea is that they have something visual infront of them that is not necessarily a youtube video tutorial. Maybe, not everyone has laptops infront of them when they're working on projects like this.
There is also a video that I made, which I will upload soon.
Please note that this is a hypothetical event that hasn't happened and probabely (unfortunately) won't happen.
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Thanks to Annelise at Area and Fused.com, I have an interview on the Fused website. So super stoked man!
Check my interview here: http://www.fusedmagazine.com/2011/03/29/brash-zine/#more-4861
or here, if that link aint working: http://www.fusedmagazine.com/2011/03/29/brash-zine/
Fused is an arts and culture magazine that's based in Birmingham, which is now an online magazine. Area is the spin off baby of that, which you can scout out if you in Birmingham.
Sunday, 13 March 2011
I'm currently doing a project that involves coming up with new ways people can experience music on Warp's record label. I've been having trouble with it. I won't bore you with details, but basically it got to a point that I wasn't actually doing any drawings, although I was doing other stuff and trying to work through the project, and so it felt like I wasn't sticking to my roots. I mean I am doing a fucking illustration course! Anyway, the last few days have been a lot more productive, drawing wise, and the last couple of posts show a bit of what I have been doing. I still consider myself in the early stages of this project, even though there is something stupid like under 2 weeks left, but I'm finally figuring out what the final thing will be, which I will post up once the project is finished.
Until then, enjoy these sketches of some more of my favourite Warp artists, that would, hypothetically, be at a hypothetical event that I'm trying to work out the hypothetical visuals and promotion for.
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Sunday, 6 March 2011
I've now decided to sell Brash 2 at £2.00 each, after all, it is a zine! C'mon, you can't argue with that! So come holla at me. Above is a risograph print from it.
Thank you so much for everyone who has bought one so far...'speshly those who used their beer money for a zine instead today, much appreciated :)