4 Years of OscilloScope

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This week marks four years since I started Oscilloscope, a monthly event focusing on experimental electronic music. I’m currently writing this as Wales in under lock-down due to the Covid-19 pandemic and as such, any form of gathering is impossible.

Over the last 4 years we have been completely voluntary and survived on donations of time, energy, talent and even sometimes performance space. It has been an amazing experience. With a growing team of organisers, an supportive and articulate audience and performances over 50 different artists from at least 12 different countries producing genuinely world class work, I am truly humbled.

I could go on singling out highlights and kindnesses, but that would seem to neglect those that did not get mentioned, and perhaps I will return at a later date to update this blog and expand on some of those memories. However at this stage I think that the double bill of streaming that was put together with next to no budget and a lot of goodwill for the anniversary double bill on the last day of June and and the 1st of July 2020 speaks for itself.

Thank you to all in these videos of the two live streams from 30/6/20 and 1/7/20; but also a massive thank you to all those involved in the 4 years leading up to them.

Stay safe and enjoy!

OscilloScope 4th Anniversary Event Day 1
OscilloScope 4th Anniversary Event Day 2

A binaural mix…

This is me dipping my toe into the world of binaural mixing of electroacoustic music…

so please do wear headphones to listen to this otherwise it will sound awful 🙂

Jackdaws was written for the first Blinc Digital festival (situated in Conwy, Wales U.K.).

It was originally made in four channel (quad) surround sound and was designed to compliment the visual work of Helen Booth and poetry by Rhys Trimble see cmd.co.uk/?attachment_id=280 for more details.

This mix has been made to go on headphones and is my fist proper venture into the field of binaural mixing, so any feedback (especially on the spatialisation) would be appreciated.

Thanks to Lorenzo Picinali for helping me into this insane 3D sound world.

I hope you enjoy it:)

P.S. having listened back to it I made a mistake in the coding you may or may not notice a hole in the middle of the mix, once I get onto a computer were I can sort this I will. Sorry, call me picky, but!