Posted by PH
on August 12, 2014
Another Private View this week, this time at the newly-refurbished Penarth Pier Pavilion. Becky Adams produces beautiful and painstakingly crafted miniatures steeped in sepia-tinged nostalgia. The very personal world they evoke has a warmth and sly humour that is entirely disarming. Lovely.
Last year I taught a module on the MA Creative Sound Production course at UWTSD. As part of the module students had to compose a short piece each week: I did one as well, money where your mouth is and all that…
This album is the result. An unusual experience insofar as:
- All the tracks were done to some outside brief. I didn’t choose to do any of them.
- All the tracks were done very quickly (usually in a couple of evenings).
- These were the first tracks I’d produced in nearly 10 years. I was on a steep learning curve myself.
Hugely enjoyable and very satisfying in an odd, oblique, way that even now I can’t quite pin down.
[You can track back on the blog—or search—and find posts describing the methods used to produce each of the tracks. If you're interested.]
Posted by PH
on July 15, 2014
This last Friday we were invited to a private view at Craft in the Bay to see (mainly) the Guest Maker show by ceramicist Lisa Krigel. Inspired in part by the documentary photography of Bernd and Hilla Becher, the work evokes a Bauhaus-like aesthetic without being in any way derivative. Beautiful and, yes, fully functional.