Collabavirus: Making Music in the Digital-Only World [Manchunian Matters]

I recently had a chat with with Ethan Davies for Manchunian Matters about a collaborative project run by good friend, and regular collaborator, Jay Plent. We talk about collaboration, trust and the virus.

Here’s a snippet:

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Those more au fait with binary code know the above tells an undeniable truth about the 2020s. It’s a truth that is becoming more evident to more people as every hour of lockdown passes, and one that could influence policy debate across the decade.

And that’s because the level of data exchanged grows exponentially: Zoom meetings feature hilarious backgrounds, Houseparty Friday drinks include digital parlour games, and Instagram live gigs throb with adoring teenage fans…”

Read more of Ethan Davies’ article on ManchunianMatters.com

Livestream Photoshoot – 8.4.20

Here’s a collaboration between myself and filmmaker/photographer Laura Elmer. Laura joined me to capture images during my recent DAWless livestream. This stream featured a bunch of sequenced loops and sampled hits, as well as a thumb piano. Here are some of our favourite images.

Here’s a peak at the camera kit. Laura used a Canon t3i DSLR, combined with a photography prism and star filter for some of the shots. Lenses were 50mm Prime and 55-250mm Telephoto by Cannon.

Below is a link to the livestream video – see if you can spot Laura! You can see what Laura’s up to on LinkedIn.

Income Diversity for Musicians

A new episode of the LTGuitarist Podcast, talking about ways we can maintain a reasonable income stream regardless of outside situations, global or local. Y’know, like the Coronavirus…

Listen on…

This episode was recorded during a livestream, which you can watch below. It’s like the podcas, but a bit more ramblie.

LTGuitarist Podcast

Oh my, I’ve finally gone and done it.

Today is the first day in several years where I’ve not deliberately uploaded a video to YouTube. In the name of diversification, I’ve created the LTGuitarist Podcast and the first episode is online now. I’m going to start by uploading slightly longer versions of the big interviews already on the YouTube channel, (so if you’ve seen them it’ll still be worth listening), the first of which is Dan Le Sac.

Listen on…

Beats with Crisps

Did you know you can bow a crisp? Nope, me neither. I found a project file from a few years ago where I was making music with Kettle Chips. Obviously that’s something I need to finish!

Below is the finished product from this livestream.

This project was broadcast live to YouTube, Twitch, Facebook & Twitter/Periscope via Restream.io on 02.03.2020