Interview with Pop My Mind, 2016

Interview with Oliver Squirrel of Pop My Mind, having won an Invention Award on the platform.

“Pop My Mind caught up with musician, composer and sound engineer Liam Talyor in order to delve deeper into his award-winning upload to popmymind.com entitled “Waves Sonification”. What to know what sonifications are? This is the place to start!

Check out Liam’s winning piece at www.popmymind.com/content/184

Pop My Mind is a fantastic collaborative arts platform, which I have the great honour of contributing to and being inspired by for several years now.

 

Creating Music With Found Sounds for Inflated Inspirations

Inflated Inspirations is a collaboration between Pop My Mind and VIP Balloons, which is an installation of Balloon Art, telling the story of Pop My Mind. The installation was hosted by the Waterfront Gallery, part of the University of Suffolk, in Ipswich during the Summer of 2017.

I was invited to the event’s build days to record audio, and create a musical piece out of the resulting samples.The resulting piece if the video below.

 

 

 


 

If you’re the kind of person who’d like to know about how this music was made, (i.e., a cool person), then you can watch the video below.

 

In this behind-the-scenes / how-to video I talk about manipulating found sounds to create music and specifically how I achieved this for Inflated Inspirations.
Other topics include:

  • Creation of instruments using samples and Kontakt;
  • Granular synthesis with Padshop Pro;
  • Sampling with Battery;
  • Automation of instruments and FX in Cubase;
  • Colouring sections in Cubase to aid workflow.

 


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