Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Colour Blindness

Some of you may know already and to others this may be a shock but I am colour blind, red, green and brown and quite common in men, it might be the reason I create black sculptures and shy away from colour in my work and it is certainly why I shied away from painting.  So this piece reminds me of all those colour blind test I have failed at, no I can't see a 7 or a boat or a whatever else one was meant to see, I just saw dots, so this sculpture makes me smile, it's black and there are no images to be seen, just holes and light and lovely it is too, any colour is the colour of the real world coming through the holes rather like  John Cages's silent piano piece 4.33.
I have been busy in the workshop and over the next few weeks some more pieces will appear, plus I now have two looper pedals and my sound work is developing along nicely as well and hopefully the announcement of a gig at the beginning of february, keep the first free in your diaries.
Happy New Year.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

More Movies and Echoes and Waves

Echoes and Waves has just been and gone at the Red Brick Gallery in Glastonbury, a showing of the 6 films made by Richard Tomlinson of me playing in various places around Somerset, at the gig I played live to accompany those films and from the response of people it went very well, although of course I couldn't tell as I couldn't see the relationship of me playing next to the film, live and digital.  I look forward to seeing the film of that one day soon.

Here in the meantime are links to the last three remaining films from that series, which means all are now linked on my blog for you all to watch at sometime.

In a rural church:        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGMIJPRrnes
In a wood:            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PRSC7a-guY
In a wood again:        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgHAbRF5q8E
I have also completed a new collection of music called 'Absence' which can be listened to via my soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/michael-fairfax
This is a departure from recent recordings as this is back to just me playing and the incorporation of some field recordings in my wood, all very interesting and certainly food for thought for new work.

I have also just started work on a new instrument today which I hope to complete soon and I am very excited about especially as it entailed hollowing out a log!  I shall keep you in suspense for a few days yet.