Project Anywhere (DroneMix)

The November, December, and the upcoming January 2019 broadcasts of Itinerant Mind are completely devoted to concluding our work on The Grid for Project Anywhere. We will post about and discuss each program separately beginning here.

The urban focus of The Grid has been centred on three very different urban conurbations London, Sydney and Chongqing while the outcomes of the project have been broadcast on Wave Farm WGXC 90.7 FM in New York. Each of these three final Project Anywhere broadcast’s has one of these cities as its sonic focus

November’s iteration of Itinerant Mind begins the triology with Sydney and the proposed emphasis on the drone as a sonic form.

In our collection collecting and broadcasting of material for the Project Anywhere work “The Grid” we have for the most part kept the material separate in that it has not been mixed in any way – just played as raw data, drones, field recordings, conversations and improvisations.

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As this project draws to a close, the November broadcast “Project Anywhere (DroneMix)” marked the first of several where our Project Anywhere content taken from the cities and streets of Sydney, Chongqing and London is coalesced into a whole work in itself. Although you will hear material from all three sites throughout the emphasis in this mix is the drone – the Sydney component of The Grid project.

For more info on this project visit: https://www.projectanywhere.net/the-grid/

 

 

The things we left out [Project Anywhere]

Over the time Morrad+McArthur have worked together, we have accumulated a huge archive of recorded online interactions and improvisations. Although in producing Itinerant Mind each month we have sometimes included fragments of our conversations and other incidental moments, much of what happens in and between the improvisations is not used or is “curated out”.

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Our broadcast for October 2018 “The things we left out” was a dense sound collage that mashes together layers of previously discarded or left out edits, conversations – often around making plans, discussing strategy, trying to connect, mistakes or other malfunctions.

This is juxtaposed alongside or layered over new improvisations and drones for Project Anywhere, parts of our recent album, and excerpts from Annie’s recent Mansions of the Future performance “ Reaching Zero” with General Practice co-founder Nick Simpson. Others who make brief appearances in the mix include our regular guests Fouad el Baidouri and Ross Oliver.

Direct link to the archived broadcast.

 

Panic Attack / Oscillate [Project Anywhere]

We have almost completed our second album “Shadowed” which will come out on as a digital download and CD in the near future (no release date yet).

We have been working on new material and posted a few pieces to our Soundcloud page for The Grid...


Our first CD A Cycle of Slight Movement” is still available as a digital download from our Bandcamp site where you can find our discography of digital releases.

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Image: Cover of our first album

 

Different Rooms [Project Anywhere]

Have you checked out Wave Farm? Residencies, artist experiments with broadcast media, a study centre, Transmission Arts and Experimental Sound programming around the clock, a Media Arts Grants program – it’s pretty cool.

May 19 we are on at 11:00am Eastern US time with our monthly program Itinerant Mind. This month is a mix titled “Different Rooms”.

Check out the Standing Wave Radio Scheduling for Saturday here and the WGXC Schedule here.

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This month’s Itinerant Mind draws on and highlights the different facets of our research and practice bringing together our Project Anywhere program with spoken word pieces from London about London, and field recording from China and Sydney, telematic improvisation, a more refined version of the composition Restless (we played a very raw telematic version last month), and some rhythmic pieces we have begun working on.

You can listen back  to the broadcast here…

Restless [Telematic videomix]

This mix of the Morrad+McArthur composition Restless was recorded live over the internet and aired on Wave Farm radio Saturday April 18 2018. The video was cut for our contribution to a symposium of artistic process and practice at Bath Spa University. The symposium is staged simultaneously with the exhibition Documents, Alternatives (#3) at BSAD gallery at Bath Spa University, which is open to the public 20th April – 1st May 2018. The exhibition and symposium are part of the Alternative Document, a project by Dr. Angela Bartram, Associate Professor and Head of Arts Research, at University of Derby.

Itinerant Mind has a new timeslot on Wave Farm

Itinerant Mind has a new timeslot on Wave Farm. Hear us three hours earlier from this month – We’ll be playing our mix of improvised telematic noise at 11:00am Eastern US time every third Saturday of the month. That’s good news for listeners in Australia.

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Listen back to this month’s broadcast of Itinerant Mind on WaveFarm Radio WGXC90.7 FM by Morrad+McArthur which aired on April 21. “Telemosis” takes in live and telematic improvisations, work related to our involvement with the most recent Documents, Alternatives (#3) symposium and exhibition in Bath, and some of our ongoing Project Anywhere research outputs.