At the start of this month The Soundfield Studio has had both Howard Shawcross of The Burger Kings, The Elks, and The Riptides and Simon Goodridge from The Burger Kings and Never Never laying down some bass and electric guitar on one of The Charisma Brothers tracks.
Congratulations also to Johannes Luebbers who’s track Ashes to Ashes (released recently on The Exquisite Corpse of Beethoven) which has won an APRA award for best jazz track. I was fortunate to work with Johannes as co-producer, co-mixing engineer, and sound designer for this track.
Decibel have also had their CD launch which has seen much success – this launch featured both their CD release Disintegration: Mutation featuring the work of Cat Hope and Lindsay Vickery (by HellosQuare recordings) and the book Audible Designs published by PICA. The CD has had interest on local radio – several of the tracks have been played during RTR FM’s Out to Lunch Program which is a real coo for New Music as they are often only played late at night in specialised programs like “Difficult Listening” on RTR FM or “New Music Up Late” on ABC Classic FM. Decibel have also been involved with their PICA concert program for 2011 – they have just completed their first out of this series to a sold out audience. The Alvin Lucier recordings by Decibel are also expected to be released in 2012 by an american label.
I have also been busy writing an article for the Australasian Computer Music Conference. I will be giving a talk and artist performance at the event in July. I am also working on preparations for the comedy production “Men in Chairs” for the Wild West Comedy Festival in May and the final stages of the new Pyromesh release.