~night poetry~

The title track from the ‘night poetry’ collection. This one was composed on my dad’s old squeezebox at 3am and is a mixture of electronic & acoustic sounds.

night poetry 4.14

Composed using an old squeezebox, a bit battered & creaky, you can hear the air pushing in & out as I move it gently around. This track originated from ‘Helioglobe (Breath & Words)’ & has been floating about in various projects but never really settled. This is its fourth & final reincarnation.

“For those who do not sleep may discover within the stillness a certain kind of night poetry.”

Night poetry is the collected DIY electronic & sound experiments from scatterings & scribblings, discarded samples, homeless & lost sounds & unused vocal samples. Displaced & replaced. These tracks were assembled during the night & early hours & took on an identity of night poetry.

Composed & produced in a loft in Cornwall by Sky High Diamonds. All vocals by Sky High Diamonds except for the vocal sample in ‘Precious,’ which is by Rachel Gaskin – Whitrod.

December 2016.

~Splintering~

Splintering 2.10

 

The scattered remnants of the wine glass tunings from 2015 that formed the backbone and concept for ‘Sounds Like Porcelain,’ these recordings are still rattling around, inspiring & squeezing their way, very occasionally, into various projects. I like these as isolated pockets of sound.

Night poetry is the collected DIY electronic & sound experiments from scatterings & scribblings, discarded samples, homeless & lost sounds & unused vocal samples. Displaced & replaced. These tracks were assembled during the night & early hours & took on an identity of night poetry.

 

Composed & produced in a loft in Cornwall by Sky High Diamonds. All vocals by Sky High Diamonds except for the vocal sample in ‘Precious,’ which is by Rachel Gaskin – Whitrod.

 

December 2016.

~Fragmenting~

Fragmenting is 1/5 electronic scribblings from ‘night poetry.’

‘Night poetry’ is the collected DIY electronic & sound experiments from scatterings & scribblings, discarded samples, homeless & lost sounds & unused vocal samples. Displaced & replaced. These tracks were assembled during the night & early hours & took on an identity of night poetry.

Fragmenting 2.00

 

This is composed of re imagined segments from a larger track that is still a work in progress.

‘night poetry’ was composed & produced in a loft in Cornwall by Sky High Diamonds. All vocals by Sky High Diamonds except for the vocal sample in ‘Precious,’ which is by Rachel Gaskin – Whitrod.

December 2016.

~night poetry~

night-poetry-cover-image-final

Some experimental DIY sound poetry:

 

Night poetry is the collected DIY electronic & sound experiments from scatterings & scribblings, discarded samples, homeless & lost sounds & unused vocal samples. Displaced & replaced. These tracks were assembled during the night & early hours & took on an identity of night poetry.

 

Composed & produced in a loft in Cornwall by Sky High Diamonds. All vocals by Sky High Diamonds except for the vocal sample in ‘Precious,’ which is by Rachel Gaskin – Whitrod.

 

December 2016.

 

Fragmenting 2.00

 

This is composed of re imagined segments from a larger track that is still a work in progress.

 

Splintering 2.10

 

The scattered remnants of the wine glass tunings from 2015 that formed the backbone and concept for ‘Sounds Like Porcelain,’ these recordings are still rattling around, inspiring & squeezing their way, very occasionally, into various projects. I like these as isolated pockets of sound.

 

Residue   2.00

 

An all vocal experiment, assembled from one word, stretched & manipulated & put together as a very precise 2 minute piece for the compilation ‘Utterances’ to be released on ‘Linear Obsessional’ on Dec 24th 2016.

 

Precious 2.33

 

This one emerged, and kept emerging. The backbone is made up of 3 layers from one displaced vocal sample from a previous track- ‘She.’ The other sounds had also been tried out elsewhere, some were unwanted & discarded in an unnamed folder. I threw them altogether & waited.

 

Night poetry   4.14

 

Composed using an old squeezebox, a bit battered & creaky, you can hear the air pushing in & out as I move it gently around. This track originated from ‘Helioglobe (Breath & Words)’ & has been floating about in various projects but never really settled. This is its fourth & final reincarnation.

 

For those who do not sleep may discover within the stillness a certain kind of night poetry.

 

Will be released 1 track at a time on the run up to Christmas 2016 on my Soundcloud:

~ SHE ~ A short film/music video

Following on from Helioglobe, as well as working on new material, I have been revisiting and remastering tracks from Helioglobe ~ the loft collection, as well as visualising the imagery that might accompany the sounds. ‘She’ inspired the film maker, Zoe Young, to produce a wonderfully psychedelic short film which explores animal instincts and behaviours. The central theme is that of a spider and web building, the intrinsic and innate behaviours of web building and what happens to that web building when spiders are given drugs.

~Helioglobe~ A Review~

Well, it’s been a few months since I have given the tracks too much thought other than redeveloping them it so it has been really interesting to receive and read a review of the collection by an interesting musician who’s work I came across at the Women In Sound/Women On Sound event at Goldsmiths in June 2016. Chrissie Caulfield has invented a couple of new genres on my behalf to be able to discuss my work as well as seek to portray the two key themes that develop the collection: space and rhythm. Bang on Chrissie, thank you.

https://radiofreemidwich.wordpress.com/2016/10/11/put-the-lid-back-on-the-jar-chrissie-caulfield-on-sky-high-diamonds/