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a solid system

Yes. We have an instrument that works. I loaded sounds and map onto the pi, set off and ping. Every sound file played where it should, for the duration that it should and with the added [...]

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addiction

Fantastic weekend trawling through Mia recordings and my compositions and starting to map the shape of them across the city. With rain lashing Irish style outside, it seemed OK not to be out on [...]

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the guts of the story

Sonic bikes arrived safe at Science Gallery. Good to be here. Now the work can really commence. Spent yesterday recording Mia, so the sound and rhythm of it is already coming to life. Have also [...]

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Packed for Dublin

Six of the team are ready and packed for Dublin. Six sonic bikes and mute Lee to accompany. Looking forward to spreading the music made, now sitting in the machine, onto the streets there. Also [...]

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BRI breakfast time

BRI breakfast time, lithium battery charging on the sonic bike back up kit.  Time now to check and pack all tech. The sonic bike team hasn’t been used since Animals March 2015 and inbetween I’ve [...]

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Composing

I’m completing Hellfire and the tempo has changed. Lucy Dolan has invisibly slipped ta banging rather than smoking heroin. The change has occurred as invisibly as the transformation of a pitch in [...]

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Back in the studio

I’m back in the studio, the sounds of Dublin and Hellfire swarming through me.  The city and story are both noisy and crowded and the roadworks and one way systems everywhere make cycling [...]

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Day three recce Dublin

Cycling in Dublin is not straightforward but the city centre is further complicated with a rebuilding of the luas (tram) lines, plus frequent wide tourist buses with drivers not liking bicycles. [...]

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Day two recce Dublin

So I met Mia and we clicked as a snap lock rivet and within a couple of hours had agreed that her novel HellFire (Penguin Ireland, 2006) would be the source of text for the sonic bike piece. It’s [...]

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Day one recce Dublin

The last time I was in Dublin was October 2010 with a much more intimate space to explore. That of Sonic Bed London for the Science Gallery’s first exhibition Biorhythms. Now I’m here with my [...]

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