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Bonk: improvised electro with Sam Gyselbrecht

I just came across some material I worked on with Sam Gyselbrecht a year or two ago. .bonk (note that dot in front of the "bonk") was an opportunity to take some wild and wonderful heavy electronic music and integrate it, all based around a concept, with spoken word and other things. We basically created segments and were then able to improvise as we went along. Some of the tracks went on for forty minutes. The versions below are shorter. Incidentally, if you have a website, you can post the tracks and earn a commission. Problem with this link, then click on the Bonk music interface....

I just came across some materi...

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Mtyland gets good reviews in New Zealand

Dancer Claire O’Neil returned to her native New Zealand with a new dance show for Footnote Dance a while back, featuring some of my music. The title, “Mtyland”, was her way of questioning her roots. Is it empty land? Mighty land? The reviews were excellent, with Lyne Pringle saying, “O'Neil teases apart the liminal space between emotional states, toys with dualities such as 'attack and defence, emptiness and fullness' to reveal a new perspective on the quest to find an 'emptiness (openness, acceptance) in a full world'.” Lyne also noted that my soundscape design was “compelling and appropriate”. Thanks. Sue Cheesman called the show “invigorating, challenging, exciting”. The Big Idea website for the New Zealand creative community called it “stunning”. “Mtyland” can...

Dancer Claire O’Neil returne...

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2007: Jazz and Pretensions

Nov 07-Concentrating on finishing off this 'Pretensions' project. Oct 07-Composed and performed live for "Loaded" with Claire O'Neil/Fidget Co. Sept 07-Started working on Claire O'Neil's new solo project, "Loaded", with performances in October. Aug 07-I've been in a studio in deepest Flanders with lots of nice analog gear called "On The moon" an offshoot of 'Joystick.be', recording some live drums for my album "Pretensions" which is slowly coming together...

Nov 07-Concentrating on finish...

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