The Last Post

Up until now I’d never experienced one but let me tell you: caffeine hangovers are a thing. With only three weeks left until graduation I’m surprised my play-hard, procrastinate-harder lifestyle hasn’t thrown me one sooner. But sure enough, several recommended daily doses later and here I am, staring out the windows of The Edge’s basement …

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Sound Extrusions: Interview – Sculpting Sound with Milan Gustar – I

I have been quite lucky to catch up with Milan Gustar at his retrospective exhibition in DOX, Center for Contemporary Art in Prague. We met in a former industrial building turned into a large gallery of modern art. Mesmerising afternoon light chased by random autumn showers offered great atmosphere for an interview inside the big …

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MY CELLS Round III

With the song and music video shot for MY CELLS I just spent this morning doing one final cell extraction at The Edge with Mick our Program Officer… The great irony is that after shaving a part of my head (to increase cell growth), and then pulling out a few hundred hairs at the root …

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SOUNDselect

In the lead up to Saturday’s SoundSelect event we wrap up the Sound program, the Sound types at The Edge have been preparing their live shows, light-sound costuming, editing video, growing cells and building interactive sound installations. The event opens officially at 5:00pm and runs to 8:00pm with an open soundcheck demo and talk from …

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The CCC Project: Computing, Champagne and Cockroaches

Reason #923 why I love interning at The Edge: Arriving at the office at a quarter to midday (continuing my proud tradition of being the flakiest intern ever) and being greeted with a glass of champagne and a table full of food! While I’m told this doesn’t happen every day, I can already tell that …

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Cheers to Beck and cake.

Greetings. I’ll keep this brief for once. It’s my second last week here at The Edge and I feel like my time here has gone by incredibly fast. I cannot attest the same for Beck and Tegan whom, having received the brunt of my rambunctious (and more often than not cringe-worthy) behaviour, are probably ready …

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A good week: kick in the face to self-worth included.

It’s been a bit of a slow week — actually it’s gone by incredibly fast. So fast in fact that I’m struggling to recall what I’ve gotten up to in the last few days (I think the trip to the museum has caused some permanent damage). Nevertheless, I’ll try and flesh it out. The majority …

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DIY ACoustic Treament Instructions

So in September our programming intern Matthew ran a workshop on how to to make resonators that remove trapped bass frequencies found in performance rooms. Participants walked away with a set of 3 resonators. The workshop was a great success but if you couldn’t make it to the workshop here is a link on how …

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Sound Extrusions: The Ambisonic Engine

Let’s explore the heart of spatial sound distribution! Before we go on through another interview in the next blog post (and this one will be focused on sound installations with Czech hardware wizard Milan Gustar), let’s have a close look at Ambisonic Engine, which can be run in MAX/MSP. Some of the inspiration in this …

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Behind the scenes: books and dead stuff

I apologise in advance for any incoherence throughout this post — today was a little bit crazy and at the time my brain matter felt like a packet of strawberry clouds, however now that I’m coming back down to dirty Earth it feels more like a box of used matches. But let me start from the …

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