INTERNal Dialogue: Thinking with words

Today marks the end of my first week as an intern with The Edge (I’ve been told my official title is negotiable, though business cards will not be provided. Check this space later for any further development.) The first thing I noticed about The Edge was how fantastic the space is; nestled between State Library …

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Sound Hunter II – Circle Synth Loops

Following on from the Sound Hunter II workshop, I have been creating a few patches and a bunch of loops for download and use. Circle Synth from Future Audio Workshop is a VST software synthesizer that combines analogue wave emulation with more contemporary wavetables, filters, bitcrushers, sequencers, arpeggiators and effects. The interface is really intuitive, and …

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Bedroom Philosopher at ZICS

As part of the Zine and indie Comic Symposium on 31 August – 1 September, The Bedroom Philosopher will be coming to The Edge to present his only Brisbane show, as well as popping up as a guest panellist on Saturday as part of the ZICS program. As a warm-up, he had a chat to …

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Sound Extrusions: Porcelain Reloaded

The “hero shot” in this post (above) is a picture of clay models of the porcelain shapes. They were used to create actual plaster moulds. This is one of the first steps towards the final porcelain speaker shells — the main features of the project. The idea behind creating a porcelain object is very straight forward: …

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Sound Hunter I – Field to Sample

Following on from our sampling session in Sound Hunter I | Field to Sample, I have broken down our field recordings into over 100 royalty-free samples ready for use in your own sonic constructions! Just follow the Dropbox link for listening and downloading. Over the next week the Sound Hunter Dropbox will hold over 500 …

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My Cells Music Video Shoot

Shoot! As part of my time here at the Edge as Sound Catalyst, I am engaging with former Fringes Catalyst, Svenja Kratz, in isolating and growing my skin cells for imaging. We will then take this cell growth documentation and animate it for use in a music video. The open shoot ran on Tuesday this …

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Sound Extrusions: Oh Deer! (Introduction to Porcelain)

Porcelain Casting Workshop Brisbane

Porcelain ceramic casting workshop in Brisbane sound experimental ceramic speakers In the last blog post we went through the overall idea of the Sound Extrusions project at The Edge. Before we dive deeper into some of the more technical issues, such as MAX/MSP programming, this post is dedicated to the introduction of porcelain as an …

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Sound Extrusions: Let’s Get Started!

Sound Extrusions- Let's get started!

Let me introduce you to the sound residency project at the Edge — the project is called Sound Extrusions and is about creating organic and living sonic elements within The Edge itself. What does this mean? Basically it’s a multichannel sound installation with custom made porcelain speakers. Once it’s up and running it will deliver natural …

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Sound Hunterrrrrs

Hey Peeps… Michelle Xen here, about to embark on the last of the Sound Hunter workshops this coming weekend. The Sound Hunter series has seen us take to the rivers edge collecting ambient noise from the Brisbane river and the cultural centre caverns and spaces. With all the intensive listening going on we have managed …

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