Recording made from 12 analogue tape loops of tenor saxophone. Later remixed by Clive Graham and released on VARIATIONS 1 paradigm disks PD01
251.3.04.222 for tenor saxophone - released on VARIATIONS 2 paradigm disks PD05
John Grieve - tenor saxophone, Erwan Lamer - drums, recorded live in Toulouse, France 2011
The legs of these stacked tables have been cut, an organ pipe mouthpiece created by cutting, hammering and welding and the legs welded back together. Air is blown down the legs from a fan inside the table tops. The stack has 12 pipes each playing a different note of the chromatic scale.
Composition for Church organ - recorded live at St Michael at the North Gate church Oxford UK.
Two organ pipes played by a fan inside the dustbin and two cymbals played by electric motors
An electric motor drives a bicycle wheel which raises and drops a sledge hammer. As the sledge hammer strikes a sprung plate the four foot diameter steel sheet vibrates.
Performance in the crypt of St Georges Church, Bloomsbury, London - A small cymbal was struck and then a car horn was attached to a car battery for 30 seconds, the cymbal was struck and the horn connected again - these two events were repeated until the audience left
Commission for Club Disobey at the Garage in North London - the audience listened to this construction that included smoke alarms and car horns. The cash tills at the entrance and in the bars at the club had contact microphones attached and the sound was put through the Marshall stacks so that the audience also heard the amplified sound of the financial transactions involved in the event
This is an extract from Vibrant Stapler Obscures Characteristic Growth by Hastings of Malawi who were John Grieve, Dave Hodes and Heman Pathak - 1000 copies pressed on red vinyl but 700 were destroyed Papal Products 003
The second (flash) version of web site here.
The first (flash) version of the website here.