Saturday, 26 February 2011
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
It is a recording of Clutter playing live at The Bombed Out Church in Liverpool in September 2011 as part of the Frakture alldayer.
It features the whole performance plus 2 bonus tracks from my technical rehearsal of the material. Going to be super limited and most tracks will only feature on this release so get in quick. I will let you know when it comes out so you can snag a copy.
Here's a couple of preview tracks:
Clutter - 9th April 1811 by Clutter
26th September 2010 by Clutter
Friday, 5 November 2010
The musician behind Clutter, Shaun Blezard, talks about some of his many current projects, the Open Circuit evenings, the creation of Soundonation and why it was time to retire his prolific netlabel Earth Monkey Productions.
also for your Clutter related listening pleasure on Phantom Circuit:
Phantom Circuit #29 Show #29 features the entire live set by Clutter, recorded at the Wagon and Horses pub in Digbeth, Birmingham, in a night of music organised by Radio Black Forest.
Phantom Circuit #18 Phantom Circuit visits Earth Monkey Productions, a prolific and highly regarded net-label based in Cumbria.
“Capt. Earth Monkey” himself, Shaun Blezard, talks about his solo project Clutter and other work, and, with additional contribution from Janice Benson, about some of EMP’s educational and community projects.
The music is mostly taken from a handful of the experimental, ambient or just plain unusual releases on Earth Monkey, along with a few illustrative interlopers to spice the pot.
Friday, 8 October 2010
Performing at the first gig of the Soundonation project at Lantenhouse in Ulverston on 24th September 2010 as part of an Open Circuit event. I also played at Alter Pieces on 26th September, an all day festival of improvisation at The Bombed Out Church in Liverpool organised by Frakture (A recording of this will be available in the new year)
Sunday, 29 August 2010
24th September I'm playing at an Open Circuit gig @ Lanternhouse in Ulverston, Cumbria alongside sets from Cheyenne, Shengi & Yantantethra
26th September I'm playing on the bill of a Frakture all dayer @ St Luke's Church - also known as the bombed out church - in Liverpool along with Joanne Tremarco:Fidding fools, Stephen Grew,Rob Harrison & the Missing Link , Fonik, Graham Clark, The Frakture Big Band, Noise Club, i:Object, The Gathering, Dave Birchall
Friday, 9 July 2010
Wendy sent me a recording of herself ironing a shirt - 'I love the sound an iron makes when you stand it back up and it sighs as if it's exhausted' which is such a fantastic image in itself. We talked about the notion of why we filter out certain sounds above others and the emotional response to sound. I told her that the really interesting thing so far has been when donators have told me their emotional attachement to the sound they sent. It adds an extra depth to the sound and gives an implied narrative to the project as I make little artistic connections between sounds. It will be interesting to see what becomes of the 'story' as we progress.
Wendy told me about a brilliant book by the ever wonderful Machinefabriek that you maybe interested in.....
A self published book about the beauty of environmental sounds. 72 pages (A6) that will (hopefully) inspire you to listen differently...
This book costs 12 euro including worldwide postage - http://www.machinefabriek.nu/
reviews in FIELD MUZICK - A collection of short texts and suggestive phrases about listenting of everyday sounds, about to hear them different, as kind of music. One of the basic ideas of fieldmuzick as labels. The 72 pages of the book contains texts from over 40 authors. I only know Taylor Deupree and Ezekiel Honig. But it's not important. The writers describe feelings of listening to everyday sounds emmbedded between suggestive phrases and words. It's really inspiring.
PS Philip Jeck was brilliant btw