living presence




“So why don’t all song sound the same? Why are some art5ists great, write dozens of classics that move you to tears, say it like it’s never been said before, make you laugh, dance, blow your mind, fall in love, take to the streets and riot? Well, it’s because although the chords, notes, harmonies, beats and words have been used before, their own soul shines through; their personality demand attentioin. This doesn’t just come viea the great vocalist or virtuoso instrumentalist. The Techno sound of Detroid, the most totally linear programmed music ever, lacking any hguman musicianship in its execution, reeks of sweat, sex and desire. The creators of that music just press a few buttons and out comes – a million years of pain and lust.”1



I talk a lot about making sure to record direct human gesture. It is not the only way living presence is transmitted. For the purposes of my work, it is what I am focused on (for now anyways). It is an extension of painting, mark making.





1 Drummond, Bill; Jimmy Cauty. The Manual: How to Have a Number One the Easy Way London: Ellipsis, 2001. ISBN: 1-899858-65-2