Music is such an important part of this project and my funding from Future's Venture enables me to advance my practice at a time when the music industry has crashed due to Corona Virus.
I feel an obligation then to be really ahead of my game and to produce interesting audio that works in conjunction with creative endeavors.
What that means for me is making groundbreaking music art.
Learning to the play the cello is a great challenge after years of punk and rock bands as my influencers, and jamming with musicians often drunk and disorderly in the dirty cities of the world. But it is also important for my self-esteem as a performer of the future, in the hippy festivals after lockdown, playing with the band and so forth, that I sample some of my own work in my dance tracks that are sourced form acoustic live performances rather than a synthesiser. It is a pride thing maybe but also, as a seasoned muso, I know the difference between digital cello and the real McCoy. My electric piano too gives me some grief with its response to my fingers and it's perfect pitching and narrow range. I even bought bongos as a means to add some real life.
There will be a healthy music section here at the project HQ and expect a catalogue of experimental music art which will include alternative dance tracks, lots of ASMR, found sounds and audio architecture.