Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Putting all the ducks in a row

    All my life I have been active in the arts.  I began drawing and singing as early as I can remember.  I just moved to painting in the last 6 years or so.  I go through bursts of output and dormancy.  One day I decided to fuse various hobbies together.  Making videos using the art I had made as well as footage my wife and I had taken over the years and layering it with my new love experimental music. 
     My brother introduced me to turntables a long time ago.  I learned to play and make didjeridoo's from Bart Bagnall while working at the Renaissance festival.  (I'll share some adventures from that time later).  I learned organ and piano at a very young age.  I should have known I would end up playing experimental music on an organ, I used to sit at my Grandparent's old organ for hours.  The theremin, guitar and percussion I am teaching myself as I go. 
    So this is still strange uncharted territory but I can't wait to see and hear what comes out next. 

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Keep making the strange things happen (everyday)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Who we are and what we do

We are and a husband and wife who make experimental electronic music in our basement.  Focusing on live instrumentation and the use of effects pedals we are doing things a little differently.   Although we both have listened to a lot of music, other than some piano lessons early on and lots of choir we have no formal training in music, art or video.  From original works of art to nature we use our own video footage to create images to match the music.  So Sparky and the random band is here on this adventure called life and looking at it from a new perspective.