KOGG at Snape Maltings 

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Photo: Britten Pears Arts / Tom Lovatt

Photo: Britten Pears Arts / Tom Lovatt

Q and A with Des Oliver

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Photo: Britten Pears Arts / Tom Lovatt

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Photo: Britten Pears Arts / Tom Lovatt

 Instruments / Samples 

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Voyager: used in Voyager. Made of whistles from Christmas crackers and camera lens blowers and made into a midi instrument. 

Voyager in action. 

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Béla Bartók listening to early audio recordings of Central European folk music. His wax cylinder recordings are used in Belastica. 

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Piano Melodico - made to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Music Box Society Great Britain. Made into a midi instrument. Used in Revolution. 

Fanfare for the first China to Barking train.

This train's horn is sampled (and tuned) in Slow Train to Barking.

Iron plates near Wakering Stairs, Essex. 

Formally used as for M.O.D weapons testing. Sampled and used in Revolution

R.O.M.P. Random Oscillating Magnetic Pendulum. Ongoing work on interactive midi controller using Arduino / BBC Microbit 

R.O.M.P. K'nex Gimbal Mk 1

R.O.M.P. Meccano gimbal Mk 2

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Notation for folk song sampled in Belastica

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Elastic band on polystyrene box bass: Made to emulate the Gardon. 

Sampled with Bartók's field recordings in Belastica.  

Gardon: Transylvanian and Hungarian percussive cello. 

 Jitter Explorations 

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Trombone bell

Image for processing in Jitter to develop video content. Work in progress

 Visuals to be processed and developed 

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Olde Midi – a fascination with Jacquard looms, mechanical music and midi.

Radar phasing.

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Tools / percussive impliments: for stop motion animation with Spanners

Train Lines phasing.

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Trombone patterns for video - sketches.