Category Archives: Playing The Waterphone

Installation in Collaboration with Little Forbes and Performance with the Iride Project at Sonic Dreams Waterford, 25th and 26th of September

Alison “Little” Forbes and I will spend a few days ahead of the festival in Waterford to record found percussion sounds, similar to what I have for my Cork City Gamelan. An installation which I call a Gamelbotâ„¢ will compose … Continue reading

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World Listening Day Event in Waterford

I am teaming up once again with Alison “Little” Forbes – this time for the Sonic Dreams Festival in Waterford towards the end of September. In advance of the festival, for World Listening Day (of which the theme this year … Continue reading

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Playing at Pigtown Scratchings, Dance Limerick, 7th May 2015

My first live gig this year – expanding the Cork City Gamelan into Limerick – and the most enjoyable one since I started playing live again. I played the Waterphone under the baton of a very capable conductor: Alison “Little” … Continue reading

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A Quiet Little Improvisation Featuring My New Waterphone

I have a new Waterphone, a “Whaler” – much smaller than my original “Megabass”, and a lot easier for me to play live. the Whaler and the Megabass Waterphones, side by side (note to self: I must tidy up and … Continue reading

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Seasonal Offer: 2 For The Price Of 1

Absolutely free actually, as always – Hand Made in Cork. Discover Your Formulas And Abandon Them (5:38, 5.7 MB to download) starts of with a lengthy movement of a metal ball swirling around in a stainless steel mixing bowl, with … Continue reading

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Playing Live at Sonic Vigil 6

Yesterday, Saturday 22nd of October, was the first public performance of the Cork City Gamelan. It was also my first live gig after overcoming my belief that I couldn’t do it because of my disability… and it went just fine. … Continue reading

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A Prophet Looking For A Wall To Write On (Part 3)

Update, October 4th: I made small changes to the timing of the music. The Prophet now interrupts the background babble (rather than waiting for it to finish), and there is a short moment of hesitation ahead of each response. Here … Continue reading

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Playing Live at The Day Of The Endless Drone!

Yesterday, at about 10:00 in the morning, I dropped into the “Day Of The Endless Drone” 24-hour improvisation session in the old FAS building/Tax Office (now largely taken over by the College of Art and Design) on Sullivan’s Quay. I … Continue reading

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The Reich Effect… and My Waterphone!

The Cork City Gamelan had to take a back seat for a week. Important other things were happening. First of all: The Reich Effect – a five day festival celebrating the 75th Birthday of Steve Reich, possibly the most influential … Continue reading

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