Back now to bandwidth and noise in New York, but now entering a reflective mode where I can edit some of the things I doccumented while in Riverina, Australia. The morning of heading for the airport, I woke before dawn to hear the birds one last time and while doing just that, sitting under the fine gum tree in the morning breeze, I had the flash that it would be good to give folks a tour of the orchestra.
For the last three weeks I’ve been building this orchestra of found sound instruments, sometimes with a great amount of help from Vic, and also from Garth Strong and Mark, who came to build the shed and ended up welding the Plowshare Cello. It has been a process of discovery, invention, luck, inspiration, goodwill and attention applied to the wonderful task of listening to the world around me and making instruments of all its vibrations. Here is the tour. Its a quick handheld video, held by my right hand while my left made audio recordings and played the instruments.