Jordan Cutler just uploaded an interview he and I did recently to his video podcast entitled “Glitching the Riff”. Topics include Audio Spray Gun, Weathersongs and Jazz. Click here to see the interview on YouTube.
This is episode three of Glitching the Riff. Other interviewees so far have been Tanya Goncalves and James O’Callaghan. Both worth watching.
I’ve recently put some music up on Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/sundaydance). I’m mostly going to use it as a platform for stereo mixes of the electroacoustic stuff I’m doing at Bangor, but it will also be a repository for some back catalogue and maybe a few gems from the vault. There are a few nwdlbot examples which I will incorporate into this site some time soon. Take a listen.
Following the closure of weathersongs.org, I have now brought all of the Weathersongs Project into the sundaydance.co.uk website. To get to it, go to the Projects menu and choose Weathersongs or look at one of the following pages:
Overview / Installation / Album
As part of the new website design, I’ve decided to close weathersongs.org and bring the Weathersongs Project into Sunday Dance with the rest of my music.
A comprehensive set of Weathersongs pages will appear here shortly.
All CD albums on Sunday Dance Music are now reduced to £8.00 (plus postage and packing).
Richard has written a short piece for Leonardo Music Journal issue 17: The Joy of the Gizmo. This issue of the annual publication from MIT press features a number of artists discussing the “secret weapons” they use to make music. Richard’s contribution is an artist statement on (surprise, surprise) the Davis Instruments Vantage Pro Weather Station as used by the Weathersongs Project. For more details of LMJ, go to the Leonardo website.
Leonardo Music Journal
Order LMJ from MIT Press
The Weathersongs Installation has been invited to visit Italy in April this year. The installation will be playing at Thunderstorms 2007, a national public event on climate change and extreme weather conditions to be held in Abano Terme, Veneto from 24-29 April 2007. The installation will be open to the general public from the 27th to 29th at Teatro Pietro d’Abano, Abano Terme.
Richard will be taking the installation to Abano Terme as a guest of ARPAV (Agenzia Regionale per la Prevenzione e Protezione Ambientale del Veneto)
Thunderstorms 2007 (English)/ (Italian)
Weathersongs Volume 1: Days in Wales was reviewed in the March/April issue of the well-known Mind Body & Spirit magazine Kindred Spirit. Their reviewer, Kinski, writes:
“While dispassionate and disquietingly eerie at times this music transfixes with its unique spell, both calming and restless – not unlike the forces of nature at its core.”
The Weathersongs album has recently been signed up for distribution with CDBaby and is now available for digital download from Apple iTunes, Rhapsody and other online distributors.
Music Is Here
Other providers including Napster will soon follow.The physical CD may also be auditioned/ purchased online from CDBaby
Weathersongs Volume 1: Days in Wales was placed top in the Mystic Music playlist for June on KKUP-FM in Cupertino, California. It has also received recent airplay on Radio Penguin, Novsibirsk Russia; YLE1, Finland; and Poughkeepsie NY, USA.