SXSW Day2 . Old Aquaintences, Tequila and Busses

SXSW Day2 . Old Aquaintences, Tequila and Busses

So, although I intended to get an early night, I couldn’t get to sleep until 2 am then woke up again at 4 until finally passing out at about 7. I’m not used to insomnia and pulling myself out of bed at 11am was a struggle. I don’t normally get jet lag going back in […]

SXSW Day 1. Acclimatizing

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Art, coffee, culture, Design, Drawing, festival, Food, holiday, music, U*S*A, VJ | No Comments
SXSW Day 1. Acclimatizing

After being woken by a bird (I presume) that sounded like a Guinea pig, and not being able to figure out how to use the coffee machine I headed out to explore the ‘hood. I picked up a coffee and a migas taco and walked west toward downtown via the Blanton museum of art. Housing […]

Going South

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Art, bike, culture, Drawing, festival, music, U*S*A, VJ | No Comments
Going South

South by South West is one of those events that has been on my ‘one day’ wishlist for a few years now, but the excuse to fly over to Texas for a week of music, crowds, tacos and sun has always eluded me. that is until this year. Flights are booked and a house share […]

UnButtoning

Posted by on Nov 25, 2013 in music, video, VJ | No Comments
UnButtoning

Towards the end of the summer, I was asked if I’d be interested in working on a project with composer Tom Raybould and Sinfonia Cymru to produce a series of performances aimed at encouraging a new audience to experience classical music, and exploring what a ‘classical’ music concert can be. We set about putting together […]

Week–a–Gig–a–Thon

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in Art, bike, Cardiff, culture, Drawing, festival, music, VJ | No Comments
Week–a–Gig–a–Thon

It’s October! Unofficially the busiest time of the year. In the space if a month, Cardiff plays host to the Cardiff design festival, the welsh music prize, made in Roath, Swn festival, Cardiff contemporary, some of these in the same weeks! Usually on the week of Swn, like clockwork I’m guaranteed to have a cold, […]

Beginner VJ tips

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in VJ | No Comments
Beginner VJ tips

I’m often approached at gigs when doing visuals by people with questions. These range from asking what software I’m using and where I find video footage, to “Is that you doing the pictures?” Or “Are you doing the sound?” I have been mixing video live at clubs and gigs for long enough, that I know what […]

Focus Wales

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in culture, music, VJ | No Comments
Focus Wales

I’m writing this on a train traveling backwards from Wrexham where I’ve spent the last thirty hours seeing a couple of gigs, providing projections for a couple of bands and catching up with people all due to focus Wales, a new annual international music gathering across the city. No doubt spurred on by other city […]