Anywhere. But mostly from my flat. I devise temporary workstations combining different equipment and signal paths which I play with and change regularly. Don’t have a fixed set up or space. I prefer taking a nomadic approach.
When I feel motivated and have time.
5. Why do you play music?
Pure recreation. For enjoyment and somewhat out of compulsion/habit. Interested in exploring the potential of sound as a medium and the boundaries of sounds, music and noise.
6. When did you start making music?
Serious Song and Headspace App from forthcoming Edinburgh Leisure 12” Contemporary Art in Digital Culture and material from Ailie Ormston’s forthcoming 12” The Sedate / Tony Soprano Fashion Inspo. on 50%PURE.
10.What influences your work?
My surroundings, experiences, relationships, circumstance and thoughts. Sometimes I work with ideas in mind and sometimes I just explore.
11.What’s your academic background? Are you an autodidact?
I am predominantly self taught. After being introduced to Sony Acid and Sound-forge at a young age I taught myself how to make basic songs using samples and a computer. I then went on to learn how to use Ableton and developed an understanding of DAW workstations, hardware recording and composition. Constantly mucking around with whatever equipment I could beg, steal or borrow. In 2015 obtained a bachelors degree in Time based Art and digital Film and am considering going back to do a masters in Acoustics and Music technology. Prior to this I studied Music Technology, Illustration and Film Making.
– I don’t have any definitive favorite anything really. I try to keep an open mind and take things on merit. I will share with you some favorites rather than a favorite.
14.Favorite classic movie?
15.Favorite music label?
50%PURE, Extrapolation, 12th isle, Firecracker, Raster-noton, Irdial Discs, Sex Tags Ufo, Borft, Bunker, Rephlex etc…
I try not to limit my process and actively seek to use myriad different production methods. Ranging from software like Ableton and Pure Data to vintage equipment, damaged cassette tape loops, field recordings and zero input mixers. I enjoy exploiting new and old technologies in order to create music and art. My limited budget means that I have to be resourceful.
24.How do you manage your time effectively?
Make music however you want. Just Make it. Doesn’t matter what anyone thinks of it. Making it is rewarding enough and there are only right ways to do it.