Media Archive

 

Adapted Dansette Label, 2003

My old website has more downloads, images, animations and information available here

Recent Additions
and some not so recent


MusicFest Aberystwyth Fringe 2016

2017 MusicFest info here
http://musicfestaberystwyth.org/

 


Where the Water keeps no Secrets. A story of the ageless human relationship with the Ceredigion hills, through film, folk tale, poetry, music, storytelling, song, projections, objects, live music, illustration and photography. A view through the looking glass backwards towards tomorrow.

Ffilm/ Film: Jacob Whittaker
Storiwr/Storyteller: Peter Stevenson
Ffidl a Llais/Fiddle & Voice: Elsa Davies
Telyn a Llais/Harp & Voice: Ceri Owen-Jones
Viol a Llais/ Viol & Voice: Ailsa Mair Hughes.

Commissioned by Duress / Aberystwyth University and filmed in the Ceredigion uplands around the source of the river Teifi, the Talking Tree exists both as a 20 minute film and as a 1 hour performance, combining live music, film & storytelling.
Please get in touch for more information and for screening and bookings.

 


Some old footage of visual feedback which glitched a bit when I recently captured it. The sound is made from the glitched audio. Contains flashing lights.

 


http://singingthelineintoexistence.co.uk/

Hydref 3 October

Plant Rhys Ddwfn - The Children of Rhys Ddwfn


'Mae chwedl yn Nyfed, fod rhyw gymmydogaeth anwledig,
neu yn hytrach, wedi bod rhwng Cemmaes ac Aberdaron.
Pen cenedl y preswylwyr oedd Rhys Ddwfn; a gwledig ei
hiliogaeth yn Blant Rhys Ddwfn'
Gwynionydd; Y Brython, Awst 20 1858

'There is a tale current in Dyfed, that there is, or rather that
there has been, a country between Cemmaes, the northern
Hundred of Pembrokeshire, and Aberdaron in Lleyn.
The chief patriarch of the inhabitants was Rhys Ddwfn,
and his descendants used to be called after him the
Children of Rhys Ddwfn.'
from Sir John Rhys 'Celtic folklore, Welsh & Manx' 1901.

ffilm/film
Jacob Whittaker, camera jacobwhittaker.co.uk/
Peter Stevenson, storiwr/storyteller cabinetofcuriosities.moonfruit.com/

cerddoriaeth/music
'Trawsfud Fenws' / 'Transit of Venus' o/from 'Medlar Pear'
gan/by Cerddcegin medlarpear.moonfruit.com/#

Produced for Cymerau cymerau.org/ and Hydrocitizens hydrocitizens.com/


 

Recent works with Mermaids

 
Gan Myra Evans - chwedlau a chaneuon colledig gorllewin cymru - the lost fairy tales & folk songs of west Wales. With Peter Stevenson, storiwr, storyteller
http://cabinetofcuriosities.moonfruit.com/
Music by Deuair - Elsa Davies, ffidl a llais, fiddle & voice
Ceri Owen-Jones, telyn a llais, harp & voice
http://deuair.moonfruit.com/


T H E M E R M A I D Performed by J U L I E M U R P H Y

Recorded and filmed by J A C O B W H I T T A K E R
at Alboro Castle, Llandudoch, Wales on 13.10.14

From T H E M E R M A I D EP available from http://www.juliemurphy.bandcamp.com

 

Cardiff Flex Out

A play through my flexidisc collection was part of On Record at Cardiff Contemporary 2014.

The Garden 2014 - Wine & Roses



Underground at Cefn Coed


Shaft - Installation with video & mirrorball


Absent but not Forgotten Haunting Places


Nobody plays records anymore
Nobody plays records anymore

Broken records with QR codes.
More here

Carson Robison and his Pioneers Cymyshg Caneuon Cymraeg Lorenzo the Llama 9 Days in Devon Yr Hen Wlad: Orsaf Henllan Panaround Shaky Tying Tone Arms Yr Hen Wlad: Gadeal Traeth Abertawe Tweet n Toot Salvaging Playing Red JVC DC-33L 5 Records Rerendered 15 Fragments Another Portrait The Voice of Wales Vintage Picnic Myfanwy Gadeal Abereifed: First Movement Birds in Capel Y Graig Cerdd(ed) Plwyf Llangeler Nightingale in Capel Y Graig Clychau Aberdyfi Gadael Abereifed: Ail Symudiad Charity Records From Charity Shops Mixed For Charity uıʞs ʎɯ ɹǝpun noʎ ʇoƃ ǝʌ,I Western Songs with Bill Shepherd 5 records, 5 turntables and some wire Laying Vinyl Flooring Yr Hen Wlad: Ar Foel Y Mwnt Abba backwards is still Abba

 

I started a blog for my winemaking which is documented in images and videos, one is below, check out the blog for more
countrywinemaker.wordpress.com

 



Sound work created with Rebecca Ballestra for the 8th step of her Journey into Fragility and part of Future Nature Culture Rhôd 2013.


 

 

 

 

 

Audio

The majority of the recordings below are live vinyl record mixes using tied tone arms to create loops. Creating loops this way allows them to change and alter without further manipulation as the wire flexes, stretches or breaks. Utilising up to 16 record players simultaneously, often familiar sounds are layered to create shifting rhythmic patterns exploring both compostion, musical structure and the nature of recorded sound.

MP3

Valentines MP3 record player made for Valentines Memories 2008 with a selection of valentines musical massacres spanning 5 years.

Albums (several tracks at least)

Some tracks on Souncloud

More here on Last.fm


The Wedding (info and download page)

Jacob's Vinyl Cut (info and download page)

Last of the 92 Lammas (LastFM download page)

7 Days in Devon part3 (LastFM download page)

Vinyl Altar (info and download page)

A Classic Album (info and download page)

A Box of Ham

Selected Keyboard works 2003-2007 (info and download page)

A Love Story (info and download page)

After Bird (info and download page)

Last Christmas (or was it the one before..?)

Charity Records from Charity Shops Mixed for Charity
Part of 'Crania Draft Massiff' by Fourier Transform
(Video webcast of the mix here)
(mine is Disc 2)


Assorted tracks


A Tuesday in July 75 min (LastFM page)

ReaEnding 30min (LastFM page)

A Medieval Night 129min

Swansea Mixed Choirs 2009 58min (unavailable)

The Lost Resolutions 63min (unavailable)

A Mix for Swansea 68min (unavailable)

Another Mix for Swansea 17min (unavailable)

A Mix for Louise 27min (unavailable)

Glass Harmonica with Glass Duet 3min30 (unavailable)

Archer Archer 5min (unavailable)

Almost Working Silver 1min25 (unavailable)

This HIFI is Broken 4min (unavailable)

ProcessedCasio101_2507a 9min26 (unavailable)

ProcessedCasio101_2507b 4min33 (unavailable)

Blondiemix02.mp3 8min17 (unavailable)

Evidence_of_Activity.mp3 3min19 (unavailable)
(Part of Soundlab IV 'Memoryscapes')

A Christmas Sermon.mp3 (unavailable)
(Soundtrack to 'The Pilgrim's Process: Pererin Digidol')

 

 

Click on a link to play/download Mp3

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video

Youtube Channels

Gallery 1 - All Youtube Playlists

Gallery 2 Collaborations as Phynodereefilms

Gallery 3 Collaborations as GWRANDO

Gallery 4 Documentary film for Festivals Events Wales

 

Vimeo - higher quality videos, including The Pilgrim's Process: Following Fingerprints

 

If you followed a link to a video you can't find easily, it's probably avalable through the Livestream OnDemand menu in the player below. There is now over 70 hours of streaming video on demand from Livestream.com
Longer Videos and webcasts
I havnt updated all these links since google video stopped, if it dont work it will be here somewhere

33 & 2/3 a 33hour and 40minute webcast! (Info & extracts)

A Reel Project Info and webcasts

Final Resolutions 23min, webcast 23/01/09

5 records, 5 turntables & some wire 1hr10min, webcast 20/11/08

Bauhaus (natural loop) 78min, webcast 13/11/08

The Cramps (natural loop), 21min, webcast 12/11/08

TechnoMix 1hr30min, webcast 10/10/08

Another Mix for Swansea 17min, webcast 03/10/08

A Mix for Swansea 1hr10min, webcast 02/10/08

AfterOpen_5 1hr10min, webcast 04/09/08 - info

AfterOpen_3 4hr40min of 6hr20min webcast 03/09/08 - info

AfterOpen_2 4hrs6min, webcast 29/08/08 - info

Open Studio 08 - #13 - Webcast with film-makers 28min, webcast 25/08/08

Open Studio 08 - #11 31min, webcast 22/08/08

Open Studio 08 - #3 25min, webcast 15/08/08

Dire Franco Spanish Medieval Mix 16min, webcast 04/07/08

6 Unlisted 7 Inch Singles 19min, webcast 01/07/8

Me, Bird and 6 Madonnas 1hr45min, Webcast 27/05/08

7 Records on 6 Players, 14min, webcast 30/06/08

HeadcamWebcast 24min, webcast 10/04/08

Dansette Loop Start 17min, webcast 23/01/08

Oneloop 28min, webcast 06/01/08

Radio Camera Test #7 12min, 3/12/07

5 Records, 3 Mixers, 2 Amps 9min, webcast 24/11/07

Cymysg Caneuon Cymraeg 33min, webcast 17/11/07

Unlisted singles on 12 Turntables 32min, webcast 04/11/07

3 random singles, 1 broken & 2 homemade styli 18min, webcast 06/11/07

Charity Records from charity shops mixed for charity 41min, webcast 20/07/07
Audio for 'Crania Draft Massif' in aid of Cardiff Samaritans.

Studio Transplant (9 Days in Devon) 11min, September 06

Ustream Recordings
a number of recordings to play with (some work)

Videos made available by Youtube.com and Youstream

 

Images

Most of the visual work is available from Flickr.com under a creative commons license allowing them to be used freely. The photos are uploaded at a size suitable for on-screen viewing and draft quality small prints. If you would like to use anything for print purposes, please ask and I'm sure we can work something out.

I added MP3 links to these photos of flexidiscs
Smiths Flexidisc Golden Sounds from the Isle of man Youngers Flexi Russian Flexidisc Clear Flexidisc - Royal interview Porno flexidisc

And these have links to mixes
The World of Mechanical Music Aftermath 1 Grimm's Fairy Tales

 

Installations & Performances (flickr collection)

Valentines Installations 03-08 (flickr collection)

Records and Sleeves
(Flickr collection)

Full Flickr Gallery
(All Flickr Sets)

Full Flickr Slideshow
(click an image for details)

 


Created with flickr slideshow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are also drawings and prints available here.

 

 

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Carson Robison and his Pioneers Cymyshg Caneuon Cymraeg Lorenzo the Llama 9 Days in Devon Yr Hen Wlad: Orsaf Henllan Panaround Shaky Tying Tone Arms Yr Hen Wlad: Gadeal Traeth Abertawe Tweet n Toot Salvaging Playing Red JVC DC-33L 5 Records Rerendered 15 Fragments Another Portrait The Voice of Wales Vintage Picnic Myfanwy Gadeal Abereifed: First Movement Birds in Capel Y Graig Cerdd(ed) Plwyf Llangeler Nightingale in Capel Y Graig Clychau Aberdyfi Gadael Abereifed: Ail Symudiad Charity Records From Charity Shops Mixed For Charity uıʞs ʎɯ ɹǝpun noʎ ʇoƃ ǝʌ,I Western Songs with Bill Shepherd 5 records, 5 turntables and some wire Laying Vinyl Flooring Yr Hen Wlad: Ar Foel Y Mwnt Abba backwards is still Abba