remix

Some more light controlled music….

An attempt to play something a bit more musical on the light controlled audio system I’m currently working on.

Listen to new Leafcutter John remix of Origamibiro

Friday, May 13th, 2011 | field recording, Music!, remix | No Comments

Sometimes making music is so much fun you wonder why anyone would ever do anything else! I was asked to remix Origamibiro’s ‘Quad Time & The Genius of The Crowd’ and had a ball giving it a thorough Leafcutterising. I really enjoyed working on the Origamibiro material and was extra specially exited to use my field recording of an eccentric man commenting on the look of my microphone’s wind protector.

I used lot’s of outdoor field recordings to try and give this a summery feel, I think it worked?! If you have an opinion the track leave a comment on soundcloud or here, it’s all ways interesting to hear what you think.

LJ x.

p.s. Check out www.abandonbuilding.com who will be releasing the a remix compilation album. Also this is a live version of the same track.

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Parallel Anthology, Whitechapel Late show Live Recordings.

Hello,

I’ve been busy working on several live projects recently and thought I’d take a moment to tell you about one of them. Along with Patten and Karen Gwyer I was asked to devise and perform interpretations of two folk songs originally recorded back in the 50’s and now out of copyright. It’s part of a project inspired by musicologist, record collector, and artist Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music. Eileen Simpson and  Ben White who organised the show have collected parallel public domain versions of the anthology recordings not closed down by copyright – from non-attributed folk versions, to commercial recordings whose proprietary interests have expired.

For the first tune I stuck a contact mic onto a hi-hat and played it with my hands, a bow, and a vibrating Cappuccino foamer. The sound of the contact mic is fed to max where it goes through a plug-in i’ve been working on which can make chordal clouds of sound.

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Our Goodman – Leafcutter John, live at Whitechapel Gallery.

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Our Goodman – Originally recording – Thomas Moran, 1954, Ireland

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For the second song I used a wooden box with a contact-mic inside it. The outside of the box has lots of sound making things attached to it. For the show I attached a very brilliant music box which is programmable using punched cards. I transcribed the melody of the original song, punched it out and again fed all the sound to my max patches which were used here to re-arrange the original melody.

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No Sir (Oh no John!) – Leafcutter John, live at Whitechapel Gallery.

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No Sir (Oh no John!) – Originally recording – Emily Bishop 1952, England.

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It was a fun show, thanks Eileen and Ben!

For more information about the Parallel Anthology project look here.

J x.

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Big Black Eyes Remix Comp Winner Announced!

Sunday, May 24th, 2009 | Micro-Song, remix | 2 Comments

 

Magpie nest-building shortly before being driven away by crows

All the mixes have been in for a while and I’ve listened a few times to each of the 43 remix entries. With such a high standard and with the wide variety of mixes submitted and Its been very tough to pick one winner. For a while I was thinking about awarding points to each mix for; technical skill, imagination, feel etc.. but it quickly became unmanageable in the end I simply went for the mix which moved me the most. 

That mix is Keith Jafrate’s epic ‘Winter Garden Mix’.

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Keith’s 10 minute mix sounds to me like an unhurried wordless radio drama, It does it’s thing by stealth and too me it’s really magical. Extra bonus points for using the call of a Magpie (my bird of 09) – Congratulations Keith, It’s truly beautiful! 

Thank you to all who took the time to enter and a very big thanks to Highpoint Lowlife Records who have been hosting all the files. 

Leafcutter John.

Remix Competition Closes soon (6th May)

Saturday, April 25th, 2009 | remix | 3 Comments

Hello, 

I’m going to extend the deadline for submissions to the remix competition from 30th April to 6th May as I have a lot on that week and won’t get chance to pick a winner until after May 6th anyway. 

It’s really inspiring hearing everyones interpretation of the brief and I am  amazed by the variety and quality the of entries. I’m not sure how i’m going to be able to pick a winner – if you have any thoughts please feel free to post a comment.

Click HERE to enter or listen to the entries.

Keep them coming!

Leafcutter John.

More Remix Comp mixes now up…

Monday, March 30th, 2009 | Micro-Song, remix | No Comments

Yep the remixes are coming thick and fast, I’m impressed by the quality and the speed at which you managed to make them! 

I’ve not had chance to really listen to them yet as i’m still on tour and have been in the back of a van for 98% of the last week.

All the mixes are at the end of THIS post! 

If you’d like to make a mix you have until 30th April to submit it – details in download pack.

Take care,

Leafcutter John.

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Leafcutter John Remix Competition now open!

Monday, March 23rd, 2009 | Micro-Song, remix | 20 Comments

 

Post this on your website!

Post this on your website!

Just before I head out on tour with Polar Bear I want to let you know that the files are now up for the Remix Competition.

Included in the download you’ll find all the stems from the MicroSong ‘Big Black Eyes’
They are encoded as good quality MP3’s.

Your job is to make a fantastic remix using whatever tools are at your disposal.

There are a few simple rules:

1. You have until 30th April to complete your Remix and send it to me in MP3 form. There are no restrictions on style. The email address to send your entry is included with the download package. DO NOT, I REPEAT DO NOT SEND: AIFF, WAV, or an uncompressed files!

2. You may add your own sound sources but please retain some of the originals or it’s not really a re-mix is it? You may chop, mangle, distress, sew, dilute, boil down amongst other treatments. 

3. There will be one winner chosen by Leafcutter John and the winner will receive a very special prize, or a CD or something not too difficult to post. Winners will be announced as soon as possible after all the entries have been heard. 

Depending on how many entries we get, we’ll try and put all the remixes up at leafcutterjohn.com

Because I’d like to see a lot of cool entries please spread the word far and wide, if you’d like to add the flyer just paste the following code into your website. As Dan has correctly pointed out the following code will only work of you re-type all the inverted commas – sorry can’t sort this out right now.

<a href=”http://leafcutterjohn.com/?p=757? ><img src=”http://leafcutterjohn.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/lrm.jpg” width=”450″ height=”258″ alt=”remix” /></a>

I did a project like this years ago and the response was amazing – get going you have just over a month! 

Best of luck,

Leafcutter John.

Click below to hear the original, also read why I made this song.

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kindly sponsored by: Highpoint Lowlife Records 

Bluermutt Mix

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Submitted Mixes:

First remix is in! 11 hours after posting the stems!

Kendal Mintcake mix…

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Rotted Karma Mix

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Vertical67 Mix

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Wolfseule Mix

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A Black Mountain Re-Installation Mix

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Seabuckthorn Mix

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Hecanjog loves cvj mix

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Pidgin Eye mix

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RickPlusPlus Mix

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The Tines Mix

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Becoming Animal Mix

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Nojoined Mix

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Pattern/Depattern Mix

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Sunken Foal Mix – Check out his beautiful new LP on Planet-Mu!!!

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Winter Garden Mix – Keith  Jafrate – (Orfeo 5)

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Scatter Tape Mix

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wild corporation HQ + Sandra Twitchett 

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Edivad Mix

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Paul Heslin Afraid of Water Mix

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W Sleep Mix

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Fabio Keiner Mix

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Lone Rodger 2D Mix

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The Hardy Tree Mix

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Kid Ataris Linear Edit

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Andrew Kaluzynski Mix

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Escalation746 Iris Mix

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FSK1138 Mix

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throuRoof –  see her eyes in a dream hypnagogic Mix.

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The Shanster – strained pu pills mix

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United Digital Analog Community –  UDAC sneaker mix

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Hurtdeer Mix

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Aka Ieva Mix

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Aaron Harbour Mix

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Cylocin Mix

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430030 Mix

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Ctalo Ytpo Mix

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A Pyxie Worm Mix (website myspace)

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Berk Offset Stormy Walzcutter Mix

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Libythth Mix

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Seelensack Mix

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ASCDI’s Diptych Mix

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The Machinist Mix

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Zorba Le Break Mix

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Micro-Sound Remix update I & new duo project NAILS

Monday, February 23rd, 2009 | Micro-Song, nails, Processing, remix | No Comments

Hello everyone, 

I’ve had several inquires about where people can find the remix files – well they don’t exist yet I’m afraid. I was planning on making the next micro-song available for remix but I have not had change to make a micro-song yet as I’ve been a bit busy on other projects lately (like the the never-ending rent payment project). Sorry about the delay, but it’s nice to know you are generally into the idea.

Nails artwork made with Processing

Nails artwork made with Processing

One of the things I did last week was to make a myspace site for my duo project with Seb Rochford. We are called NAILS and you can visit, listen & befriend us right HERE! There will be more music up when we have had chance to do more edits….

best wishes,

Leafcutter John.

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Open Remix. Do you have free space on your Server?

Thursday, February 12th, 2009 | Micro-Song, remix | 7 Comments

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UPDATE – Server space has now been kindly donated by Thorsten at highpointlowlife.com Many thanks to him and all that offered assistance! 

 

I’ve been thinking about the suggestion that I should make the stems of the next Micro-Song available for download so you can all have a go at doing a re-mix. This would be great but I think that it will eat up all my bandwidth – SO….

Do you have any spare server space to host the stems and subsequent remixes?

If you do please contact me or leave a comment. If no body volunteers in the next week or so I’ll make the stems available via yousendit.com on a first come first served basis.

All the best, 

Leafcutter John.

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