Cafe Oto, Fundraising Update, Tiny MixtapesPosted: February 22, 2014
Congratulations to Resonance FM who, thanks to the hard work of its volunteer workforce and the generosity of its listenership, managed to raise £20,000 in this year’s fund-raising auction. And Howlround are very proud indeed to announce that our ‘Home Haunting‘ contribution, in which the highest bidder receives a unique piece of sound art created entirely using recordings of their place of residence; raised a not-too-shabby-at-all £250! Congratulations to our mystery winner, who shall be receiving a house-call in the not-too-distant future.
Let’s celebrate with a brief extract from last month’s set at another great alternative music institution, Cafe Oto, where the Howlround tape loop sound-system spooled a well-received set at the behest of the The Full Of Noises festival. With thanks to The Octopus collective for having us and Ryoko Akama, The Alpeh, Lauren Redhead and ORE (amongst others) for a splendid couple of evenings of frequently extraordinary music.
I’m keeping it brief this week as there’s currently a gigantic pile of new material I need to finish and I keep making excuses to avoid it. But if the masochists amongst you haven’t quite had your Foggy Fill, you might like to know that I’m currently being featured on ace music blog Tiny Mix Tapes, where I talk with Mr. Daniel Emmerson about my work in Howlround, tape manipulation, flooded basements, oldskool jungle and the nature of sound in general. I certainly warm to my subjects, in fact I probably go a little too much. Have a read here.