Friday, 13 April 2012

August

Arcam's debut album, August will be released on 9 May 2012 to coincide with the opening of the exhibition Arcam by Joel Clifford at the Orange Dot Gallery in Bloomsbury, London.

Digital copies of the album will be available to purchase on Bandcamp and a limited edition CD will be available to purchase from Orange Dot Gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

August is comprised of recordings formed entirely of sounds originating from a single source: the guitar. Yet, while the tonal qualities of an electric six-string are evident throughout, they appear here in a modified state, having been digitally re-rendered through extensive laptop processing to form tones, drones, swells and surges, resonant textures, clicks and cuts.

Recorded intermittently between 2007 and 2012, the album was written as a single composition in which each track contributes to an overarching narrative exploring themes of time, memory and loss. Titles reference changes in seasons and the movement of the sea is a recurring metaphor.

August litters over the last treads of day, and hope ever swells in all our dark places...  

Credits:
Mastered by Bradley Kulisic. 
Artwork by Joel Clifford.
Poetry by Dollie Stephan

All for you, my Ella. 

Friday, 6 April 2012

Exhibition

Visual artist Joel Clifford has created a series of artworks, each one relating to a track from my forthcoming album August. These will be exhibited at the Orange Dot Gallery in Bloomsbury, London from 9 May 2012. 

This is a multi-media exhibition. Each artwork has been assigned a QR code. By scanning these codes with a smartphone, exhibition visitors will be able to stream the audio track associated with each artwork on their phone. Visitors are hence advised to bring a smartphone with headphones to the gallery to experience the exhibition in full.

Visitor Instructions

  1. Install a QR code reader on your smartphone (we recommend QR Reader, available free with ads for iPhone from the App Store and Android from the Android Market, or £0.69 for ads-free version)
  2. When viewing an artwork open the QR code reader app
  3. Point your smartphone camera at QR code beside the artwork.
  4. Your phone should open a webpage containing an image of the artwork the code relates to. Below this you should see a SoundCloud music player. Click play on the player to stream the audio track associated with the artwork.
Full details can be found on the exhibition site.