Short video from 2010 0f the beans tin synth: a build-it-yourself square wave generator encased in a beans tin. Here it's played through a digital delay. It has since been housed in a hard metal case because it was not practical (though it looked good) and the knob kept coming loose. The beans tin and the new version have featured in many live performances and recordings over the last few years. At the moment I'm building a new one with a wider frequency range to be housed in a wooden cigar box.
Some scanned collages from a small exercise book. Approximately A5 in size.
The materials are from a continuous collection of found images and bits of paper kept specially for collage.
The "Red Mono Blue Stereo" piece was composed in a few minutes and the clock with the Chinese map of Britain over few days as the clock picture was stuck down and the map added later. Many of the collages start from a picture that has already been stuck in the book for a while. The map and images in the two black and white collages are from a Chinese newspaper found on a bus in Manchester.