is the collaborative performance project of Paul Bell
(turntables) and John Ferguson
(guitar). In their improvised performances, they integrate recorded material – audio and visual – by using it as a source to be mixed into a greater whole. Bell uses Ms Pinky VJ software to manipulate digital video via turntables, enabling him to finely control the speed and direction of clips, as well as allowing him to incorporate sounds from records with conventional mixing techniques. Ferguson, while contributing processed guitar sounds with unconventional modes of production, uses Max/Jitter and live camera feeds to weave performance gestures into re-recorded and synthetically generated visuals. The project has been nominated for the transmedile08 Award
Paul Bell is a computer-based studio composer, turntablist, VJ and free improviser. He performs individually under the moniker Harrison Maudlin
. Bell is currently an AHRC funded PhD candidate undertaking practice-led research into the use of pre-recorded musics within live, improvised music making.
Guitarist John Ferguson is involved in several collaborative projects, including Randy Wormhole
, an improvising partnership with Gwilly Edmondez; JF vs GW, a duo project with Graeme Wilson; and JF vs JA, a duo project with John Ayers.
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