Supporting Taupe at Colchester Art Centre


Taupe are a Newcastle upon Tyne based trio specializing in razor-sharp polyrhythmic play, exploratory improvisation and raw, high energy live performance.

The group’s sound is built of influences drawing from free jazz and math metal to hip-hop grooves and post-bop, with a healthy dollop of skronk, all navigated down a path that seeks to blur the line between carefully constructed rhythmic compositions and explosive group improvisation.

Supported by Phil Mill, an Experimental Musician and Sound Artist, working with sounds gathered from the environment. Using digital softwares and experimental extended microphone techniques to record and manipulate sound.

Tickets £7 / £6 concessions.
Doors open 7.30pm.

20th September 2016






Art Language Location 2016

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Art Language Location 2016 is an exhibition/festival that is spread out across Cambridge in a variety of locations. My work for the piece is in collaboration with artist Susi Disorder, who lives in Colchester.

The exhibition is on for the dates: 13th-29th of October; our work is titled ReCoding, a sound and print installation using a VLF antenna and prints on different fabric materials at the Helmore Bridge in the Anglia Ruskin University between Monday and Saturday 10:00-16:30.


An example of the developing antenna is below, an image – the circuit board and antenna construction was inspired by Jonas Gruskas (LOM Label, Slovakia) Electrosluch 3+ schematic and design.


Sound recording from the location in the picture above;

A link to further information is below;

Susi Disorder and Phil Mill

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Forests of the World Contribution.

This project was organised by Tony Oudaimy of woodcraft production – featuring field recordists from around the world recording and documenting forests.

This includes artists from far and wide, including: Martina Testen, Tomáš Šenkyřík, Christine Hass, Atilio Doreste, Gábor Kerekes, Simon Serc, Francesco Murano, Frank Frenz, George Vlad, Gjørg Pjustäät, Huw McGregor, Jaromir Ralph Koper, Kev Durr, Mark Shaw, Melissa Pons, Phil Mill, Holger Kiess and Brian Kennemer


Essex Sounds Contributions.

Essex Sounds – soundscapes of Colchester past and present is run by the Essex Record Office, with Stuart Bowditch, a sound recordist from southend. It is to build and develop a constantly evolving sound map of Essex, including sounds from the environment and aural histories.

I recently discovered this project and thought I would contribute some recordings made in Colchester, including recent ones. Some of the sound files have supporting images taken by Colchester based photographer, Joe-Elliot Purtell.

Here is a link to their site including the sound map, where you can also contribute your own recordings!

Below is some of the recordings i’ve submitted so far: