Although he can knock out a pretty decent boogie-woogie on a real piano, mostly Ian produces electronic music, generally these days composed to accompany his poems, videos and collaborative installations. Styles range from retro R&B riffs and beats through to abstract noise compositions… Much to his surprise, Ian won the Studio Instrumental section of the SCALA 2015 Festival Of Original Music for his piece, Caza. Listen to it here.
polymag – floribunda mix was composed to accompany the exhibition of drawings by Judy Morris and poems by Ian Gibbins at the Hahndorf Academy. Listen to polymag 1.1 here:
and furthermore (indexed) samples text from the Adelaide Advertiser, which is then read by the OSX text-to-voice converter over sounds I generated from the text files themselves. Read the text in Found Poetry Review 9.
Here is a piece that Ian did for the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2015, as part of a tribute to the Divinyls. All of the words in the piece are (partial) anagrams of the album’s title track What A Life andf the band’s name. It’s called When Validity Fails.
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