Limerent Monks Photo’s

OOLM, or The Order Of Limerent Monks, a new project by myself and Jeremy Wiltshire have released photo’s in the third person.

“A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.”

….And you will know us by the Trail of our Limerence…..

Our heroines are Dorothy Tennov, Susan Forward, Lindsay C Gibson, Susan Anderson.

Our bible is The Body Keeps the Score.

Skinner Box Theory.

Anxious Avoidant doom.

Anticipatory Anxiety.

Hope plus Uncertainty

Intermittent rewards can go to the dustbin.

Tame the Inner Child.

Be Kind to Yourself.

We are the Order of Limerent Monks…..

More to follow….


Knitting Music

Last Friday, 26th July 2019, I had the great pleasure of being part of Sam Topleys Knitting Ensemble at Leicesters LCB Depot, where we knitted whilst simultaneously making elecronic noise with embedded oscillators. It was enourmous fun.

concert in Brno, Czech Republic

The works of me and my esteemed colleages are being performed here. It looks fantastic! I won’t be there but if you’re in the Brno area, do pop in if you can.

MTI² concert in Brno, Czech Republic, March 31st

A concert dedicated to the composers of the MTI² will be presented as part of the Sonix Series at Divadlo na Orlí, Brno, Czech Republic, on the 31st of March 2019:

Composers whose work will be presented at the concert include Prof. Bret Battey, Dave Holland, Francesc Marti, John Richards, Neal Spowage, and Prof. John Young.

New work, Convolve

Convolve (2019)

My latest work, an AV peice called ‘Convlve’, will be premiered at De Montfort University next week along woth new works by my colleagues. The link to the event is here

Convolve (2019)  – 11:22

By Neal Spowage

Convolve is an unexpected and pleasant by-product of another ongoing creative research project that studies the relationship between sound and movement using long delays, acoustics and physical gesture to control live acoustic feedback. Convolve is also a reaction to much of the video art that I have experienced over many years.

I have used reverbs and delays as an instrument to convolve frequencies produced by a simple home made oscillator. Minute shifts of parameters in long repeats and reverbs phase waves and cancel or add frequencies. The slow convoluted movement of both the sound and the image is directed through feel and intuition and is intended to elicit emotion by making the observer uncomfortable and/or anxious from the adverse effects of monotony and expectation. The method and process is derived from interfering with, or re-directing, existing generative processes that result from the long reverbs and delays. It is closely connected to the relationship between sound and visual movement and investigates perception of minute movements that are congruent with the oscillations, beating and phasing of the audio.

It is intended to be presented in a dark room on a large screen in stereo for full immersive effect.