A sound collage, or ‘sonic postcard’, of the environs of Nsambya, Kampala, Uganda.
Working with M-LISADA we conducted a contact mic building workshop and sound walk. The sounds are a combination of sources from the students contact mics and a portable recorder.
All sounds were recorded and mixed by Bruce Akampulira, Ronald Kabuye, Fahad Masereka, Hassan Massembe, Julius Mwebe, Tonny Mwolese, Derrick Odagga, Bosco Okema, Murray Royston-Ward and Disan Segawa.
Listings for forthcoming events at Electric Knife. I’m playing in the daytime on Sat 22nd - That event will finish in time for people to get to the Japanese noise fest at Cafe Oto which is also on over that weekend.
Recommended from MirrorWorldMusic: Black Wood by kptmichigan
Listen/purchase: Uganda: Oh Uganda, Land of Beauty by The Lows and the Highs Records
In a few weeks time I’ll be flying to Kampala in Uganda. There’s a handful of us going and we’ll be hooking up with M-Lisada and the Mummy Foundation.
M-Lisada (Music Life Skills And Destitution Alleviation) is an orphanage based in the Katwe slums and the Mummy Foundation helps the children of women who’s only option is prostitution.
Basically, through education and support both of these organisation try to help children in some of the worst situations in one of the poorest areas of the world.
My travelling companions (including my wife) have nursing backgrounds whereas I’ll be working with a group of older kids on a sonic arts based workshop and trying to support the work in any way I can.
One thing these organisations need is funding to help pay rent and maintain the buildings - without a building these organisations wouldn’t exist - along with educational materials and, well, pretty much anything can help if you have nothing.
This compilation is a small gesture to try and help raise some additional fundraising money. You can pay as much or as little as you can afford (either for the whole thing or just individual tracks), everything helps, and all money will go directly to these organisations to help sustain their efforts. Any support you can offer will be greatly appreciated.
The tracks on this compilation are bit of a dig through the archives (a 2 and 3/4 hour dig to be precise). Many tracks were previously unreleased and the rest have only ever seen the light of day in a very limited capacity. They include some of the last material ever recorded by both Fredrick Stanley Star and yajé.
Finished making this in the studio yesterday. Music/jewellery box, amplifier circuit, speaker, contact mic and spring.
I used this guidance - http://macumbista.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/soundbox_stripboard_layout_2012.png
Seis artefactos do nojo que variam entre o reconhecível e o inqualificável.
Second review from Portugal, this time S Chalmers Myths & Beasts - http://music.thelowsandthehighs.co.uk/album/myths-and-beasts
RToG + The Lows and the Highs Records presents…
Jon Collin / Tepeu y Q’uq’umatz / Kay Hill
Live at Lee Rosy’s, Nottingham.
Tickets £4 advance / £5 door
Starting at 8pm Tuesday 26th November
Bandas cuja música exige uma demorada meditação.
Portuguese review of the Ø+yn / The Failed NASA Experiment split cassette (still available here - http://music.thelowsandthehighs.co.uk/album/yn-the-failed-nasa-experiment)