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May 2018 Journal Poseidon’s Music Box – Cycles of action

With the bulk of the initial research already done, I have moved onto the actual construction of the sculpture and the part I enjoy the most. I love building and working with my hands, it is calming. The initial design above is guiding me in the overall structure, but as each part is taking shape, I am refining the small technical details regarding the gears and structural joins. The sculpture would be very easy if it was not moving, but the rotation is what will be creating the music score and also bringing life to the piece. The electronics for the solar power are planned to be hidden within the arms and under the main plate and this requires some planning so that the entire structure doesn’t twist itself apart.

Cycle 1 – Visual design aesthetics and fabrication

Act: Design the initial concept drawing.

Observe: Does the visual appearance express the message of the connection of coal and the environmental death of the coral to the audience?

Reflect: The aesthetics of the design are slowly being updated as I go through the process too. While the initial design and coverings with succulent plants will remain, I am thinking of having half of each of the six arms covered in black coal and the other half in the brightly coloured plant life to really contrast the life and death aspects of the sculpture.

The panels around the base of the sculpture were designed to more directly send the message I wanted with the whole piece and therefore I am sticking with the bold and direct quotes, images and as the whole sculpture rotates, these messages will display.

#1 Coral Not Coal

#2 Sustainably co-existing with our planet

#3 #StopAdaniGoldCoast

#4 Please Save Me

#5 $56b economic, social & icon value. $6.4b contributed to Australian Economy annually

#6 One of the 7 natural wonders of the world in our own backyard

largest living organism on the planet

The sculpture is also very visually based and I’m finding that the micro aspect which can be viewed up close and the larger shape of the whole piece should mimic each other. The small geometric designs engraved on the arms will represent the overall larger scale imagery.

Act: Communicating the overall intent of the sculpture through each small piece will ensure the message is clear overall. The shape of the sculpture along with the succulent plant life will represent the coral shape. The bright colors of the plants, the black coal on half of each of the arms and the white bleached frame will follow through with this concept.

The textual messages on the wooden boards at the base of the sculpture will directly express the message to the audience.

Fabrication is currently underway and further observation will occur once this stage is more complete. I’m still working on how I can make the sculpture interactive with the audience, initial ideas are to ask people to take a picture with the sculpture and post it online with their message with the hashtag #coralnotcoal

Cycle 2 – Auditory musical composition, production & publishing

Act: I’m working on the musical melody loop that represents a birth and death cycle, major to minor and fitting this into 32 8th notes. The tube chime mechanics have also been calculated and some have been cut to ensure the tones are loud enough and acoustically pleasing.

 

Cycle 3 – Documentation and exegesis

Act: In answering how I can enact the change I want in my sculpture I have spoken to #stopadanigoldcoast and HOTA (Home of the Arts Gold Coast) about working towards a display or exhibition of the sculpture in August. Tying the sculpture in with the #stopadanigoldcoast movement will help develop an audience and some press for the piece. In addition, I have started to put together a website at  http://guycooper.com.au/poseidon/ to collate all the blogs and images of the work in progress. This site will also be the final digital public delivery of the sculpture, song and videos.

 

 

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LANE-HARRY x IKE CAMPBELL THE DASH single hits 130,000k & 360 tour supports + Surfers Paradise LIVE shows

The Dash ARTWORK FINAL 2000

The latest single THE DASH from Lane-Harry x Ike Campbell is killing it on Spotify and with Triple J. Racking up over 35,000 listeners a month and just hit 130,000 plays on Spotify. The Gold Coast duo are also all set to support 360 on his ‘Vintage Modern’ tour next week for the Brisbane shows on March 3rd and 4th. 360 recently named them the artists to watch in 2018 (https://otchiphop.com/2018/02/06/whos-next-360/amp/).

Fresh from taking out album of the year at the Gold Coast music awards in 2017 for YOUTH, having poured countless hours into the writing and production of the album, the duo and label decided to make YOUTH a free album for all their fans that have helped bring them to where they are today, which you can check out at www.lanexike.com.

360 Vintage Modern Tour

The boys are busy in the studio again working on a follow up to THE DASH and planning some upcoming live shows, including a free concert alongside Daryl Braithwaite, Jon Stevens and Kate Ceberano as part of the Surfers Paradise LIVE festival on the Gold Coast in May. 2018 is set to be a huge year for the duo and their indie label Human Records with some big announcements coming soon as they work on the new album CASABLANCA. Touring continues following shows supporting 360, Allday, Seth Sentry, Ivan Ooze, Tkay Maidza, David Dallas, Remi, USA hiphop lords Tech N9ne and Brother Ali.

SURFERS LIVE

Lane has also been busy working on his Saint Lane solo project down in Sydney with Dan from the Griswalds and Duestch Duke. The video for THE DASH is worth a watch (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLV7tYXTdXY) filmed and directed by Swedish filmmaker Nils Nilsson (Pirates of the Caribbean, San Andreas) and Lane & Ike sparring off in Kung-Fu style battle.

The ethereal soundscape of Lane-Harry x Ike Campbell is not to be missed, an act that will go down as one of the defining sounds at the forefront of the golden era of hiphop music in Australia. The two charismatic young men plan on breaking past all creative ceilings and influence the artists of the future. Not only are they delivering gorgeous sounds and visuals but their mesmerizing fashion, emerging celebrity status & wild personalities are making them true game changers.

Generation Y has a new face and that face is that of Lane-Harry x Ike Campbell. Be sure to check out the new single at http://www.lanexike.com

New Charlie Rebel JAPAN film-clip STARE AT THE SUN

The new film-clip for the Charlie Rebel STARE AT THE SUN single is out now. Compiled with footage from the Japan tour we had a few months ago, along with the full ep at www.charlierebel.com. We had a wild time and will be heading back to Japan in May 2018 with a new album.
Human Records.

New Charlie Rebel EP out today in Japan

YEAAAAAHHH!!! Our new ep STARE AT THE SUN is out today in Japan !!!!

We have some limited edition Japan CD’s available for you if you can’t get to the stores or shows in Japan. Simply hit up www.charlierebel.com and sign up to the mailing list and you will be sent access to the new ep right now.

We have 9 shows across Japan over the next 12 days thanks to our Aussie label, Human Records. We will be tearing up stages from tomorrow night and are currently causing some havoc in Osaka.

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Charlie Rebel Japan Tour & new ep Japan launch tomorrow

Thanks to Dave Marini for this Japan tour poster for Charlie Rebel and our new ep STARE AT THE SUN on Human Records. If you’re outside Japan and want the new ep on Tuesday, then hit up www.charlierebel.com and join the mailing list.
And if you are looking for some great graphic design, hit Dave up !

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Frankensteining a white whale !

Frankensteining a white whale !

Serious construction has begun for the sculpture i’m making for the Swell Festival on the Gold Coast in September this year. Its a 1:1 scale kinetic wind harp shaped after Migaloo the white humpback whale. Tuned to Emaj7 and it will be playing a song I wrote to mimic the humpback whale song.

Sound and music follow a harmonic structure like that found in nature. There’s connection to our organic world utilizing acoustics & science, to create harmony with our surroundings. Sound is an auditory perception of the brain’s response to vibrational patterns observed by our bodies. The combination of art, design, and psychoacoustics creates a hidden link that resonates with nature and all life. Humpback whales are described as ‘inveterate composers’ of songs that are ‘strikingly similar’ to human musical traditions, a kinship we share with these mammals and a shared language.

#migalooguycooper
SWELL Sculpture Festival
https://guyserotonin.wordpress.com/…/migaloos-song-sculptu…/

Super Sugoi ! New Charlie Rebel EP is dropping in Japan on June 20th with Human Records.

4 PANEL SLEEVE KNIFE.PDFSuper Sugoi! Here it comes, the new Charlie Rebel EP ‘Stare at the Sun’ is being released in Japan on June 20th with Human Records. To celebrate, Nick & Chris are on their way around Japan with their producer/label head, Guy Cooper.

The Gold Coast punk rock band is heading across to Japan on June 20th for a string of 9 shows over 12 days in Osaka, Toyko, Kobe & Nagoya. The new EP will be available from shows in Japan & online Japanese stores from June 20th. You can still grab a copy outside Japan on June 20th, if you subscribe the band’s mailing list at www.charlierebel.com.

6月21日 Atlantiqs, Osaka – http://atlantiqs.com/
6月23日 Namba Mele, Osaka – http://namba-mele.com/
6月24日 Art House, Kobe – http://www.arthouse.ne.jp/
6月25日 Sengoku Daitouryou, Osaka – http://sengokudaitouryou.com/
6月27日 Club Kinoto, Tokyo – http://kinoto.jp/
6月28日 Heaven’s Door, Tokyo – http://www.geocities.jp/xxxheavensdoorxxx/
6月30日 Shinjuku Live Freak, Tokyo – http://www.live-freak.com/
7月 1日 Six-Dog, Nagoya – http://www.six-dog.com/
7月 2日 Brand New, Osaka – http://www.brandnew-osaka.com/

Osaka Tour Shows – https://www.facebook.com/events/247616745642549/
Tokyo Tour Shows – https://www.facebook.com/events/337589286657179/

Charlie Rebel will be back in Australia in July to release & tour the new EP. In the meantime jump on the Charlie Rebel mailing list at www.charlierebel.com to grab a copy of the new EP on June 20th.

2017 Charlie Rebel JAPAN TOUR poster

 

Gold Coast’s Charlie Rebel EP is all finished up and ready for the Japan tour & release.

Finishing up the new Charlie Rebel ep for print before the japan release and tour. 9 shows in 11 days at the end of June. Charlie Rebel
Human Records

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2017 Charlie Rebel JAPAN TOUR Poster