Monday, November 6, 2017

WHEN IT RAINS

Hello Cyber Dwellers!

When it rains, it pours - below are some of the puddles...

Current Favourites:
Song- Los Ageless by St Vincent
Video- Everybody Knows by Kimbra
Album- Masseduction by St Vincent & I Feel The Same by BULLY

Below are some photos from recording a string quartet at AFTRS for a short film called Afterlife (a vintage AFTRS student film).



Below is a photo from Breaking The Mould's world premiere at the Australian Music Week Film Festival!

Breaking The Mould now has a facebook page too!

"Wherever you go, you always take the weather with you"   Crowded House


JRA


Friday, September 29, 2017

BREAKING THE MOULD (ONCE & FOR ALL)

Hey there!

Like the dance moves you invented which make you feel great and look alien, today's blog is worth it's weight in paper.

Current Favourites-
Song: Los Ageless by St Vincent
Video Clip: Magazine by Slotface (Lyric Video)
Book: Music Business by Shane Simpson

I am delighted to announce a documentary I have been a part of making as the writer, director and composer, called Breaking The Mould will be premiered at the Australian Music Week Film Festival!

You can check out the details of the festival's line up here: http://australianmusicweek.com/film/

Breaking The Mould is sharing the night with doco, Play Your Gender (Canada) and Audio Engeneering (Germany). I am so stoked be sharing our doco alongside this incredible content. :)

I would particularly like to give a special thank you to my fellow collaborators Mason Hoffman (cinematographer), Monique Montfroy (photographer) and, Lauren and Tish of L&L Film Productions - it has been a great honour working towards the summit with you. There are countless others which have brought to life Breaking The Mould in their own way, and their names are all in the credits. I very excited to share what we have created with you on the 1st of November!

Here's the trailer for Breaking The Mould and a blurb about too...

"Breaking the Mould is an independent documentary which consists of a number of interviews with a diverse array of Australian artists and bands, reflecting on their experiences and sharing their opinions about the role of gender in Australian music since the 1950s. Inspired by Lindy Morrison's legendary documentary, Australian Women in Rock & Pop Music which was released in 1995.

The documentary features interviews with The Jezabels, Katie Noonan, The Grates, Jebediah, Abbe May, Stonefield, Grace Knight (Eurogliders), Regurgitator, Mia Dyson and Mental As Anything. Along with narration by Zoƫ Norton Lodge, best known for her work on the ABC (The Checkout, Story Club & Chaser's Media Circus).

Breaking the Mould celebrates the evolution of gender and how it has shaped Australian music by creating a national conversation."


Talk the talk, walk the walk, I say.  


JRA


Sunday, August 13, 2017

THE FIELD

Hello!

The iced clenched fist of winter is waning, and I can hear my pulse writing tunes.

Current Favourites:
Book - Brian Eno Oblique Music, edited by Sean Albiez & David Pattie
Song - Hard Times by Paramore / Dog Years by Maggie Rogers
Album - Still neck deep in Pleasure by Feist
Film Clip - Century by Feist, what a classic

The latest filmic music sketch...
https://vimeo.com/227583089

Below are some pictures from my adventures at Splendour in the Grass...




Side of stage, the theatre is real, and the kick drum is friendly.


JRA



Thursday, July 6, 2017

STOP MOTION

Hello there!

Current Favourites-
Song: New York by St Vincent
Music Video: Big Wave by Jenny and Johnny
Book: Composing for the Cinema by Ennio Morricone & Sergio Miceli
Television: Mad As Hell

Here are some gems from the web that make me laugh and think...




Effortless motion is always full of stops. Don't press pause or you'll miss something.


JRA


Saturday, June 3, 2017

SAD & LOUD

Hey there!!

Current Favourites:
Song: Nancy Drew by Slotface
Album: Pleasure by Feist
Video Clip: Galway Girl by Ed Sheeran
Book: Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

Some film music I shared with the world recently...

The Night Is Young
https://vimeo.com/218096285

Middle of Nowhere
https://vimeo.com/218097733

Ivy's Theme
https://vimeo.com/218098428


Sad and loud, that's what the T-Shirt says... don't believe everything you read.



JRA


Sunday, April 23, 2017

REPETITION

Hello!

I'm running up and down the east coast like a fish with no legs at the moment.

Current Favourites:
Book: Fashion and Music by Katie Baron
Song: Pleasure by Feist
Film: Whiplash

Some great examples of repetition...




Rinse and repeat - to the beat.



JRA


Saturday, March 4, 2017

OBSERVATIONAL

Hi there!

Current Favourites:
Transport - Walking
TV - The Last Leg
Song - Take a chance on me by ABBA

Photos from the field...





[Above] The Newsagency is such a great venue it was awesome to see Sam Buckingham perform - it was a joyful evening.

From rock to rock I jump, occasionally blogging as I go.



JRA