Listening Day 1: Red Guitar

So today I started my listening project with David Sylvian’s ‘Red Guitar’. I sat doing nothing but listening with my eyes shut throughout the track. Not a way of listening that I’m used to, but one that had very interesting results.

I found myself drifting from listening and at times visualising the video to the song as well. The mix was intriguing too. As I was so focused on the track I heard the mix in quite a different way.

It wasn’t easy to stay focused on the music, and I did start to think about other things whilst listening, but even so I really enjoyed the experience and I’m looking forward to doing it again.

As for the track itself I mentioned the mix sounding different which was odd, but aside from that it was very interesting to focus that much attention on just one piece of music and nothing else. I’m looking forward to the rest of the month and the other tracks by Sylvian that I’ve selected to listen to.

More tomorrow.

Getting Started with Android

So I’ve gotten myself an Android device that works at last. I finally got tired of trying to get my old G1 to do what it really wasn’t cut out for and got an Orange San Fransisco. So far so good, I’m enjoying playing with a new (sort of new) OS again.

It is an interesting OS to muck about with as there’s a lot more scope to get it to do things like scripting and running processing sketches, and that’s just for starters.

I’ll be posting more about getting used to Android of the stuff I’m doing with it.