Three Minute Textures:
Richard's latest release "Three Minute Textures" features ten tracks of ambient electronics.
Richard Pilkington is an Audio Engineer and sound artist living with mental illness in Melbourne, Australia.
"I conceived an idea of a 30 minute album made of 10, 3 minute tracks exploring sound as a textural experience.
I'd been pondering the idealised pop song length of 3 minutes and how happy I used to be when a whole album used to fit on a single side of a cassette tape.
The resulting album uses an analogue sound source processed through a digital algorithm I wrote in software called Max/MSP.
The combination of analogue signal with digital processing creates a reasonably unpredictable outcome though there are definite boundaries in place.
There was minimal human interaction involved in the creation of the 10 tracks.
I find the resulting sounds while devoid of inherent meaning, express some of the feelings and emotions I experience living with schizophrenia in an abstract way.
The tracks jump suddenly from harmony to discord to chaos which, in a way reflects the uncertainties of my life.
I hope that people can relax in to the chaos and find their own personal meaning within."
Three Minute Texures is available now for download at:
(forwarded from Richard Pilkington)