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)