Oh hello there. Yes, a very happy new year etc. I’ll be speaking at the TEDxRheinMain on the 2nd of February; maybe you would like to come. Lot’s of impressive people speaking about “Subject to Change”. I’ll be talking about how narratives, characters and audiences are changing and I’ve put together a little YouTube playlist for those of you who may be coming and interested in a little bit of background information. You can find it here.
THE INANIMATES have been busy with the whistles.
So I launched THE INANIMATES about a week ago and I’m enjoying watching it develop; it’s always fun watching these things grow and entwine themselves into the fabric of the Internet. As I mentioned last week I’m using weavrs again and I promised to talk a little bit about how they fit into the project.
As a band, THE INANIMATES are using the weavrs to inform specific themes, here for example is their weavr for the theme DISTANCES:
They use the weavrs to create stories and build connections between each theme (they’re writing a concept album – I like to think of them as ZTT meets Pink Floyd meets Massive attack). The weavrs have a clever little prosthetic called “whistling” which creates sound files (or whistles) based on how the weavr is set up. They are oddly haunting, like little echoes of the Internet. Here’s a set from the SORROW theme:
Sorrows by THE INANIMATES
THE INANIMATES have been playing around with all of this and released their first rough cut for a DISTANCES prologue (they’re not that happy with it, apparently).
So, we’ve been quietly working away on some things. We’re loving the DISTANCES theme at the moment and so we’ve been playing around with some rough ideas. Chopping, chunking, writing and messing around with the weavr whistles. This is a first rough cut of a possible prologue for DISTANCES; we’re loving the hurdy-gurdy Brecht/Hindemith meets some other stuff – but not much else. Its early days but we thought we’d give you a heads up. Holler. More soon.
Inanimates: Distances Prologue (rough draft) by THE INANIMATES
That’s how I’m building this story on top of the weavrs.
Visit about.me/THEINANIMATES to find out where the band are hanging out.
It has been a while, ages in fact, since I last created a new character; it’s been a busy year with lot’s to do and I simply didn’t have an idea that seemed to work. That has changed though, and today I am very happy to introduce the new project to you. It’s called THE INANIMATES and where my previous characters were individuals THE INANIMATES are a collective:
“Hello, we are THE INANIMATES and we are working on our first album. There are five of us, each working on our own separate themes: DISTANCES, HOMAGE, MONSTER, WASTED and SORROWS.”
The band are using wearvs to influence their work on each of the themes,which I’ll talk about another time (but you all know I love my weavrs). Yes, there will be music. It’s very early days, but you can find the band all over the web and they are already up to a thing or two. Everything is being aggregated here.
It would be smashing if you could follow and get involved.