Hi friends, I just wanted to let you know that you still have a few days to see the “Night Fall” installation at the Queensland Museum. It’s up until January 26. This fascinating and engaging exhibition plays on our perceptions of night and the creatures that inhabit Australia’s nightscapes, especially bats. Australia’s night time biodiversity is fragile and vulnerable. Could our fears of the night feed into this somehow? I contributed Arduino programming assistance to this version of the work by Keith Armstrong and Lawrence English. I love how this installation interprets complex ecological subjects into a simple and evocative vision, and Lawrence’s multi-textured soundscape is full of a myriad of fascinating sounds of biota and natural phenomena. Head up to Level 4, the Invent-ory space at the Queensland Museum.
Good evening folks, my new recording of Wilderness is up online for your listening pleasure! With thanks to everyone who was a part of producing this track! Especially LADY Electronica, The Producers Club, Scott Horscroft, John Teh, Joe Guerzo, Matt O’Neill, Ian Tully and Jess Rankine. xx https://soundcloud.com/rosecarrousel/wilderness
I’d love to hear any of your thoughts about his new recording. It’s the first one I have produced, mixed and mastered myself in a softer style. I wanted to write it so it goes from soft to energetic. xx
Stay tuned for an awesome remix from my mate Ian Tully!
I have a little show coming up on June 16th. I’ll be using some of my home-made custom sound controllers for some of my songs, and I’ll be joined by two of my favourite artists: thewhiskeyarchive and Naomi Sunderland:
thewhiskeyarchive, Rose Carrousel and Naomi Sunderland will share their beautiful, intimate and interesting folk and electronica songs with you at Kobblers General Store and Cafe in Bardon, Sunday afternoon, June 16. This is a free and family friendly show, donations welcomed. Delicious cakes and drinks will be available for purchase.
3:30 pm thewhiskeyarchive
2:30 pm Rose Carrousel
1:30 pm Naomi Sunderland
thewhiskeyarchive brings together the vocal, musical and songwriting talents of ukulele songstress Jane Cameron and singer/songwriter Mark Bentley. The result is a blend of smooth, smokey indie folk with a hint of alt country and a nod to the punk/goth influences of Brisbane’s music scene in the 70’s and 80’s.
Rose Carrousel is a singer-songwriter who crafts whimsical, shimmery folktronica. Whimsical vocals and unguarded, optimistic story telling mix with shimmery, glitchy electronica, acoustic instruments and subtle harmonies to make her folktronica and lo-fi electro. She is joined on stage by the lovely Jess who sews new beautiful things live, yes with a sewing machine. Home-made mechatronic controllers using household domestic items also make appearances.
Singer Naomi Sunderland will preview her latest work, “Water”, combining intimate folk storytelling with a uniquely beautiful approach to electronic and acoustic arrangement. Joined by a band of classical and contemporary musicians, Naomi presents her take on “ambient folk”. “Water” builds on her successful albums albums Red Dirt Road (2006) and Stitches (2009).
Attention teachers with an interest in trans-disciplinary practices! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to participate in an Arduino masterclass led by me (Heidi Millington), featuring a teacher focused hands on Arduino workshop as well as artist talks and a curator led tour of “Foundations Edge: Artists and Technology”. A couple of spaces remain, get in quick. It’s on next weekend (4th and 5th of May). http://www.artmuseum.qut.edu.au/schools/educators.jsp
I like the idea of intersects. The intersections between art and science, between random chance and well planned out ideas… between my life and another little slice of the internet.
Hello there, I have just set up my official Rose Carrousel website. Here it is. Thanks for stopping by. I hope to post links to my new music and sound art projects. I’ll also write about some of the steps, processes and ingredients along the way to actualising my works. You can find out a little more about me on the “about” page.
At the moment I am focusing on the stage 2 of the NatureTron. The ‘NatureTron’phase 1 debuted at Lady Electronica Live in 2012 and used light dependent resistor analog sensors with Arduino printed circuit boards, coding and circuitry, along with MAX software as a midi-interface with Ableton Live. Version 2 uses analog distance sensors and light sensors, and rather than being used for music is designed as a sound installation. I will let you know when it will be debuted! Version 3, which I have already started working on, is intended to incorporate environmental or ecological data sources from various locations around the globe. So this will hopefully form the basis of an exciting Art+Science project. I am using COSM with my Arduino boards for this. I have already set up my first trial data streams, which you can view here (https://cosm.com/feeds/126706). As you can see the light dependent resistor measuring the light levels is not turned on very often! I am using it to test out code but I will plug it back in at some point!
Wishing you all a magic night. x Heidi