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Seren Ffordd
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  • Pontardawe, Wales
  • United Kingdom
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Seren Ffordd commented on S1gns Of L1fe's blog post My New Hobby - Fractal Art
"Very nice artwork S1gns. Fractal art has defintiely improved since I last played around with it. I particularly like the second one with it's depth. Have you tried anything in purple and orange?"
Oct 6
Seren Ffordd commented on John K-N's blog post Q: Does it matter who the artist is?
"well, hmmm, without the artist there would be nothing to listen to....so yes it does matter. but that is sort of sideswiping the quote.... How we judge or assess music based on who made it is another matter. Expectation can be a real killer."
Oct 6
Seren Ffordd commented on John K-N's blog post Thoughts on silence in music.
"thoughts are an intelligent way of moving from one silence to another.   Movement is an intelligent way of getting from one stillness to another.   Seems we are getting really into a space of developing quotes.     and, I tend to…"
Oct 6
Seren Ffordd commented on John K-N's blog post Thoughts on silence in music.
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Oct 6
Seren Ffordd commented on John K-N's blog post The mistake of practice - Excellent article on Practice vs. Mastering
"I had the privilege many years ago of being allowed to listen to a concert cellist practice - I don't know what she did for fun but she was always practicing the piece she was baout to be playing, trying to get it so much into her body that she…"
Oct 6
Seren Ffordd commented on John K-N's blog post The mistake of practice - Excellent article on Practice vs. Mastering
"Similarly if I had to walk differently every time I go from a - b it would get very difficult...."
Oct 6
Seren Ffordd commented on John K-N's blog post The mistake of practice - Excellent article on Practice vs. Mastering
"...But to move on for the sake of novelty might prevent us from fully discovering the richness of a good series. Excellent point too.  "
Oct 6
Seren Ffordd commented on John K-N's blog post The mistake of practice - Excellent article on Practice vs. Mastering
"Hmmm, its not the best way to enthuse people but it made me think of dancing as an art different to music... If I only practise the moves I already know I'll never develop. If I only stick with moves I discover I'll never learn from anyone…"
Oct 6
Seren Ffordd commented on John K-N's blog post pausebox 8203 - every noise, when listened...
"sometimes a name, like a piece of music, has it's own energy and existence. I've had an album name waiting for the music to arrive for a number of years and then a friend visited from america with a harp - and the 2 came together...."
Sep 25
Seren Ffordd commented on John K-N's blog post pausebox 8203 - every noise, when listened...
"so any name, when considered carefully, becomes a forum.."
Sep 25
Seren Ffordd commented on John K-N's blog post pausebox 8203 - every noise, when listened...
"Hey Steve, ...she is unerringly, unapologetically herself, and yet still very accepting of other ways of thinking and doing things, and I really admire that...   Sounds like a great way to live and make music.  "
Sep 25
Seren Ffordd commented on John K-N's blog post pausebox 8203 - every noise, when listened...
"I must admit I was not trying to modify the original quote, I can understand where you are going with that. I have sounds I prefer, and scents and tastes etc, but I often have to recognise that they are indeed preferences rather than…"
Sep 24
Seren Ffordd commented on John K-N's blog post pausebox 8203 - every noise, when listened...
"Ah, I forgot to mention specifically in my last post - we are tending to focus on the sounds that are perhaps part of the negative side of human sound creation - industrial etc - but there are more sounds created by the earth around us, geysers…"
Sep 24
Seren Ffordd commented on John K-N's blog post pausebox 8203 - every noise, when listened...
"I really like the dog shit example - made me laugh out loud - shows that even quotes, when considered carefully, can become..... It is good to read other peoples thoughts and see how they make me think too. I admit that I don't…"
Sep 24
Seren Ffordd commented on John K-N's blog post pausebox 8203 - every noise, when listened...
"The quote gives me a sense of an invitation to not be locked into my preconceptions or preferences - whether I personally tend to think something is or is not music is still a tendency which I can step outside of."
Sep 23
Seren Ffordd commented on John K-N's blog post pausebox 8203 - every noise, when listened...
"I agree it is very subjective - some of the 'tunings' used by non western cultures can be very grating to western ears - heard as if they are noise by us but as divine by those used to it. Mind you there are western music forms that…"
Sep 23

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Strands V - Seren Ffordd album out on Bandcamp

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 5:00pm 4 Comments


Hi everyone,

Just to let you know that I've released a new album on bandcamp - free download.

recorded only on electric guitar and fretless electric bass

 

Seren Ffordd - Halo

Posted on August 20, 2013 at 6:52am 4 Comments

New music available on soundcloud - www.soundcloud.com/seren-ffordd - .wav file.



Halo: Umbra - Penumbra.

Halo was a work in progress when Gigi (Oophoi) sadly passed away.

Numerous artists have since released music dedicated to him and this is my addition to the wave of remembrancing to the significance that he holds in both ambient music and the hearts of those inspired by him in many…

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24 Frames per Second

Posted on July 5, 2013 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

Hi everyone,

I've had the pleasure to be involved, with other musicians, in helping create a new release on the Ambientlive label – 24 Frames per Second.

The album is a compilation of music created by members of the Modulator ESP forum.

The idea was to create tracks with an average length of three to three and a half minutes that were inspired by films or possibly for a film.

24 Frames per Second contains 21 tracks by 13 artists with a wide range of styles and…

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The Martian Chronicles: release on Hypnos.

Posted on October 3, 2011 at 12:59pm 12 Comments

Available from: http://www.hypnos.com/smf/index.php?topic=4302.msg31876#new

 

Now it's out I don't know what to say - have a listen to the clips, read what Mike has written and look at the cover pics....

 

Hypnos has a first week offer on the price and I will be getting copies to sell…

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