For this last project of the Splashbox, I had converted this self-built sound-sculpture to a fairground attraction, a money collector for the 80 meter long Motorshiff Stubnitz. This is a floating German music platform which had to go into dock, and asked for contributions to do so. Together with Lucas Simonis, I compiled a CD of the Dutch experimental music scene and we organized an event, the proceeds of which went to this ship.
By tossing a coin into the Splashbox, a different unique short dance of the coin, or coins, started, caused by varying vibrations. A fully automated process, I had cobbled together and was programmed with an Arduino module. I used a little lightbeam and a lightsensor, which made a random program start, in case a short interruption happened, caused by the passing coin. In the final set-up a little bit of water was added into the collector, so the coins could dance into the water.
The background music you hear, is separate from the installation and is made by my favorite German band: Ammer & Console.
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Written by David William
All instruments & drum editing by David William
Bassline composed by Mark P.
Engineered, Mixed & Mastered by David William
Produced by David William
Photography & artwork design by David William
My new album '2020' released on 26th March 2020 has been in the works for a couple of years. The '2020' title came to me in 2017 as I felt it would be an important year for humanity. The seven tracks on the album were recorded between 2017 and 2020 in amongst other tracks I've been working on, many which featured on my recent releases 'End of the Strangers' and 'One Way Ticket (Travelling Lighter)' and some still to come.
Of course, few people could have foreseen current events in 2020. Many of the songs on this album deal with the uncertainty, anxiety and increasing Orwellian control we see around us but as things get worse there is also the potential for them to get better and that is reflected in these songs. Spiritual Consciousness and the true nature of a human being is pointed to again and again in many tracks.
Almost all of the songs from this album date back to 2006 apart from "Sunflower Girl", which was written in November 2014. There is a bonus version of '2020' available with the original demos of each of the seven songs.
The artwork is from a photo I took in Berlin during the summer of 2014. I was seeing double digits a lot during that period.