Hugh-Davies

just throwing a casual note to the FisherFans that while I post the classic angsty teenager tumblr photos of weed and smoking and partying and rock n roll and attempted grunge, I also love myself some Phryne and Essie and Jack and Pagey and Mac and Tammy and Hugh and Hugo and Dot and Ashleigh and Mr Butler and Cec’n’Burt and Jane and Aunt P just as much as any of you. I’m super invested in the show/franchise and have been watching every Phryday since it first came to air in 2012 (though I have yet to read the books as I can never seem to find the first one in order to read them chronologically). I’d love to join all your discussions and theory debates and fangirl moments! if you’ll have me, that is :) ~Em

Salad (for egg- & vegetable slicers) (1977)
  • Salad (for egg- & vegetable slicers) (1977)
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OSCILLATIONS #132: Hugh Davies



Hugh Seymour Davies was a musicologist, composer, and inventor of experimental musical instruments.From 1968 to 1971 Davies played in a group called the Music Improvisation Company and he was also a member of the group Gentle Fire, active from 1968 to 1975, which specialised in the realisation of indeterminate scores (such as Stockhausen’s Aus den sieben Tagen) and in the performance of its own Group Compositions.

Davies invented musical instruments that he constructed from household items. Among them was the shozyg, a generic name he used for any instrument housed inside an unusual container.

From the 1960s onwards Davies made very significant contributions to the documentation of electronic music history, and in 1968 published a catalogue in which he listed - ostensibly - all the works of electronic music ever composed worldwide. It has been argued that, through his research and documentation, Davies characterised electronic music for the first time as a truly international, interdisciplinary field.


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The Darkest Puzzle

New ARG Game by the wonderful Hugh Davies

Get involved! http://www.thedarkestpuzzle.com/

The story should be familiar to you from my lecture in week one…!?

On the day of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, a group of Alternate Reality Gamers called the CloudMakers discussed in an online forum how they could employ their “Collective Detective” skills to uncover the culprits behind the attacks. The moderators of this group soon dismissed the idea declaring “This Is Not A Game”. However a small group calling themselves Dark Cloud broke away to solve what became known as: The Darkest Puzzle.

Ten years later, all members of Dark Cloud have disappeared.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Darkest-Puzzle/176678025725594?sk=wall

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Hugh Davies - Quintet

“An Anthology Of Noise & Electronic Music / Second A-Chronology 1936-2003”, Sub Rosa, 2003

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I came across the name Hugh Davies while reading about Talk Talk’s “Spirit of Eden” on Wikipedia. He’s credited as playing the SHO ZYG, which I gather is a homemade instrument housed in an old encyclopedia. He’s also bros with Derek Bailey.

Rad video of him playing one of these weird electro-acoustic instruments. Great!

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Hugh Davies - Shozyg 1 & 2 [1969]

The Darkest Puzzle

New ARG Game by the wonderful Hugh Davies

Get involved! http://www.thedarkestpuzzle.com/

The story should be familiar to you from my lecture in week one…!?

On the day of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, a group of Alternate Reality Gamers called the CloudMakers discussed in an online forum how they could employ their “Collective Detective” skills to uncover the culprits behind the attacks. The moderators of this group soon dismissed the idea declaring “This Is Not A Game”. However a small group calling themselves Dark Cloud broke away to solve what became known as: The Darkest Puzzle.

Ten years later, all members of Dark Cloud have disappeared.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Darkest-Puzzle/176678025725594?sk=wall