Writing a thesis (or thinking you are writing a thesis) is a peculiar thing. During the first half of January steady immaculate progress was being made with the cheerful assumption that a draft of one or two chapters would be finished by month's end. That doesn't seem to be the case now. I have had 7000 words of strangeness before me for the past two weeks that I have taken to periodically scribbling over, cursing at and setting fire to every second day.
A melodramatic and artistic approach to thesis writing, but despite the relative angst this approach seems to be working! I now have 2000 words of sensible prose to pour over.
Violent refinement can be a useful thing occasionally.
Currently working on the installation component of the portfolio with equally measured success and backpedaling, I've recently discovered the merits of open-source software such as Audacity. Mainly because it's free and has a spectral analysis tool.
German/Canadian sound artist Robin Minard arrives in Adelaide next week, as we'll be commencing a working relationship with each other this should provide some serious impetus for the research.
There'll be some good things posted soon.