Rob van Hattum, A Portrait

Jun 17, 2010 | Posts, Film

This spring I filmed a short portrait documentary of Rob van Hattum, Film director for Science Programs at VPRO Broadcasting Company and Creative Director at NEMO science center in Amsterdam. 

This short version was made as an assignment for the Art Academy I’m currently enrolled in. There are still plans to make a longer version of the portrait, though due to lack of time available for such an undertaking this summer and other opportunities presenting themselves, the project will be pushed back. I have no insight yet as to when I’ll have time for it.

It was a one man operation start to finish. I did the research, filmed, edited and created the opening/endcredits & theme. With the kind permission of the VPRO and the wonderful co-operation of Mr. van Hattum, here now is the final result of my efforts. Unfortunately it is in Dutch, English subtitles are still on my to-do list.

Released 5 years ago today – Summer Of ’92

5 years ago today Shipwrec released my CausaliDox EP Summer Of ’92. In this post I take a look back and talk about what the tracks mean to me.

Sampling into Assimil8or

Today I decided to sample some non-electronic instruments into my Eurorack sampler. A tabla, a cabasa, a wooden flute and some pillbottles.

A critic in time

Today I spent some time selecting poems I wrote in my early 20’s for the website. It feels strange to critique myself and my poetry 20-some years later.

A synth sci-fi short story

I’m not recording. I’ve decided to just let this happen. It’s been going on for a while now. And I think it is probably too late anyway.

Lost in a memory hole

I’m not sure what happened. I got lost in a memory hole tonight. Well, I can reconstruct it, sort of. And it’s not like it hasn’t happened before.

Bob Knutton – It Sates Itself On Doubt

Ventured into darker regions today, tribal modular drums, echoing and distorted thrust me into the gloom. I explain how I recorded the track and what gear I used.

CausaliDox on NTRFRNZ Radioshow

This past week the track There Is Nothing In The World from my CausaliDox album Between The Leaves Lies Eternity opened the excellent NTRFRNZ radio show in Brasil.

sonOnos – Tomorrow

Got lost in the machines today. It was nice. 

CausaliDox – Cohort Death Signal

I wanted to make the Pro-One sound dangerous. Things started building from there. It sounds like an existential threat.

website redesign finished

Over the past 6 weeks I have worked on redesigning my website. It was hard work, but I am so glad I stuck with it, because I am quite happy with the redesign.