MP Hopkins – Two Pages & Flakes

Page 29 and Page 44 are part of an iterative text-sound project Hopkins began in 2018. In this ongoing project, text generation software is used to repeatedly alter a page of text. Each alteration is collated in an expanding document that he uses to inform recordings and performances. The pages were read, but not a great deal was said.

Flakes 1 and Flakes 2 are collages made from test signals and found audio fragments from Australian television between 1974 – 1979. Anticipating the broadcast, but nothing begins.

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Recorded and assembled in 2021 on Gadigal and Wangal land.

Mastered by Renato Grieco.

Artwork by MP Hopkins.

Matthew P. Hopkins

Matthew P. Hopkins is a sound maker based in Melbourne, Australia. Hopkins employs a mixed bag of source material; prepared cassettes, found sounds, feedback, assorted electronics, processed voice, and occasional instrumentation, to produce work characterised by awry ambience, sombre refrains, hissing clunk, and odd atmospheres.

Hopkins has released recordings through Penultimate Press (UK), Vittelli Records (UK), Alberts Basement (AU), Canti Magnetici (IT), and Thalamos (GR).

https://matthewphopkins.bandcamp.com/