The Derenberger Tapes (Short COLD MiX)

The ‘Woodrow Derenberger Interview‘ is a 30 minute audio tape recording of a live interview by Glenn Wilson who worked at WTAP-TV. In the interview Woody Derenberger recounts his encounter with Indrid Cold in Parkersburg West Virginia on November 3rd 1966 at about 4 o’clock in the afternoon.

I’ve always been intrigued by this story; ever since I read John Keel’s book ‘The Mothman Prophecies‘, and saw the 2002 film of the book, starring Richard Gere.  Indrid Cold has become part of modern mytho-culture surrounding ufo conspiracies and the internet is awash with images of the visitor from Lanulos –  the planet that Woody Derenberger claim his unearthly visitor hailed from.

For the last six weeks I have been spent every spare moment working in my makeshift tabletop studio, to compose a dance/EDM track using an audio recording of the original TV interview. You can find a link to the track here:  The Derenberger Tapes (Short COLD MiX)


Pure Duration

Throughout July and August, I recorded tracks for an electronic music project entitled Pure Duration. Pure Duration is a philosophical idea explored in an essay  entitled Time and Free Will, by Henri Bergson. Pure Duration explores how time is conceptualised in the mind, and music is a way of conceptualising the present, as well as reminding us of the past.

Last night I finished editing a promotional video for the title track from the project using some time-lapse film whilst on holiday in Wales . Here’s the YouTube link: Patrik Gryst – Pure Duration