niall morris

music, software, radio, etc...

hello and thank u for visiting my web page 🤗

hiya!

e-mail: niall@shamgate.co

music

Banana Oil (2017-now)

"...like the Mothers of Invention without all the toxic masculinity"

sax/bass/drums project w/ Laurie Pitt (Golden Teacher, Modern Institute, Thoth) and Joe Howe (Joe Howe, Ben Butler & Mousepad, Gay Against You).

photo by Derek Brennan

Lylo (2016-now)

self-produced 5 piece from Glasgow. slick, sexy, saxy, synthy

photo by Neelam Khan

Robert Sotelo (2017-2017)

good + thoughtful psych pop from London (now Glasgow-based). i played bass in the live Robert Sotelo Group!

cusp album cover

  • an album called Cusp came out on Upset The Rhythm in September 2017. i didn't play on it so it's ok for me to say "it's good and i like it"
    • read some press
    • buy a record (you mug!)

Martha Ffion (2015-2017)

I played bass for my nice friend Martha Ffion at lots of live dates, an EP and an album:

photo by Eoin Carey

Sham Gate (2014-2017)

a solo project built around analogue synthesisers and singing

thank u

  • music + visual loop for Nowhere To Be Found in October 2017
  • included on compilation by Huntley & Palmers in Nov. 2016
  • tape contribution to That's Life! exhibition at Good Press gallery in Apr 2016
  • song included on I Could Be Your Unicorn cassette compilation on Number4Door in association w/ GSA Queer Society for their launch in Aug 2014
  • this all started w a piece called Analog Synthesis Approximations of the Dialogue between Structuralism and Post-Structuralism in Architecture Considered in Relation to Foucault's Principles to the Art of Living Counter to All Forms of Fascism which was performed at Glasgow City Halls in March 2014

🚨unamed band (incoming)🚨 (2017-now)

heart on sleeve emo band w/ Chrissy Barnacle and Kevin Frew (Halfrican, North American War).

photo by mama frew

haven't played any gigs yet but wanna rock it soon 💀 🤗


software

  • I'm very interested in creative applications of software and am spending a lot of time in 2018 working on these skills!
  • I work in Glasgow city centre as a full stack developer and work with C#, .NET, TypeScript & Angular.
  • MSc Software Development masters programme at University of Glasgow. I got an A average grade. Graduated November 2017.
  • Automatic Tools for Populating Graph Representations of Multimedia Catalogues: university summer project for the aforementioned masters course.
  • rolodex: a web app that lets DJs view the contents of a USB drive on their mobile (in development)

feel free to peep my github 🤷‍


radio

me and louise doing feka @ subcity :)

  • made some shorties for Radiophrenia 2017 in collab w/ Rachel Woodside. built around story telling and voice-modelling synthesis.
  • i recorded and edited Radio Benjamin: Glasgow Constellations, broadcast at pop-up experimental radio station Radiophrenia in 2015
  • i was the manager for glasgow institution Subcity Radio from 2013-2014
    • notably, undertook a significant visual identity overhaul, revised scheduling and team structure which proved successful
    • got lots and lots more contributors, some good press, and increased listeners
  • i used to do a radio show w/ my buddy louwheeez called Feka
  • i helped establish and occasionally produce the El Rancho radio show on subcity.

etc

I have a degree MA(Hons) Music and I got a 2:1. I graduated in 2014.

i like are.na

i sometimes tweet

e-mail: niall@shamgate.co

miscellaneous things i have done

2018
  • went to Austin, Texas to perform at SXSW festval and had a blast!
2017
  • contributed to N.E.E.T. cassette on Glasgow label Akashic Records. I'm on 3 recordings on the tape, from courses completed at Green Door Studio. tape released August 2017.
  • Worked for Dear Green Coffee Roasters as a barista / brand rep at lots of events over summer.
2016
  • hosted a workshop about making electronic music for new students at Glasgow School of Art (part of Fresher's week).
  • exhibited photos, wrote a substantial amount of copy and designed a poster for Not Shy exhibition at The Art School in August 2016
2015
  • went to Tafi Atome, Ghana for a month (November) with Green Door Studio on the “Music of the Volta Region” Study Tour.
    • Learned lots of drumming, dancing and singing in the styles of Borborbor, Agbadza, and Adeʋu
    • visited other parts of Ghana + had a nice time 🏝
  • Completed Sonic Youths music production course at Green Door Studio, and used the allocated studio time to record an EP for my band Fields of Mould. This happened in September
  • Presented and interviewed a lot of people for a documentary about community radio station Subcity Radio back in July.
  • co-direction and concept for two music videos for the band Poor Things in March. (1 / 2)
2014
  • contributed to You Are Here: John Cage Songbooks, an audiovisual installation and performance of John Cage pieces at Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow in October.
  • photo / digital print included in I Could Be Your Unicorn, an exhibition of self portraits by artists who identify as queer, at The Art School in Glasgow in August.
  • multiple sound performances at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of the New Music Biennial showcase weekend in August
  • did a weird live performance about radio called Human Radio for my Sonic Arts undergrad and got an A2 haha
  • collaborative audiovisual work with visual artist Rachel Sharpe featured at Niteflights, part of Glasgow Short Film Festival programme in February.
2013
  • Commissioned to perform sound piece Power Relaxation Quest at Glasgow City Halls (part of Glasgow Life's sound lab programme) in October.
  • Took part in field recording excursion to Kyle of Lochalsh / Skye with Touch recording artists Jana Winderen and Mike Harding in September.
  • Selected photos exhibited at Reprographic, a Glasgow based pop-up exhibition, in August.
  • Contributed towards Mechanical Wave, an experimental sound performance that was part of Tramway's Rip It Up season, in February.

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some photos videos etc


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