A Border musician explores new ways to produce sound in his second EP, which will be launched on Sunday.
These Moments is a compilation of songs by guitarist Adrian Clark that demonstrates percussive fingerstyle guitar, a method he's been working on for the last few years after being inspired by various YouTube clips.
"I'd been interested in doing it for a while and finally made the plunge," he said.
In percussive fingerstyle, not just the strings create noise, with the performer using the guitar itself as a drum.
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"it's sort of using both hands in all different ways to fill out the sound," Clark said.
"I really enjoyed that extra percussive side of things.
"It's actually very visual as well, so it's really nice to watch."
Unlike some other exponents, Clark adds vocals to his works, having started singing in secondary school in Wodonga.
He began learning guitar about the age of 10.
"I enjoyed playing and practising and stuff, but never really took it too seriously," he said.
In year 9, the singer/songwriter began joining bands with indie rock group Inferno, circa 2000, performing in what is now known as the Kool Skools recording project.
He took a break from music after high school, but returned to it about four or five years later.
"After a bad break-up and stuff, I just started writing and that was it," he said.
"It's just gone from there."
Life in general tends to inspire his lyrics.
"What we see, what we do, what we experience," Clark explained.
"Sometimes I'll think about things and look at people's perspectives and point of view and write about that as well.
"It's not always about my opinions, sometimes others'."
Clark combines his musical career with work as an IT officer at Trinity Anglican College, where he also does sound engineering and holds open microphone sessions for students.
He performs regularly at several Border venues and also takes part in regional festivals.
These Moments was recorded last March but some additional mixing and cover art took a little time to finalise.
But all is now ready, unlike his first recording experience in 2011 where delays saw the CDs only arrive at the last moment before a festival.
The launch of These Moments at St Ives Hotel will include performances by Clark and two up and coming musicians Hattie Evans and Iva Mahoni.
"There's no entry fee, so just turn up and enjoy yourself," Clark said.
WHAT: These Moments, an EP launch by Adrian Clark
WHEN: St Ives Hotel, Gateway Island, March 17, from noon
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