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Berio Sequenza III Film

Berio Sequenza III film performance
Image copyright: Wendy Kirkup

(Berio Sequenza III for voice)

I’m very excited to say we have now filmed Berio’s Sequenza III for Wendy Kirkup’s current moving image project, which has now been titled  film of a score. Above is a digital still from the shoot, big thanks to Wendy for that.

I love this cheery post-filming photo of Wendy and I…

Wendy And Nic

And here’s the film team – Caitlin, Jack and wonderful Mark Vernon recording sound…

Berio Film Team

Sura Medura Exhibition

Sura Medura Exhibition

Sura Medura Exhibition

A Sura Medura exhibition is running from 21st April to 19th May 2017 at The Briggait in Glasgow. The exhibition includes a range of work by artists who have been artist-in-residence at Sura Medura in Sri Lanka.

Wave Shift, a new work made in collaboration with artist and illustrator Natasha Russell, is premiered as part of the Sura Medura exhibition. Read more about Wave Shift

 

Sura Medura 3

Moving Out Sunbeach
Sura Medura 3

The final stage of our residency was focused on preparing for our Moving Out event. Overall, the day at Sunbeach was a wonderful combination of visual art, sound, sculpture, video, performance, people, food, beer, Arrack sour, sea, sand, laughing, chatting, sharing…and cake (what a fabulous day for a birthday!).

We were thrilled to have a good local crowd join us for the day, and also delighted that so many people came down from the Colombo Biennale and the University Faculty of Visual and Performing Arts to join us for some or all of the time.

Listening Sabda Saha PinturaIn our exhibition, which combined some finished elements and work-in-progress, my sound work Sabda saha Pintura was available as a headphone installation. Notebook Entry

The title Sabda saha Pintura means sound and picture in Sinhalese – through much discussion this seemed to be the most apt translation for the collage idea I was working with in the piece. Exploring  differences in the English/Sinhalese languages was very intriguing – how or in what way  metaphors or concepts translate, for example, sound, soundscape, landscape,  environment.

During the afternoon an audiovisual tuk tuk tour was running – a collaboration between Natasha (Russell) and me. Three people at a time could hop into Sudu’s tuk tuk Tuk Tuk Tourand take a short round trip to visit Natasha’s work in local shops accompanied by my soundtrack. Big thanks to Sudu and Chinthaka for running the tours.

The soundtrack combined recordings I gathered from those shops – peopleSudu - Tuk Tuk Tour Driver introducing themselves and their businesses, shop sounds, etc – the general store, jewellers, barbers, a fruit and veg stall. I also recorded an introduction to the tour in Sinhalese, with pronunciation help from folk at Sunbeach.

Before a fantastic Sri Lankan curry banquet, I accompanied Samson Omiagien with some live vocals for his performance piece with sculpture, which we had rehearsed  in the lead up to the event.

Video Jam

Later in the final week we headed up the road for the Colombo Biennale. I was absolutely delighted to have been invited by Shereen Perera to perform a live score for Video Jam – an event running as part of the opening night. Video Jam Colombo Biennale

My film extract came from the beautifully strange, thoughtful film Light in the Yellow Breathing Space by Vimukthi Jayasundara.

I still have much to reflect on – such a wonderful thought-provoking time. Thanks to Neil and UZ, Chaminda, Chathura, Hasantha, Kari and all at Sunbeach, Maria and Jack, my fellow artists-in-residence, everyone I met.

Video Jam Video Clip

BANNERColombo Art Biennale - 2Video Jam Video Clip

Here’s a short clip from the Video Jam at the opening night of the Colombo Art Biennale. The link takes you through to the Facebook page of Decibel.lk – a Sri Lankan online news, reviews and events site…

Watch clip

Thanks to Decibel for that. And big thanks to Shereen Perera for inviting me to score for Video Jam.

Creative Collective, Platform

Photo by Katy Dye
Stories of Easterhouse (photo: Katy Dye)

Stories of Easterhouse

As part of Made in Easterhouse at Platform Glasgow, I worked on the final stages of Stories of Easterhouse with the Creative Collective and Platform Associate Artist Katy Dye.

I recorded the stories, generated atmospheric backdrops through a creative sound workshop and composed the audio pieces for the final installation.

The map/sound installation is running through October/November 2016.

In Transit at CCA

In Transit at CCA
Zoe Strachan getting into mode during our set up for live broadcast of In Transit at CCA

For our Radiophrenia Live-to-Air collaborative commission Zoe Strachan and I devised In Transit. We performed the new work on 5th September at CCA Glasgow. Also in the event were the fabulous Resonance Radio Orchestra. Big thanks to Radiophrenia!

24 Stops broadcast

24 stops
24 Stops: written and performed by Sarah Tripp and composed for radio by Nichola Scrutton
24 Stops broadcast…

Radiophrenia is currently broadcasting 24 Stops. It is very exciting to hear the chimes as they were intended when originally created by Sarah Tripp. Furthermore,  Radiophrenia 2016 festival is a perfect setting to listen to them, every hour on the hour for 24 hours amongst such a wealth of radio and sound art…

Good Days Bad Days instal

Good Days Bad Days instal

Good Days Bad Days Instal

Following several months working with NERC’s six recovery cafes we are delighted to be presenting Good Days Bad Days sound installation at Platform Glasgow on 27th March.

Here’s a short excerpt LISTEN

This installation event brings to a close a research collaboration with Martin O’Connor that will feed into his Mark of the Beast poetry performance project at a future time.