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Glasgow Soundscapes: Place, Space and Memory

I am delighted to have been invited by Dominique Balaÿ to curate a programme for broadcast on WebSYNradio from 16th – 30th June 2016.  Alongside a selection of my own works are compositions by Alistair MacDonald, Bethan Parkes, Luca Nasciuti and Mark Vernon – big thanks to them for contributing.

Read more and listen at synradio.fr.

Theology CATS Award Nomination

Very exciting news – Martin O’Connor’s Theology has been shortlisted for a CATS 2013-14 award in the Best Music and Sound Category. Announcements will be made on 8th June 2014. See details and the full listings at CATS.

Here are some reviews of the recent performances at the Pearce Institute for Behaviour Festival:

**** Joyce MacMillan The Scotsman

Mary Brennan The Herald

Gareth Vile The Vile Blog

Martin O’Connor/Theology

Theology – written and performed by Martin O’Connor

Theology was nominated for a CATS Award 2013-14  in the Best Music and Sound Category

I was composer/sound designer with Martin O’Connor on the soundscape for A Govan of the Mind/TheologyThe show was first on at The Pearce Institute, Govan as part of The Arches Behaviour Festival in April 2014.

The show is in two parts: Part 1, Theology is a Glaswegian-dialect version of the Catholic Order of Mass, with composition by Oliver Searle, performed with a local male choir brought together for the production; and Part 2 A Govan of the Mind is a non-narrative epic poem celebrating the beauty of our everyday language.

Design: Rachel O’Neill, lighting design: Kate Bonney, choir leader: Matt Regan. See here for full team and more info.

GoMA/Final Fling/Day of the Dead Mini-Fest

Day of the Dead at Final Fling

Final Fling’s Day of the Dead Mini-Fest

Co-produced by Gallery of Modern Art  and Final Fling

Date: 2nd Nov 2013
Venue:  GoMA, Glasgow
Please note: Adrian Howells is performing at an alternative Southside location

Final FlingDay of the Dead

Schedule

  • 10 am – 12 noon – a shrine workshop with Greer Pester;
  • 12 noon – 1 pm – Death Rattle performance in the portico;
  • 2 pm – 4 pm – a Death Cafe – top floor workshop;
  • 5 pm – 9 pm – Unburden – one to one with Adrian Howells;
  • All day in the portico – Charnal House by Doug Strang
  • HearAfter sound installation was previewed on 25th Oct and ran until 1st Dec 2013.

More info at Final Fling‘s Day of the Dead Mini-Fest

Many thanks to Katie Bruce and all at the Gallery of Modern Art

 

 

Interzone at Whisky Bond

The Whisky Bond is hosting “INTERZONE”, a weekend of art, music and happenings exploring the boundaries of perception through synaesthesic installations of sound, light, video and performance, transforming the industrial shell of the 5th floor into a multi-sensory immersive environment of electric surrealism.

Opening Event: Friday 1st March, 6pm – 1am
Exhibition and events continue: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd March, opening times TBC

More info on the Interzone FB page here.

Adrian Howells/National Theatre of Scotland/Lifeguard

Govanhill Baths Cubicle

Lifeguard is a site-specific performance created and performed by Adrian Howells, in collaboration with Mike Brookes, Minty Donald, Rob Drummond, Ira Mandela Siobhan, Jane Mason, Nick Millar and Nichola Scrutton. Produced by National Theatre of Scotland and The Arches in association with Govanhill Baths Community Trust.

Exploring the emotional and psychological effects of water, from its therapeutic qualities to our overwhelming fear of it, lifeguard re-evaluates the place of swimming in our lives as a health-promoting and life-saving activity.

Performances

5th – 27th October 2012, Govanhill Baths, Calder Street, Glasgow

Lateral at GI Festival

A performance of Lateral will take place on 25th April 2012 at 4.05 pm as part of the High-Slack-Low-Slack-High event for GI Festival on site in Dixon Street, Glasgow, and again on 28th April for the final event in the Clydeport Authority Headquarters at 5 pm and 7.30 pm. The live performers are Claire Docherty, Kirstie Edgar, Jessica King, Nichola Scrutton, Morag Stark and Hanna Tuulikki.

The events are free but booking is recommended for the Saturday 28th April event – contact highslacklow@gmail.com to book a place.