This short video contains some taster clips of sound compositions created for Martin O’Connor’s The Mark of the Beast in 2018.
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.
Looking forward to these Open Session workshops with Sonic Bothy at City Halls in February.
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
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/Theology. The 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.
Final Fling’s Day of the Dead Mini-Fest
Date: 2nd Nov 2013
Venue: GoMA, Glasgow
Please note: Adrian Howells is performing at an alternative Southside location
- 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.
Many thanks to Katie Bruce and all at the Gallery of Modern Art
I’m looking forward to the Scottish Music Centre’s Composition Marathon 2013. The event takes place over the weekend of 23th March, with final performances at The Arches from 3 – 6 pm on Sunday 4th March. Tickets are available from The Arches and more info here.
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.
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.
5th – 27th October 2012, Govanhill Baths, Calder Street, Glasgow