Tag Archives: Glasgow



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.

Sonic Bothy at Sound

In September we had a Sound Lab concert in the Recital Room at City Halls, Glasgow and in early November the ensemble was in residence at Sound Festival in Aberdeen.

We had a jam-packed few days of workshops and rehearsals with a final concert in the Phoenix Centre, in the very wonderful Newton Dee Village set on a farm. Find out more about Sonic Bothy ensemble at the Sonic Bothy website.

Final Fling Death Cafe

Final Fling held a Death Cafe of Remembrance in the lovely Gallery of Modern Art workshop space as part of the To Absent Friends festival.

Read more about Death Cafe Movement and read Final Fling’s reflections on a very inspiring, moving and spirited event. And all accompanied by a cuppa and some rather fabulous Guinness cake!

CATS Nomination for Theology

Very exciting news – 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

Sonic Bothy at Counterflows

I am delighted to have been working with inclusive contempoary music ensemble Sonic Bothy leading up to a performance at Counterflows Festival 2014. We have been exploring a combination of recorded and acoustic sounds – merging them to create an atmospheric, improvised live performance.

Theology at Behaviour

I am working with Martin O’Connor on the soundscape for A Govan of the Mind, part 2 of his new show Theology. Martin will be performing in The Arches Behaviour Festival in April at The Pearce Institute, Govan. A Govan of the Mind is a series of poems celebrating the beauty of our everyday language. Part 1, Theology, is a Glaswegian-dialect version of the Catholic Order of Mass, with composition by Oliver Searle. Design: Rachel O’Neill, lighting design: Kate Bonney.