Zoë Strachan and I performed Static Flux at the Hidden Door Festival in Edinburgh on 29th May 2018.
Static Flux is a sonic seance! In this spoken word/sound piece Zoë and I are exploring narrative and time through chance encounters with remnants, fragments and the ephemera of past lives.
Static Flux was originally created for a live studio broadcast for Radiophrenia in 2017.
Hidden Door Festival: hiddendoorblog.org
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Following the CD release in 2014, a back-issue of framework:seasonal issue #7, winter 2014 is now available on Framework Radio bandcamp page.
My composition Post-Industrial Broadcast #1 features in a compilation of thirteen tracks from some wonderful artists.
Many thanks to Patrick Tubin McGinley.
LINK: framework:seasonal issue #7
Wave Shift – Radiophrenia
I’m delighted that my sound composition Wave Shift will be playing on Radiophrenia on Saturday 18th November at 8.20 pm.
Source sounds for the work include voice, hydrophone and other field recordings captured during my Sura Medura Residency in Sri Lanka.
Listen out for Sarah Tripp’s Radiophrenia commission online or at 87.9fm. First transmission is at 6pm on 14th Nov 2017 with a repeat broadcast at 6pm on 15th Nov.
“One Hundred Glass Brains Waking Up is a fictional conversation between two people who begin as strangers. Without any prior social bonds they discover they are free to make each other up. This is escapist fiction pared back to two people in a room looking for a way out of social stultification.”
Performed by: Brighton Upton Trust
Composed by: Nichola Scrutton
More info at Radiophrenia.
Static Flux is a radio and performance collaboration with writer Zoë Strachan, which was initially created as a live studio broadcast for Radiophrenia in 2017.
Static Flux focuses on out-of-time memory states, and how they can be both static and in flux. We are interested in exploring narrative and time through chance encounters with remnants, fragments and the ephemera of past lives. Metaphors for our endeavour include the remnants found in second-hand bags and the pockets of clothing, or in notes scribbled on the back of black and white photographs. There is a melancholy air to these things, but as with any kind of haunting, also the potential for fear, and for deeper connections with our own sense of mortality.
29th May, Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh
12th November, Radiophrenia
Wave Shift was originally an experimental audiovisual collaboration with artist and illustrator Natasha Russell in response to the ideas and situations we encountered on the UZ Arts Sura Medura Residency in Sri Lanka. Natasha and I were in residence from October – December 2016, along with Sumit Sarkar and other visiting artists. Following the installation I re-worked Wave Shift into a stand alone composition.
During our post-residency collaboration, Natasha and I became interested in the way an understanding of the experience of a place shifts over time, between people, even at the drop of a hat. We decided to weave decaying memories, slippery facts and shifting folklores through sound and print to form a portable set that melts place and atmosphere into an imaginary landscape.
Integrating with the structure and printed visual landscape of the set, the Wave Shift audio component plays out into the space as an immersive, abstract, evocative soundscape composition. Source materials for the work included a selection of field recordings captured during the residency and vocal sound recordings. Both the main thread of sound that underpins the work, composed with a series of hydrophone recordings, and the form, which unfolds as a series of wave-like emergences, draw on myriad notions of water as a bridge between real and fictional landscapes.
Sura Medura Exhibition, The Briggait, Glasgow
Sura Medura Exhibition, Summerhall, Edinburgh
Radiophrenia invited myself and writer Zoë Strachan to collaborate on a Live-to-Air commission. In our collaboration we explored the state of being In Transit and how it disrupts the interior monologues of two people on separate but overlapping journeys of a slightly mysterious kind.
Radiophrenia is a temporary art radio station broadcasting from the CCA in Glasgow. In 2016 it produced a two-week exploration into current trends in sound and transmission arts.
5th Sep, Radiophrenia, CCA, Glasgow
24 Stops broadcast…
Radiophrenia is currently broadcasting 24 Stops.
24 Stops was written and performed by Sarah Tripp and composed for radio by Nichola Scrutton
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…
Radiophrenia 2016 Live-to-Air Commission
Over the summer I’m delighted to be collaborating on a Radiophrenia 2016 commission with writer Zoë Strachan for a Live-to-Air performance.
The temporary radio station will broadcast from 29th August until 11th September 2016. Our live-to-air performance will take place on 5th September at the CCA in Glasgow.
Fine more details about all the commissions and performances at Radiophrenia.
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.