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KPC Sound Mix/GI Festival of Visual Art

KPC Sound Mix is a sound artwork commissioned by Kinning Park Complex and Open Jar Collective for Broth Mix – a food-based project that will run in KPC for two weeks during Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art from 7th – 14th April 2014.

The sound artwork is a collage of field recordings, interviews, and music clips that presents a snapshot of KPC. The piece  will be available on MP3 players with headphones at KPC during the two-week period and can be downloaded here at KPC Sound Mix.

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Many thanks indeed to all the contributors!

Interviews and field recordings

Ammy Jay
Amrik Kanr
Anne Davidson
Catherine Weir
Chris
Clem Sandison
Helen Kyle
Kinning Park Complex
Lindsay Keenan
Nicole’s dance class
Reuben Chesters – Locovore
Women’s cooking/gardening group

Music Clips

Drumming – Death Rattle/Tricky
Erin Scrutton (composer; drums/percussion)
Nichola Scrutton (drums/percussion)
Kirsty Ewing (drums/percussion)
Barbara Chalmers (drums/percussion)
Michelle Drumm (drums/percussion)

Luskentyre and Stevie Jones
Martin Douglas (tuba)

Sokobauno Puppet and Object Theatre
Shane Connolly (composer; reading; performance – accordian, percussion)
Stevie Jones (recording)
Alasdair Roberts (guitar)
Georgie McGeown (flute)

I am delighted to say that I have been commissioned by Kinning Park Complex and Open Jar Collective to create a sound artwork for Broth Mix – a food-based project that will run in KPC for two weeks during Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2014. I am gathering short recordings from past and current users of Kinning Park – more info here.

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.

High-Slack-Low-Slack-High/GI Festival of Visual Art

Minty Donald introducing high-slack-low-slack-high

High-Slack-Low-Slack-High was curated by Minty Donald for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art in April 2012.

For more information and performance times visit Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art and also the Facebook page High-Slack-Low-Slack-High.

About high-slack-low-slack-high

Artists: John Cavanagh, Minty Donald/Nick Miller, Douglas Morland, Nichola Scrutton, Hanna Tuulikki

A group of artists with shared, but diverse, interests in sound, space and place – have created audio works to be performed in public spaces close to or on the River Clyde over five days during the Festival (Monday 23rd – Friday 27th April 2012). Each performance is timed to coincide with high tide. In these citywide performances, the natural cadences and flux of the river, once significant in the tempo of Glasgow life, will again leak into the urban fabric.

On Saturday 28th April, all five works will be performed in the Trust Hall of Clydeport Authority Headquarters, an opulent, circular, Edwardian boardroom overlooking the Clyde.  Here, the sonic interpretations of the river’s tidal cycle will permeate a building that stands as symbol of Glasgow’s maritime heritage.

High-Slack-Low-Slack-High reflects on the functional and symbolic roles played by urban rivers in contemporary cities – and in particular, the role of the River Clyde in Glasgow today. It’s common belief that, following the decline of shipbuilding and other maritime industries, Glasgow turned its back on the River. Now, while the riverbanks are undergoing significant regeneration, the water itself remains a relatively dead space. Through interweaving the natural cadences of the tide with contemporary urban rhythms, High-Slack-Low-Slack-High is an invitation to re-imagine the relationship between river and city  – beyond the legacy of Glasgow’s industrial and manufacturing past.’

Perpetually rising and falling yet constrained within manmade embankments, detached from the city that once saw it as symbolic of its industrial prowess, the tidal river is taken as an invitation to reflect on ideas of change and continuity, nature and culture, in relation to the contemporary, post-industrial city.
(press written by Minty Donald)

Performances
23 April  – Hanna Tuulikki, Bell’s Bridge, G51 – 3.15pm
24 April – John Cavanagh – Riverside Museum, G3 8RS – 3.45pm
25 April – Nichola Scrutton – Dixon Street, G1 4AL – 4.05pm
26 April – Douglas Morland – Clyde north waterfront between Victoria and Glasgow Bridges, G5 – 4.45pm
27 April – Minty Donald/Nick Millar – citywide – 5.25pm (and throughout the week)
28 April – 5pm and 7.30pm – Clydeport Authority Headquarters