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Berio Sequenza III Film

Berio Sequenza III film performance
Image copyright: Wendy Kirkup

(Berio Sequenza III for voice)

I’m very excited to say we have now filmed Berio’s Sequenza III for Wendy Kirkup’s current moving image project, which has now been titled  film of a score. Above is a digital still from the shoot, big thanks to Wendy for that.

I love this cheery post-filming photo of Wendy and I…

Wendy And Nic

And here’s the film team – Caitlin, Jack and wonderful Mark Vernon recording sound…

Berio Film Team

Sonic Bothy updates

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Here is a wee update about Sonic Bothy inclusive contemporary music ensemble shenanigans during 2017.

2017 gigs

16 March: Mono, Glasgow
22 June: CCA, Glasgow
24 August: Mono, Glasgow
7 Dec: Recital Room, City Halls, Glasgow  (joint performance with the One Ensemble)

Founder and Creative Director Claire Docherty is on maternity leave from June and lovely Alex South has joined the creative team. We have also been collaborating this year with the One Ensemble, through a series of  joint workshops to develop new work. We look forward to sharing in a joint performance on 7th December as listed above.

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Sura Medura Exhibition

Sura Medura Exhibition

Sura Medura Exhibition

A Sura Medura exhibition is running from 21st April to 19th May 2017 at The Briggait in Glasgow. The exhibition includes a range of work by artists who have been artist-in-residence at Sura Medura in Sri Lanka.

Wave Shift, a new work made in collaboration with artist and illustrator Natasha Russell, is premiered as part of the Sura Medura exhibition. Read more about Wave Shift

 

Registered Yoga Teacher

Registered Yoga Teacher

Registered Yoga Teacher

I am very chuffed to have completed my Seasonal Yoga Teacher Training and am now a 200 hr Registered Yoga Teacher.

Integrating this nurturing, expansive process into my life has been aRegistered Yoga Teacher deeply enriching and moving journey so far. The range of asana, philosophical and contemplative practices are also a very natural extension or deepening of my creative sound and voice explorations, and feed directly into the work in a very holistic way.

Many thanks to everyone at the Seasonal Yoga Academy and to all the wonderful people I have met and shared experiences with on the journey so far.

I feel very fortunate and excited, and am looking forward to whatever the next phase will bring!

Please visit my Breathspace website for more info.

Sura Medura 3

Moving Out Sunbeach
Sura Medura 3

The final stage of our residency was focused on preparing for our Moving Out event. Overall, the day at Sunbeach was a wonderful combination of visual art, sound, sculpture, video, performance, people, food, beer, Arrack sour, sea, sand, laughing, chatting, sharing…and cake (what a fabulous day for a birthday!).

We were thrilled to have a good local crowd join us for the day, and also delighted that so many people came down from the Colombo Biennale and the University Faculty of Visual and Performing Arts to join us for some or all of the time.

Listening Sabda Saha PinturaIn our exhibition, which combined some finished elements and work-in-progress, my sound work Sabda saha Pintura was available as a headphone installation. Notebook Entry

The title Sabda saha Pintura means sound and picture in Sinhalese – through much discussion this seemed to be the most apt translation for the collage idea I was working with in the piece. Exploring  differences in the English/Sinhalese languages was very intriguing – how or in what way  metaphors or concepts translate, for example, sound, soundscape, landscape,  environment.

During the afternoon an audiovisual tuk tuk tour was running – a collaboration between Natasha (Russell) and me. Three people at a time could hop into Sudu’s tuk tuk Tuk Tuk Tourand take a short round trip to visit Natasha’s work in local shops accompanied by my soundtrack. Big thanks to Sudu and Chinthaka for running the tours.

The soundtrack combined recordings I gathered from those shops – peopleSudu - Tuk Tuk Tour Driver introducing themselves and their businesses, shop sounds, etc – the general store, jewellers, barbers, a fruit and veg stall. I also recorded an introduction to the tour in Sinhalese, with pronunciation help from folk at Sunbeach.

Before a fantastic Sri Lankan curry banquet, I accompanied Samson Omiagien with some live vocals for his performance piece with sculpture, which we had rehearsed  in the lead up to the event.

Video Jam

Later in the final week we headed up the road for the Colombo Biennale. I was absolutely delighted to have been invited by Shereen Perera to perform a live score for Video Jam – an event running as part of the opening night. Video Jam Colombo Biennale

My film extract came from the beautifully strange, thoughtful film Light in the Yellow Breathing Space by Vimukthi Jayasundara.

I still have much to reflect on – such a wonderful thought-provoking time. Thanks to Neil and UZ, Chaminda, Chathura, Hasantha, Kari and all at Sunbeach, Maria and Jack, my fellow artists-in-residence, everyone I met.

Video Jam Video Clip

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Here’s a short clip from the Video Jam at the opening night of the Colombo Art Biennale. The link takes you through to the Facebook page of Decibel.lk – a Sri Lankan online news, reviews and events site…

Watch clip

Thanks to Decibel for that. And big thanks to Shereen Perera for inviting me to score for Video Jam.

Video Jam at CAB

VideoJam
Video Jam – Live Score/Performance

I am very excited to have been invited to create a live score for the Video Jam event on the opening night of the Colombo Art Biennale, Sri Lanka. I will be responding with a solo vocal performance to a beautiful clip of Sri Lankan film-maker Vimukthi Jayasundara’s Light in the Yellow Breathing Space. 

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The event is on 2nd December 2016 at the ZMax Fairway Hotel roof terrace and is part of the Colombo Biennale Performing Arts Programme.

Here’s the Facebook event .