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Seasonal Yoga Academy/Registered Yoga Teacher

Registered Yoga Teacher

Registered Yoga Teacher

I completed my Seasonal Yoga Teacher Training in March 2017 and am now a 200 hr Registered Yoga Teacher.Registered Yoga TeacherThe range of practices are a very natural extension 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.

Please visit my Breathspace website for more info.

Creative Collective, Platform

Photo by Katy Dye
Stories of Easterhouse (photo: Katy Dye)

Stories of Easterhouse

As part of Made in Easterhouse at Platform Glasgow, I worked on the final stages of Stories of Easterhouse with the Creative Collective and Platform Associate Artist Katy Dye.

I recorded the stories, generated atmospheric backdrops through a creative sound workshop and composed the audio pieces for the final installation.

The map/sound installation is running through October/November 2016.

Good Days Bad Days Excerpt

Background to Good Days Bad Days

Working in collaboration with writer Martin O’Connor, Good Days Bad Days was a 5-month research and development project with Glasgow’s North East Recovery Community commissioned by Platform-to-Health and GRAND (Getting Real About Alchohol N Drugs). Participants were engaged in conversations focusing on remembering their first and last alcoholic drink, to open up bigger discussions of childhood and family life; living conditions and wider society in Glasgow and the impact of addiction and recovery on individuals and communities.

These conversations formed the basis of an immersive sound installation that was staged at Platform Glasgow and as a headphone installation at Outskirts Festival in 2016.

The research was preliminary work for Martin O’Connor’s spoken word/theatre work The Mark of the Beast, which we developed for Martin’s performances at Platform, Glasgow in 2018. (***** The Herald)

Martin O’Connor/Good Days Bad Days

Good Days Bad Days words

Good Days Bad Days Sound Installation

Good Days Bad Days is a new work created in collaboration with writer/theatre-maker Martin O’Connor. Initiated by Martin, the work explores issues/ideas around alcohol and addiction in Glasgow.

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From November 2015 – March 2016 we worked with participants from six recovery cafes in the north east of Glasgow (NERC – North East Recovery Community) as part of our research and development.

Good Days Bad Days installation

The end of this phase culminated in a sound installation I composed incorporating the voices and stories of the NERC.

 


Performances

2016
27th March, installation, Platform Glasgow
April, headphone installation, Outskirts Festival, Glasgow

 

Carnival Summer School


I was really delighted to co-facilitate the drumming activities with Erin Scrutton at the Platform Glasgow Carnival Summer School for children and young people. Other activities included movement, circus skills, big makes, costumes. An excellent week in general: skills, fun + games, parading, performing –  some really wonderful moments and a huge dose of fun!

Sonic Bothy Paritor Award

Sonic Bothy 8 Panes
Sonic Bothy rehearsing ‘8 Panes’ in City Halls, Glasgow.

Some excellent news for Sonic Bothy recently.

Sonic Bothy was one of several Glasgow Life/City Council partnered projects submitted to the National Music Council Awards, and was very excited to receive the Paritor Award for New Music in Education. Read more about the Paritor Award and other winners at the National Music Council website.

Read more about Sonic Bothy inclusive new music ensemble here.

 

Social Media Manager/Final Fling

Final Fling

Final Fling is an award-winning site that offers end-of-life planning tools and an extensive blog, which is chocca with information about death, dying and end-of-life. All delivered with a pragmatic live well, die well perspective.

From Jan 2013 – Nov 2014…

Final Fling Meeting

I worked with Barbara and Final Fling, taking the lead in developingFling’s social media presence, admin, networking and data management. I was also regularly involved in creative business development, such as the Day of the Dead festival and other proposals. Final Fling has also hosted several Death Cafes – in which people meet up and discuss all things death over tea and cake.

If you want to get your end-of-life stuff sorted – check out Final Fling.

 

Teaching Fellow University of Glasgow

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PhD graduation

After being awarded my PhD from University of Glasgow I worked as a Teaching Fellow in Music there for two years.

Glasgow Unesco City of Music

2009-2011 University of Glasgow (Music)
Teaching Fellow (0.6 fte)

In brief, areas of work included:

Sonic Arts Levels II and III;
Practice-based Composition Workshops;
Contemporary Music Ensemble;
Lectures in Music and Technology;
Advising UG Dissertations and students on the MLitt in Popular Music Studies (Creative Practice);
First GLEAM concert organiser;
Music Education Project Organiser;
Course Administration.

2004-2009  University of Glasgow (Music):
Graduate Teaching Assistant