Category Archives: Collaborations

HumDrum

 

Pop-Up Drumming and Singing Events

And Then She Said sister duo Nichola Scrutton and Erin Scrutton in association with Plan B Collective  created HumDrum to celebrate 100 years of International Women’s Day. Subsequent events included the West End Festival and the Royal Highland Show.

Big thanks to our sponsors above, and a HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO WAS INVOLVED – what a joyous day of celebration!!

Check out some photos  of the HumDrum event at the Royal Concert Hall steps in Glasgow to celebrate 100 years of International Women’s Day at Universal News.

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Performances

2011
5th March, Glasgow
5th June: West End Festival
25th June: Royal Highland Show.

 

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Panic Patterns/Louise Welsh and Zoë Strachan

I was delighted to be composer/sound designer for Panic Patterns  – a new play by Zöe Strachan and Louise Welsh, directed by Alison Peebles.

Originally a Glasgay! commission, the work was further supported by  a Creative Scotland New Music Award.

 

Performances

2010
19th – 30th October  Citizens Theatre

Reviews

“… sound designer Nichola Scrut(t)on’s noises off for comfort…” ****The Herald

“Nichola Scrutton’s sound design plays a starring role…” Broadway World

“…an atmospheric set and soundscape…” ***The Scotsman

“…while Nichola Scrutton’s ghost-radio music……add to a twitchy atmosphere” Times Higher

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Sim-poze-um/Sarah Tripp

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I composed electroacoustic music for live performance by writer and artist Sarah Tripp.

Sarah created three spoken word/gesture performances: customs, objects, people, as part of ‘(Sim-poze-um)’, a collaborative installation event  by four Glasgow-based artists created for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Arts. The performances took place in the Jeffrey Room, Mitchell Library, Glasgow.  The music for the performances was projected and diffused through a four-channel speaker system.

 

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Hold Your Breath

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Hold Your Breath was a large-scale visual/sound art project set up to improve the entrances/exits to the Clyde Tunnel, with the participation of the Whiteinch and Linthouse communities at each end of the tunnel.

I composed the various contributions of source sound and music into one large 40-minute work, which was to be projected by radio into the cars traveling through the Clyde Tunnel.

Various groups were involved in creating sound/music source materials for the soundscape: Paragon Ensemble working with St Jerome’s and Whiteinch Primary Schools; Art Form with Bryan Tolland; Tigerstyle and Dhol Infusion drummers; and the MacAlpine Family all contributed. I worked with Paragon Ensemble in the schools, gathering up sounds/songs from the children, the playground and surrounding streets, and recorded songs at the MacAlpine’s (four generation) family party

(photos courtesy of Kathy Friend)

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Curriculum for Excellence/Glow Co-Create: Hooks + Bites


I was delighted to be appointed as sound artist and facilitator to the creative team of Plan B Collective, who were awarded £30,000 for a Glow Co-Create project  for the Curriculum for Excellence (2010-2011).

In partnership with Perth Concert Hall, Perth and Kinross Council, Learning and Teaching Scotland and Creative Scotland, Plan B Collective will deliver Hooks + Bites.

Hooks + Bites is one of ten different projects across Scotland commissioned to take artists into schools to work with pupils to generate creative content for the national schools intranet, Glow.

Glow Hooks + Bites

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The creative team is Fiona Fleming, Nichola Scrutton, Erin Scrutton and Barbara Chalmers.

The Project

Hooks + Bites is an education project working with children and young people to generate an interactive art-bank on Glow. There will also be an exhibition – a digital audio-visual artwork  in Perth Concert Hall’s unique media artspace Threshold – on its soundbox, bank of screens and sound/audio unit in the public toilets. 

Glow Co-Create session

Hooks + Bites

Scottish Learning Festival

Plan B Collective was also selected to present a seminar on the ‘Hooks + Bites’ project at the 2010 Scottish Learning Festival.

 

More about Glow Co-Create

The Co-Create project has been set up through a partnership between the Scottish Arts Council (Creative Scotland) and Learning and Teaching Scotland.  GLOW Co-Create recognises the important role the arts can play in learning, in supporting and enhancing the Curriculum for Excellence, and in developing innovative new approaches to learning and teaching through Glow.

Managed by Learning and Teaching Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government, Glow is the world’s first national intranet for education.  It provides a platform for online collaboration and sharing and allows Scotland’s 54,000 teachers and 750,000 pupils to work and learn in ways that have not been possible before.  Glow is breaking down barriers and making learning experiences and opportunities more widely accessible to users across Scotland.

Also read more at TES news.

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Sarah Tripp/Move Mood

I composed electroacoustic music for Move Mood, an observational documentary film by writer and artist Sarah Tripp.

Screenings

2009
X-Ray at the Persevence in London
Diversions Film Festival, Edinburgh Filmhouse
Artists Film & Video at the BBC in Pacific Quay, Glasgow (in association with the National Gallery of Modern Art and the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art)

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