Mobile Radio residency – Glasgow Calling Scale In collaboration with Radiophrenia and the Goethe Institut Glasgow ‘Mobile Radiophrenia’ is a cultural exchange and radio residency that will result in five new live broadcast works. The artist duo Mobile Radio (Sarah Washington & Knut Aufermann) from Ürzig in Germany have been invited over to work with five Glasgow based artists or artist duos on an intensive daily collaboration that culminates in a live radio performance at 5pm each day. The performances have been devised within the following framework:
Mobile Radio residency – Glasgow Calling Scale live with Nichola Scrutton – 17 February 2022 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
‘Glasgow Calling Scale: a verbal response series in five parts’ There are five grades starting with the most musical:
Mon 14th Feb – No verbal response Eothen Stearn, Lady Neptune, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington.
Tues 15th Feb – Incomprehensible sounds Elina Bry, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington.
Weds 16th Feb – Inappropriate words Cindy Islam, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington.
Thurs 17th Feb – Confused Nichola Scrutton, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington.
Fri 18th Feb – Oriented Rebecca Wilcox, Hannah Ellul, Knut Aufermann, Sarah Washington.
In another thread of my Night Vision research and development, I responded to the main text through a series of improvised drawings. I photographed fragments of the larger drawings in process and used the images as a prompt, a connecting point, a spring board for dialogue.
On 31st August 2021 the six composers met in a virtual gathering to listen together, discuss the works and creative process. The collection of works were first broadcast on Radiophrenia at 9pm on 13th February 2022.
Many thanks indeed to:
Claire Docherty – Pulse dream fragment For Una MacGlone (bass) & Emma Roche (flute) (3’23) Dafna Naphtali- Striations (3′) Elisabetta Senesi – Under the Surface (3’50) Julia Drouhin – Mer4 (3’50) Nichola Scrutton – Gestures (3’44) Ruth Wiesenfeld – the wool from which the ribbons were made (3’54)
Night Vision, my ensemble performance work currently in development, has taken a significant step forward this summer 2021. In August I was extremely grateful to have a week in the main theatre space at CCA Glasgow.
A huge thanks to Alison Peebles, Louise Montgomery, Ian Spink, Lorna Craig and Laura Ellis for their contributions.
Big thanks also to Jim McEwan for sound recordings, Wendy Kirkup and Jim Burns for film/camera work, Kenny Christie and the CCA team, and to Nicholas Bone for eyes and ears.
In addition to the main Night Vision work, many thanks to Aya Kobayashi, Alison Peebles and Ali Robertson for an exploratory day to experiment with the different approaches to the Night Vision text.