This short video contains some taster clips of sound compositions created for Martin O’Connor’s The Mark of the Beast in 2018.
Video Jam at Colombo Art Biennale
Here’s a short clip from the Video Jam at the opening night of the Colombo Art Biennale. The link takes you straight through to the Facebook page of Decibel.lk – a Sri Lankan online news, reviews and events site…just click the image to play…
Thanks to Decibel for that. And big thanks to Shereen Perera for inviting me to score for Video Jam.
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)
Is there a mistake around today that’s as big as the idea of the earth being flat? was created during the Phoenix Dance Theatre Choreographers and Composers Lab.
Claire Lefèvre and Nichola Scrutton
Dancers: Andreas Grimaldier, Lisard Tranis, Marie Astrid Mence
Percussionist: Sean Hamilton
Vocalist: Nichola Scrutton.
Frequency was created during Phoenix Dance Theatre Choreographer and Composers Lab.
Mbulelo Ndabeni and Nichola Scrutton
Dancer Vanessa Vince Pang
Percussionist Sean Hamilton
Vocalist Nichola Scrutton.
Songs for a Stranger – a short excerpt of movement (v) In the Midst.
Guarida was created during Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Choreographers and Composers Lab.
Sandrine Monin and Nichola Scrutton
Dancer Lisard Tranis
Musician Hara Alonso.
Check out a wee clip from our performance of Hanna Tuulikki’s Away with the Birds on the stunning Isle of Canna last August (about 14 mins in).
Here’s a wee fragment of our Death Rattle performance under the GoMA portico in Glasgow for Final Fling’s Day of the Dead mini-fest. With Erin Scrutton, Barbara Chalmers, Kirsty Ewing and Michelle Drumm.