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Rough Breathing clip Tectonics

Rough Breathing  is a collaboration with Nichola Scrutton (voice) and Alex South (clarinet). This sound clip is from the first movement of our Rough Breathing performance at Tectonics Glasgow 2019 in The Old Fruitmarket, which includes electronics. (The second movement was acoustic only).

Many thanks to BBC Radio 3  for the permission to use this clip from the BBC’s live recording of the event.  Listen here until April 2020.

Many thanks to Alasdair Campbell, AC Projects, CCA Glasgow and all at Tectonics Glasgow 2019 for supporting Rough Breathing.

 

Each Morning of the World

On 18th August 2019 my track Wave Shift  is first up in the new season South Asia PhoNographic Mornings as part of the soundscape project Each Morning of the World produced by Stéphane Marin in France . All donations for downloading and streaming go to the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE).

Many thanks indeed to Stéphane for inviting me to contribute the track and also the visual artwork for the album cover/track. I also recorded the voice intro and outro for the season’s radio broadcasts each week.

This version of Wave Shift is a re-working of a longer piece originally produced as part of an installation following a UZ Arts Residency at Sura Medura in Sri Lanka.

 

Rough Breathing Clip CCA

Rough Breathing  is a collaborative performance project with vocalist Nichola Scrutton and clarinettist Alex South. This sound clip is from a free improvisation performed as part of a sharing with an invited audience at the end of a residency at CCA Glasgow in November 2018.

Many thanks to Alasdair Campbell and all at the AC Projects/CCA Creative Lab Residency. And thanks to Keith Bruce at The Herald for including us in this review.

KPC Sound Mix/GI Festival of Visual Art

KPC Sound Mix is a sound artwork commissioned by Kinning Park Complex and Open Jar Collective for Broth Mix – a food-based project that will run in KPC for two weeks during Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art from 7th – 14th April 2014.

The sound artwork is a collage of field recordings, interviews, and music clips that presents a snapshot of KPC. The piece  will be available on MP3 players with headphones at KPC during the two-week period and can be downloaded here at KPC Sound Mix.

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Many thanks indeed to all the contributors!

Interviews and field recordings

Ammy Jay
Amrik Kanr
Anne Davidson
Catherine Weir
Chris
Clem Sandison
Helen Kyle
Kinning Park Complex
Lindsay Keenan
Nicole’s dance class
Reuben Chesters – Locovore
Women’s cooking/gardening group

Music Clips

Death Rattle/Tricky
Erin Scrutton
Nichola Scrutton
Kirsty Ewing
Barbara Chalmers
Michelle Drumm

Luskentyre and Stevie Jones
Martin Douglas (tuba)

Sokobauno Puppet and Object Theatre
Shane Connolly (composer; reading; performance – accordian, percussion)
Stevie Jones (recording)
Alasdair Roberts (guitar)
Georgie McGeown (flute)

Fretwork

Fretwork

Fretwork (fixed medium, 4’48) was inspired by two distinct concepts of its title: instrumental – using fretted guitar as sound source; and architectural – the ornamental carved or inlaid wood decoration traditionally associated with eaves and balustrades, a decorative detail also applied, on a much smaller scale, to the guitar.

Fretwork draws its compositional language from the intimate physical gestures associated with playing the guitar – the act of plucking becomes transformed metaphorically into a range of percussive attacks, pops and clicks. While the piece unfolds as an abstract sound collage, fragments of recognisable guitar sounds emerge and recede amidst more decorative falsely extended vibrations and resonances.

Selected Performances

Acoustic Frontiers, CKCU 93.1, Canada
Last Friday Listening Room, Enter the Octagon, UC San Diego, US
Sweet Thunder Festival of EA Music, Listening Room, San Francisco
Radio Circulo FM100.4  Madrid
NoiseFloor Festival, Stafford, UK
Featured on Thrmnphone Netlabel Album, Spain
New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, US
Undae Project, Madrid, Spain
Lights Out Listening, The Old Hairdresser’s, Glasgow

The Arias

Opera Of The Seas
Opera of the Seas by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh


Aria for Breath and Glass (4’09) and Aria for Voice and Plastic (4’42) are a pair of stereo, fixed medium works. The Arias were made for a Charles Rennie Mackintosh Festival concert held at the University of Glasgow. The compositions emerged as a material response to two gesso ‘Opera’ panels (Opera of the Winds, Opera of the Seas) created by Margaret MacDonald (Mackintosh), and drew further inspiration from the plastic debris crisis in the pacific ocean.

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Opera of the Winds by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh
Selected Performances

RadiaLx, Radio Art Festival / 88.4 FM, Lisbon, Portugal
Elektramusic ‘Radio Show for Experimental Music’, Web Radio, summer playlist
‘Soundgate’, Aalborg, Denmark
Sonic Art Oxford Jukebox online listen
Soundscape Room, Digital Arts Week, Zurich
International Electroacoustic Listening Room, Fullerton (CA)
RMA postgraduate conference, University of Bristol
CRM Festival, University of Glasgow Concert Hall