I’m really thrilled to share news of this PRS Foundation Open Fund for Music Creators Award to record an album for release in 2022. Label and other info will follow in due course. Thanks so much – this is very exciting!
In another strand of work in the Night Vision development in 2021, I responded to the writing and ideas of the main text with a standalone series of drawings/visual compositions, which have a title Memory | Dream | Encounter.
As a way to extend the cross-discipline dialogue, I offered micro-commissions to five other composers with an invite to respond to fragments of the Memory | Dream | Encounter drawings with a sound work.
The drawings are available for sale during the exhibition, and later here. I will be adding images in due course.
Main image: Inner/outer – detail © Nichola Scrutton
In another thread of Night Vision I am responding to the main text through a series of drawings with an umbrella title Memory | Dream | Encounter.
I was delighted to offer micro-commissions to composers Ruth Wiesenfeld, Elisabetta Senesi, Dafna Naphtali, Julia Drouhin and Claire Docherty – an invite to create miniature sound compositions using fragments from those drawings as a visual prompt.
On 31st August 2021 the six composers met in a virtual gathering to listen together, discuss the works and creative process.
Many thanks indeed to the composers/sound artists. The works are:
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)
The images were a prompt, a connecting point, a spring board for dialogue. The sound compositions stand as individual works and as a collection, which hopefully will be shared publicly in the future.
The recently formed hyphæ drawing collective are having a group show in Folkestone. The details are:
Dates: 9 – 14 September 2021
Opening hours: 11 – 17 h daily
Touchbase Gallery, 15 Tontine Street, Folkestone CT20 1JT
You are warmly invited to an afternoon of refreshments with the artists of hyphæ drawing collective to celebrate our exhibition, Letting it settle.
Saturday 11 September, 2021, between 14 –17h at the above address.
Please let us know if you intend to come along, so that we don’t run out of tea…RSVP
Read more about hyphæ drawing collective at our website, where you can also contact us and sign up for our newsletter.
|I’m delighted to be one of ten artist who have formed the hyphæ drawing collective. The collective met online during the lockdown of early 2021, through the Drawing Correspondence development programme. Gradually this shared work evolved into our collective based on mutual support and joint explorations of drawing and of what it might become for each.|
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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.
I was delighted to be invited into a duo with Manuel Padding for Giant Tank’s Pot Luck, which was aired on TUSK TV on 6th August 2021. Big thanks to Manuel, and to Ali and Collette for hosting – connect to Giant Tank on their FB page – Giant Tank Facebook
Our duo track is available as part of TUSK Editions #5 – download the album at TUSK Festival’s TUSK Editions Bandcamp.
I was excited to have two days development in Solas Sound Studios in Glasgow with this fantastic team experimenting and recording early Night Vision ideas for the ensemble.
Many thanks indeed to Alison Peebles, Louise Montgomery, Ian Spink, Lorna Craig, Laura Ellis and Ali Robertson, and to Jim McEwan for recording wizardry.
I am delighted to have produced some new drawings for the cover of tape / digital album River . Pathway . Static – at Colliding Lines. Release date is Monday 19th July 2021. More info and link for tape purchase at Colliding Lines (which includes a digital version). The digital version is also available at Colliding Lines Bandcamp
Sonic Bothy Ensemble produced a new digital work Verbaaaaatum for Tectonics Festival 2021. The festival was online for a month and hosted a fantastic array of digital and streamed music/sound performances. View the archive of the 2021 Tectonics Festival online at Tectonics Glasgow 2021
Hats off to Claire and all at Sonic Bothy for how everything has continued to grow and develop since the first lockdown hit in March 2020. In spite of the challenges, we’ve being actively involved in staying creatively connected to participants/musicians and producing new work, and it’s a joy.
Scottish Awards for New Music
Exciting that Sonic Bothy was shortlisted for The RCS Award for Education/Community Project at New Music Scotland. The awards were announced in an online event in July 2021 – congratulations to the winners. Read more about the category and shortlisted projects here…The RCS Award for Education/Community Project
Sonic Bothy Ensemble Album Fields
Sonic Bothy Ensemble’s debut album Fields is still available at Bandcamp in hard copy and digital formats…
For more information on Sonic Bothy Ensemble, and all the charity’s activities, please visit Sonic Bothy’s website.