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Sonic Bothy Updates 2

Here are a few Sonic Bothy Ensemble updates…

Performances

Tusk Festival 2019 Line-Up

The Sonic Bothy Ensemble are next performing at TUSK Festival at The Sage in Gateshead, which is very exciting! We’ll be in Hall 2 at 7:10pm on Sunday 13th October 2019.

Sonic Bothy Ensemble at Kelvingrove Museum. Image © Sonic Bothy

In June 2019 we had a fantastic time performing at the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery…

Also in June we also had  a wonderful time recording some new work in the studio at Gorbals Sound, Glasgow.

Review

Sonic Bothy Ensemble at CCA Glasgow. Image © Brian Hartley

Here’s a review from the Ensemble gig Immediate Buzz Shift at CCA earlier this year. Many thanks to Lorna Irvine.

Read the CCA Review

Album

Sonic Bothy Ensemble’s debut album Fields is available at Bandcamp…

More Information

For more information on Sonic Bothy Ensemble, all Sonic Bothy’s work and founder Claire Docherty visit Sonic Bothy’s website

 

 

 

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Rays & Correlations

Rays & Correlations
Having some fun during a recording session.

Rays & Correlations  –  Radiophrenia 2019

Zoë Strachan and I created Rays & Correlations  for a live broadcast from the Radiophrenia studio on 15th May 2019. This is our third collaborative radio artwork. Previous works are In Transit and Static Flux. Static Flux was also originally performed as a live broadcast on Radiophrenia and  then selected for a Spoken Word live performance at Hidden Door Festival 2018 in Edinburgh.

Programme Note

Inspired by the patterns of cosmic ray interactions in a cloud chamber, we imagine the myriad signals and attempts at communication that might enter a sphere and intersect, cluster, miss or fade away. Rays & Correlations is a voice-focused improvised performance with layers of interactive soundscape. The listener is invited to find a thread to hold onto amid interweaving sparse and dense streams of words and evocations – and to decide whether the sound space is literal, as inside a kind of radome, or metaphorical – representing any individual consciousness trying to make sense of human connection.

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Tectonics Festival

Tectonics Festival
Setting up at the Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow

Excited to be performing  some of our Rough Breathing project this weekend at Tectonics Festival in Glasgow with Alex South. We’ll be in the Old Fruitmarket at 4pm on Sunday 5th May.  Here’s a link for more info

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Here’s a link to the main festival information and programme details…Festival info

Here’s a link to Tectonics Facebook event

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Sonic Bothy Updates

Here are a few Sonic Bothy updates…

Sonic Bothy Ensemble Performances

The next performance is at CCA, Glasgow on 26th April 2019. More details at Sonic Bothy’s Facebook page.

Article in The List magazine

Sonic Bothy article The List

Read the article at the link below…

https://www.list.co.uk/article/107892-sonic-bothy-aims-to-explore-glasgows-new-and-experimental-music-scene-as-a-source-of-dialogue-and-inspiration/

Album Review – Scots Whae Hae

Sonic Bothy album review Scots Whae Hae

Here’s a link to the review online – scroll down the page to find Sonic Bothy’s album write up…

Scots Whae Hae New Musical Success

For more information on Sonic Bothy inclusive ensemble, Learning Space and founder Claire Docherty visit Sonic Bothy’s website

 

 

 

 

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Sonic Bothy Album Launch

Sonic Bothy Album Launch PosterSonic Bothy Album Launch

Sonic Bothy inclusive new music ensemble I work with is launching its debut album Fields. So, we will perform some pieces from the album at Mono in Glasgow on 28th February 2019.

The album was recorded near the end of 2017 at Riverside Studios.

Read more at Lost Art Agency and at Glasgow City Music Tours

The Album

The album is available to stream or purchase in digital or hard copy formats at Bandcamp here Sonic Bothy Album Fields

 

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Night Vision

Night Vision Nichola Scrutton

The starting point for Night Vision is a series of non-narrative texts captured through an experimental writing practice in the middle of the night lying down in a semi-conscious, or liminal, state.

This is a very different artistic approach for me. Early inquiries were focused on selection, how to interact with the texts,  and what happens when these words/sounds are given voice off the page?

The work was initially developed at Rough Mix, Magnetic North’s creative development programme. The residency was held in Perth Theatre in January 2019. Big, big thanks to Magnetic North and the artists and performers involved in the residency. Thanks to Lorna, Neil, Ian and Laurie for the first performance sharing of Night Vision. And thanks to Lise for recordings, chat and tech support.

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Rough Breathing Update

Nichola and Alex recording CCASession with Wendy 181117IMG_6429

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Thanks to John Cavanagh for this performance photo.

During our residency Alex South and I explored different elements through the Rough Breathing context – live electronics, audiovisual, and psychoacoustic and sonic relationships between voice and clarinet in addition to breathing practices informed by Pranayama.

We posted some blogs at AC Projects Counterflows, and shared some work-in-progress at an informal gathering at CCA near the end of the residency.

Huge thanks to Alasdair Campbell/AC Projects, Creative Scotland, Alex Misick, Kenny Christie and all at CCA Glasgow, and our guests in the lab, sound designer William Aikman, filmmaker Wendy Kirkup and dance artists Joan Clevillé and Solène Weinachter.

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