Category Archives: Workshops + Education

Sonic Bothy Inclusive New Music Ensemble

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I am delighted to have been working with Sonic Bothy  inclusive new music ensemble since January 2014.

Scottish New Music AwardsSonic Bothy was founded by creative director Claire Docherty, and explores, composes and performs experimental and contemporary music. Residencies include CCA/AC, Glasgow and SOUND Festival, Aberdeen.

Visit the Sonic Bothy  website for more information about the project and up-to-the-minute news.

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Performances to date include:

Recital Rooms, City Halls, Glasgow
Mono, Glasgow
CCA, Glasgow
UNLIMITED, Tramway, Glasgow
ISME conference, RCS, Glasgow
SOUND Festival, Aberdeen
Atelier Public #2, GoMA, Glasgow
Counterflows Festival, The Glad Café, Glasgow

I’ll post occasional updates with Sonic Bothy Ensemble news and other Sonic Bothy activities.

Seasonal Yoga Academy/Registered Yoga Teacher

Registered Yoga Teacher

Registered Yoga Teacher

I completed my Seasonal Yoga Teacher Training in March 2017 and am now a 200 hr Registered Yoga Teacher.Registered Yoga TeacherThe range of practices are a very natural extension of my creative sound and voice explorations, and feed directly into the work in a very holistic way.

Many thanks to everyone at the Seasonal Yoga Academy and to all the wonderful people I have met and shared experiences with on the journey so far.

Please visit my Breathspace website for more info.

Creative Collective, Platform

Photo by Katy Dye
Stories of Easterhouse (photo: Katy Dye)

Stories of Easterhouse

As part of Made in Easterhouse at Platform Glasgow, I worked on the final stages of Stories of Easterhouse with the Creative Collective and Platform Associate Artist Katy Dye.

I recorded the stories, generated atmospheric backdrops through a creative sound workshop and composed the audio pieces for the final installation.

The map/sound installation is running through October/November 2016.

Martin O’Connor/Good Days Bad Days

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Good Days Bad Days Sound Installation

Good Days Bad Days is a new work created in collaboration with writer/theatre-maker Martin O’Connor. Initiated by Martin, the work explores issues/ideas around alcohol and addiction in Glasgow.

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From November 2015 – March 2016 we worked with participants from six recovery cafes in the north east of Glasgow (NERC – North East Recovery Community) as part of our research and development.

Good Days Bad Days installation

The end of this phase culminated in a sound installation I composed incorporating the voices and stories of the NERC.

 


Performances

2016
27th March, installation, Platform Glasgow
April, headphone installation, Outskirts Festival, Glasgow

 

Carnival Summer School

Carnival Summer School
Carnival Summer School at Platform, Glasgow. Led by Erin Scrutton and Nic Scrutton.

I was delighted to co-facilitate the drumming activities with Erin Scrutton at the Platform Glasgow Carnival Summer School for children and young people. Other activities included movement, circus skills, big makes, costumes. An excellent week in general: skills, fun + games, parading, performing –  some really wonderful moments and a huge dose of fun!

Carnival Summer School
Carnival Summer School at Platform, Glasgow. Dance and drumming team (Erin Scrutton, me, Jayne Middleton).

Carnival Summer School

Teaching Fellow University of Glasgow

After being awarded my PhD from University of Glasgow I worked as a Teaching Fellow in Music there for two years.

Glasgow Unesco City of Music

2009-2011 University of Glasgow (Music)
Teaching Fellow (0.6 fte)

In brief, areas of work included:

Sonic Arts Levels II and III;
Practice-based Composition Workshops;
Contemporary Music Ensemble;
Lectures in Music and Technology;
Advising UG Dissertations and students on the MLitt in Popular Music Studies (Creative Practice);
First GLEAM concert organiser and host;
Music Education Project Organiser;
Course Administration.

2004-2009  University of Glasgow (Music):
Graduate Teaching Assistant

SoundAround/Perth Concert Hall

SoundAround

SoundAround was a mental health music/sound workshop + performance project co-facilitated with Erin Scrutton.

Over 10 weekly sessions we created a range of musical materials using voice, drumming, percussion and recorded sounds to create a final live interactive performance for the ‘Come Awa’ In’ opening weekend of Perth Concert Hall in Scotland.

All We’re Skilled In

All We’re Skilled In

is a film, sound art and heritage project run in partnership with Plantation Productions, Glasgow Film Theatre and Scottish Screen Archive. Erin Scrutton and I worked with young carers in Glasgow to create atmospheric sound tracks for silent film clips using original historical footage of the Govan shipyards and the people who worked there. The film below, made by Jamie Dempster, is a short documentary of the project itself. The film has had several screenings, including the Glasgow International Film Festival.