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Scottish Awards for New Music

SAfNM 2020
Excited to be shortlisted for the ISM Prize for Collaboration  with Alex South. Our Rough Breathing collaboration was developed through a CCA/AC Projects Residency, after which were invited to perform at Tectonics Festival, Glasgow in 2019.

Read the category details at The ISM Prize for Collaboration
See the full shortlist  at Scottish Awards for New Music 2020

The Award event is on 14th April 2020 at the V&A in Dundee.

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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.

 

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Tectonics The Guardian

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7th May 2019

…”Downstairs in the Old Fruitmarket, Scottish vocalist Nichola Scrutton breathed deeply into a mic, the sounds mirrored by clarinettist Alex South across the room. In between, the audience were caught in a dexterous layering of breath that felt like the wash and roll of the sea.”…

Read the full Tectonics review online…

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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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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.

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Rough Breathing – The Herald

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Near the end of our CCA/AC Projects Residency we held an informal event in the Creative Lab. We shared a performance of work-in-progress and had a wonderful Q and A/discussion.

Many thanks indeed to Keith Bruce for including Rough Breathing in this nice piece about CCA Glasgow and the Counterflow Festival 2019.

https://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/17241164.keith-bruce-glasgow-continues-to-host-ground-breaking-music/

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Rough Breathing Update

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CCA sharing from JC 2
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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Rough Breathing – Sharmanka

Sharmanka Scrutton:South

Rough Breathing Performance
Sharmanka

Many thanks to John Cavanagh for inviting us to perform on 1st July 2018 at Sharmanka Gallery amongst the wonderful, atmospheric kinetic sculptures.

Alex and I are collaborating as a performance duo  exploring the music/sound potential of voice and clarinets through improvisation.

I am very much looking forward to our residency in Oct/Nov 2018 with CCA/AC Projects to pursue our Rough Breathing project.

Here’s a link to the Sharmanka event. https://www.facebook.com/events/181727232538481/

 

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