First draft performance of Night Vision at Rough Mix 2019, part of Magnetic North's creative development programme. Perth Theatre, Scotland, January 2019. Thanks to Neil, Lorna, Ian, Laurie and thanks to Lise.
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.
The album is part of a creative research project by Rebecca Collins and Johanna Linsley – read and listen more here. The event forms part of ‘The Sonic Study Series: Act I Sonic Practice’ and is a pop-up event for the Festival of Creative Learning 2020 at the University ofEdinburgh.
Many thanks to Rebecca and Johanna for the invitation to produce a vocal response to Stolen Voices book chapter Necessary Notes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
…”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.”…
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…
Here’s a link to the main festival information and programme details…Festival info