I’m really delighted to say that Alex South and I will be performing Rough Breathing at Tectonics Festival 2019. The BBC SSO festival is on 4th and 5th May at City Halls and Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow.
Read more about line up here…
Tectonics Glasgow 2019 announcement
and buy tickets here…
Love Street – The Musical
Martin O’Connor and I are once again working together – this time on a co-commission by Outspoken Arts Scotland.
We have been invited to develop a proposal for a new theatre production in Paisley called Love Street – The Musical.
Over the last couple of months we have been out and about visiting organisations and gathering stories from people in Paisley who have memories and connections to Love Street. More to follow…
Sonic 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.
The album is available to stream or purchase in digital or hard copy formats at Bandcamp here Sonic Bothy Album Fields
BBC Radio 4, 14th Feb at 11.30am.
A clip of my composition Lateral will be included in BBC Radio 4 prog Shaped by the River Clyde. The programme is about artist and humanitarian George Parsonage, and features artist Minty Donald. Many thanks to Minty for including my work.
Minty originally commissioned Lateral as part of High-Slack-Low-Slack-High for Glasgow International Festival in 2012.
Following up that performance on Dixon Street by the River Clyde, I created a studio version, which has been broadcast internationally.
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.
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.
I am very excited to have been selected for the Magnetic North Rough Mix Residency. The residency will be taking place in Perth Theatre, Perth, Scotland for two weeks in January 2019. Read the announcement of participating artists at MN Rough Mix 2019
There will be a sharing of work on 18th January at 6 pm at Perth Theatre. All welcome – free but ticketed from Horsecross Arts.
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.
And here’s a lovely photo by Brian Hartley from the performance…
I’m very much looking forward to the forthcoming CCA/AC Projects Residency with Alex South. Alex and I will be further investigating the role and impact of breath in our performance practices.
Read more at the CCA website
We will be documenting our development and will be posting occasional blogs.