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.
I am delighted to have been invited by Dominique Balaÿ to curate a programme for broadcast on WebSYNradio from 16th – 30th June 2016. Alongside a selection of my own works are compositions by Alistair MacDonald, Bethan Parkes, Luca Nasciuti and Mark Vernon – big thanks to them for contributing.
Very exciting news – Martin O’Connor’s Theology has been shortlisted for a CATS 2013-14 award in the Best Music and Sound Category. Announcements will be made on 8th June 2014. See details and the full listings at CATS.
Here are some reviews of the recent performances at the Pearce Institute for Behaviour Festival:
Theology – written and performed by Martin O’Connor
Theology was nominated for a CATS Award 2013-14 in the Best Music and Sound Category
I was composer/sound designer with Martin O’Connor on the soundscape for A Govan of the Mind/Theology. The show was first on at The Pearce Institute, Govan as part of The Arches Behaviour Festival in April 2014.
The show is in two parts: Part 1, Theology is a Glaswegian-dialect version of the Catholic Order of Mass, with composition by Oliver Searle, performed with a local male choir brought together for the production; and Part 2 A Govan of the Mind is a non-narrative epic poem celebrating the beauty of our everyday language.
Design: Rachel O’Neill, lighting design: Kate Bonney, choir leader: Matt Regan. See here for full team and more info.
I’m looking forward to the Scottish Music Centre’s Composition Marathon 2013. The event takes place over the weekend of 23th March, with final performances at The Arches from 3 – 6 pm on Sunday 4th March. Tickets are available from The Arches and more info here.
The Whisky Bond is hosting “INTERZONE”, a weekend of art, music and happenings exploring the boundaries of perception through synaesthesic installations of sound, light, video and performance, transforming the industrial shell of the 5th floor into a multi-sensory immersive environment of electric surrealism.
Exploring the emotional and psychological effects of water, from its therapeutic qualities to our overwhelming fear of it, lifeguard re-evaluates the place of swimming in our lives as a health-promoting and life-saving activity.
5th – 27th October 2012, Govanhill Baths, Calder Street, Glasgow
A performance of Lateral will take place on 25th April 2012 at 4.05 pm as part of the High-Slack-Low-Slack-High event for GI Festival on site in Dixon Street, Glasgow, and again on 28th April for the final event in the Clydeport Authority Headquarters at 5 pm and 7.30 pm. The live performers are Claire Docherty, Kirstie Edgar, Jessica King, Nichola Scrutton, Morag Stark and Hanna Tuulikki.
The events are free but booking is recommended for the Saturday 28th April event – contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.