Looking forward to these Open Session workshops with Sonic Bothy at City Halls in February.
KPC Sound Mix is a sound artwork commissioned by Kinning Park Complex and Open Jar Collective for Broth Mix – a food-based project that will run in KPC for two weeks during Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art from 7th – 14th April 2014.
The sound artwork is a collage of field recordings, interviews, and music clips that presents a snapshot of KPC. The piece will be available on MP3 players with headphones at KPC during the two-week period and can be downloaded here at KPC Sound Mix.
Many thanks indeed to all the contributors!
Interviews and field recordings
Kinning Park Complex
Nicole’s dance class
Reuben Chesters – Locovore
Women’s cooking/gardening group
Drumming – Death Rattle/Tricky
Erin Scrutton (composer; drums/percussion)
Nichola Scrutton (drums/percussion)
Kirsty Ewing (drums/percussion)
Barbara Chalmers (drums/percussion)
Michelle Drumm (drums/percussion)
Luskentyre and Stevie Jones
Martin Douglas (tuba)
Sokobauno Puppet and Object Theatre
Shane Connolly (composer; reading; performance – accordian, percussion)
Stevie Jones (recording)
Alasdair Roberts (guitar)
Georgie McGeown (flute)
I am delighted to say that I have been commissioned by Kinning Park Complex and Open Jar Collective to create a sound artwork for Broth Mix – a food-based project that will run in KPC for two weeks during Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2014. I am gathering short recordings from past and current users of Kinning Park – more info here.
After being awarded my PhD from University of Glasgow I worked as a Teaching Fellow in Music there for two years.
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;
Music Education Project Organiser;
2004-2009 University of Glasgow (Music):
Graduate Teaching Assistant
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.
This is a short film about our HumDrum pop-up event.
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.
Pop-Up Drumming and Singing Events
And Then She Said sister duo Nichola Scrutton and Erin Scrutton in association with Plan B Collective created HumDrum to celebrate 100 years of International Women’s Day. Subsequent events included the West End Festival and the Royal Highland Show.
Big thanks to our sponsors above, and a HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO WAS INVOLVED – what a joyous day of celebration!!
Check out some photos of the HumDrum event at the Royal Concert Hall steps in Glasgow to celebrate 100 years of International Women’s Day at Universal News.
5th March, Glasgow
5th June: West End Festival
25th June: Royal Highland Show.
Here’s a short film about the All We’re Skilled In Project in Govan.
Hold Your Breath was a large-scale visual/sound art project set up to improve the entrances/exits to the Clyde Tunnel, with the participation of the Whiteinch and Linthouse communities at each end of the tunnel.
I composed the various contributions of source sound and music into one large 40-minute work, which was to be projected by radio into the cars traveling through the Clyde Tunnel.
Various groups were involved in creating sound/music source materials for the soundscape: Paragon Ensemble working with St Jerome’s and Whiteinch Primary Schools; Art Form with Bryan Tolland; Tigerstyle and Dhol Infusion drummers; and the MacAlpine Family all contributed. I worked with Paragon Ensemble in the schools, gathering up sounds/songs from the children, the playground and surrounding streets, and recorded songs at the MacAlpine’s (four generation) family party
(photos courtesy of Kathy Friend)