Vernon & Burns & Scrutton
Vernon & Burns & Scrutton
Initially a live performance collaboration - Exploring the Unknown with Mark Vernon and Barry Burns. Subsequently we made studio recordings for some future thing.
The Sonic Bothy Ensemble are next performing at TUSK Festival at The Sage in Gateshead, which is very exciting! We’ll be in Hall 2 at 7:10pm on Sunday 13th October 2019.
In June 2019 we had a fantastic time performing at the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery…
Also in June we also had a wonderful time recording some new work in the studio at Gorbals Sound, Glasgow.
Here’s a review from the Ensemble gig Immediate Buzz Shift at CCA earlier this year. Many thanks to Lorna Irvine.
Read the CCA Review…
Sonic Bothy Ensemble’s debut album Fields is available at Bandcamp…
For more information on Sonic Bothy Ensemble, all Sonic Bothy’s work and founder Claire Docherty visit Sonic Bothy’s website…
Looking forward to Radio Play A and new work-in-progress Radio Play B performances at Batch Festival in the Borders on Sunday 18th August 2019.
With Ian Spink, Skye Reynolds, Selina Boyack, Rebecca Moore and Stella. Huge thanks to Claire Pencak for hosting.
Visit Batch Festival on Facebook for more information.
I’m delighted to be on a residency at Q-O2 in Brussels for two weeks. See more info at Q-O2.
My priority will be to reflect on Night Vision – a new work-in-progress originally developed at Rough Mix 2019 with Magnetic North Theatre Company. That residency culminated in a live performance….
My reflections will focus on how Night Vision moves forward. If time allows, I will also continue working on a series of visual images that emerged from the source texts as a separate thread.
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…
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
Here’s a link to Tectonics Facebook event …
The next performance is at CCA, Glasgow on 26th April 2019. More details at Sonic Bothy’s Facebook page.
Read the article at the link below…
Here’s a link to the review online – scroll down the page to find Sonic Bothy’s album write up…
For more information on Sonic Bothy inclusive ensemble, Learning Space and founder Claire Docherty visit Sonic Bothy’s website
Delighted to be working with Ian Spink, Aya Kobayashi, Skye Reynolds, Selina Boyack and Stella Boyack to develop Radio Play. The immediate focus was a scratch performance for UNFIX Festival 2019.
Here’s more info about the event on Sunday 31st March at CCA Glasgow Scratch Night.
Here’s the festival brochure .
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…
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
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. And thanks to Lise for recordings, chat and tech support.