*** Mary Brennan, The Herald (“…as a live performance, full of vertinigous vocal techniques, it was always impressive…”)
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.
Aria for Breath and Glass (4’09) and Aria for Voice and Plastic (4’42) are a pair of stereo, fixed medium works. The Arias were made for a Charles Rennie Mackintosh Festival concert held at the University of Glasgow. The compositions emerged as a material response to two gesso ‘Opera’ panels (Opera of the Winds, Opera of the Seas) created by Margaret MacDonald (Mackintosh), and drew further inspiration from the plastic debris crisis in the pacific ocean.
RadiaLx, Radio Art Festival / 88.4 FM, Lisbon, Portugal
Elektramusic ‘Radio Show for Experimental Music’, Web Radio, summer playlist
‘Soundgate’, Aalborg, Denmark
Sonic Art Oxford Jukebox online listen
Soundscape Room, Digital Arts Week, Zurich
International Electroacoustic Listening Room, Fullerton (CA)
RMA postgraduate conference, University of Bristol
CRM Festival, University of Glasgow Concert Hall
Audio clip from a live performance of Dwelling/Encounters from the triptych The Dwelling Series.