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.
A clip of my composition Lateralwill 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.
Rough Breathing is a collaborative performance project with vocalist Nichola Scrutton and clarinettist Alex South. This sound clip is from a free improvisation performed as part of a sharing with an invited audience at the end of a residency at CCA Glasgow in November 2018.
Many thanks to Alasdair Campbell and all at the AC Projects/CCA Creative Lab Residency. And thanks to Keith Bruce at The Herald for including us in this review.
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.
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.