A very interesting morning listening to new music by a range of composers in Stockbridge Parish Church. The Compositions were workshopped with feedback to composers. Inspirational.
Creativity in Later Life
Played fiddle at a Crisis at Christmas Event today- a great organisation that supports those that are homeless.
Busy time performing in the run up to Christmas. Sessions at the Canonsgait, an orchestral performance, as well as performances of the Scots Music Group, a wonderful organisation on which I am a voluntary non Executive Director. Fun and rewarding.
Spending a few days at Inshriach Bothy doing field recordings in the Cairngorms. Looking forward to composing new work inspired by Nan Shepherd's poetry of the Cairngorms.
Excited to be selected for an artists residency at Inshriach in an off grid bothy.
I am planning to do some field recording inspired by the wonderful poetry of Nan Shepherd who wrote about the Cairngorms in her book "In the Cairngorms"
Sound Thought Festival 2018 at the Centre for Contemporary Arts
Delighted to have my acousmatic composition Barkeval played in the Sound Thought Festival 2018. This composition explores the emerging field of ecology and music, and in particular the field of volcano acoustics as an inspiration for composition. A number of compositional strategies, influences and processes were brought together to compose Barkeval, a four movement, fixed media sound composition. A wide range of sound processing and programming techniques were used to deliver the composition which explores the various stages of volcanic eruptions, and the sounds they make...
Old Hairdressers Glasgow
Good to meet folk in Glasgow, at the Old Hairdresser's, last night for some listening in the dark to audio art works. My composition Barkeval, 2nd Movement, was played along with another 13 compositions.
Lights Out Listening Group
Delighted to have my piece To a Composer in the Next Millennium played last night as part of the special Glasgow International Festival event by Lights Out Listening Group. What a great range of pieces. Here's a wee glimpse of the diverse programme. Podcast out soon.
Delighted that one of my acousmatic compositions is being played in Glasgow tomorrow evening at the Lights Out Listening Group.
The piece is a fusion of the folk traditions of spoken verse/word and storytelling, with composition of algorithmic computer music. The composition is reminiscent of found sounds of the future, on some abandoned computer with glitchy disc.
Come along if you're around.