FULL OF NOISES PRESENTS:WORKINGTON AND BEYOND – MULTI-CHANNEL WORKS BY BRONA MARTIN + CATHY LANE + KAREN POWER + ANNIE MAHTANI My piece Past Links was included in this 'Full of Noises' programme curated by Brona Martin. Brona was commisioned to marke a new work for the Hub - the UK's only public outdoor 3D ambisonic sound system responding to industry, community and the environment around Workington, an industrial town on the edge of the Lake District. The piece premieres at the 2015 Full of Noises festival in Barrow in Furness, and the [...]
I am currently working with Rosie Kay Dance Company on the forthcoming production of 5 SOLDIERS. 5 SOLDIERS is a moving, dramatic and unique work that looks at how the human body remains essential to war, even in the 21st century. 5 SOLDIERS premieres at Birmingham Rep on 23 April 2015 and tours around the UK including to, London, Manchester, Oxford and York, from April to June. Full tour details can be found at 5soldiers.co.uk
In August 2014 I was commissioned by Birmingham Hippodrome to perform live alongside Néle Azevedo's installation of Minimum Monument, part of the City’s commemorations for the centenary of World War One. Néle’s work deliberately celebrates the common man; the exhibition honoured not only those who fought in WW1 but all those that contributed including families who made a sacrifice. You can read more about the project in my earlier post. Below is a short video documenting the creation and the event.
This September I have two performances as SOUNDkitchen with Iain Armstrong. Iain and I began performing together early this year, and have since continued to work together developing and refining our set for different environments. The first of our performances will take place at SOUNDkitchen at Vivid Projects on Saturday 13 September. Also on the bill are Chris Mapp and Ben Ramsay who form the third of SOUNDkitchen's New Collaborations project and, Formuls, a live AV set from Matt Parker and James Dooley. For more information click here We will then [...]
I am really looking forward to performing on Saturday 2 August in Chamberlain Square, Birmingham as part of Néle Azevedo's Minimum Monument project, an open air exhibition displaying 5,000 figures made of ice. Minimimum Monument is part of the City’s celebrations commemorating the centenary of World War One. Néle’s work deliberately celebrates the common man; the exhibition will honour not only those who fought in WW1 but all those that contributed including families who made a sacrifice. The Minimum Monument project is a critical reading of the monument in the [...]
Earlier this month I was invited to perform as a member of SOUNDkitchen at KLANG!électroacoustique a new festival in Montpellier, France. Klang Acousmonium is a new venture for fellow SOUNDkitchen composer Julien Guillamat who recently returned to France, taking a collection of loudspeakers with him. It was an honour to perform at the inaugural festival alongside some fantastic composers including Francis Bayle, François Dhomont, Annette Vande Gorne, Jonty Harrison and Dennis Smalley. I performed a live acousmatics set with Iain Armstrong which James Carpenter diffused over the 50 loudspeaker acousmonium. [...]