Lots of snow here in Aviemore for the past week and the outlook is decidedly frosty …… and festive!
The rest of the year sees me staying put, reflecting, and looking ahead to 2024. I’m continuing in researcher mode at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and am also into the final 4 months of the Sound of Music New Voices programme. As usual it’s hard to believe quite where the last year has gone!? Plans for some research & development sessions are coming together for Piper which will be a new mixed-media work reimagining the Pied Piper story. More on this in January!
Wishing you all a joyful and peaceful festive season x
This is happening, a new collaboration with composer/abstract turntablist Megan Steinberg and flautist Kathryn Williams for The Lucy Hale Day of Disability, Music & Technology which took place on 3rd February 2023 at RNCM in Manchester. The creative process for this was intriguing and you can find out more here on Megan’s website which details the process and has a recording and a documentary by Zakiya Leeming.
Room to breathe commissioned by Drake Music Scotland to open Sound Festival 2022 at The Anatomy Rooms in Aberdeen on 26th October 2022. The work has 5 movements or rooms each of which explores a different aspect of breath and breathing post-Covid 19. Each movement is scored differently and includes flute (Gabriela Jaros), trumpet (David Cumming), bassoon (Dominic O’Sullivan), electronic wind instrument/bass clarinet (Sonia Allori), prepared vocal tracks and iPad trio (Clare Johnston, Karen Sutherland, Pete Sparkes)
I’m working on 2 commissioned works this month but also continuing with the r & d for Piper with the Sound & Music – New Voices programme.