Hertfordshire Youth Choir will be singing ‘Interplay II’ for choir, piano and electronics in St. Saviours Church in St. Albans on Wednesday. We had a rehearsal last night and it sounded great. It promises to be a great concert with an interesting and varied programme and it kicks off at 7.30.
I had a brilliant day yesterday working with the Musarc choir at St. Stephen Walbrook Church. The choir commissioned three composers, Neil Luck, Tom Chant and myself to work with the choir on new pieces. I wrote a new piece ‘Interplay II’ for choir, piano and live electronics. The choir were a joy to work with and their director Cathy Heller Jones did an amazing job conducting my piece. A recording is already available thanks to Joseph Kohlmaier and while I think the electronics could perhaps be louder and further developed I think the piece as a whole is rather effective!
I am working on a new piece for choir, piano and live electronics which the Musarc choir will workshop and perform at St. Stephen Walbrook on 1st July. I’m really excited to be working with Musarc and in such a fantastic space! Please come either to be involved in the workshop or to the concert at 8.30pm.
On Friday 27th February I am performing a new soundscape piece for computer, Nintendo WII controller and six loudspeakers for the third stage of a collaborative project between the BBC World Service and the Slade School of Fine Art. You can read more information about it on the website for this project, The View from Here.
I will be performing a new piece for improvising keys, electric guitar and electronics with Arthur Carabott and an improvisation with Sam Hayden (laptop) in a gig featuring Sussex University music postgraduate work. Should be fun and some interesting sounds..
I am excited to be taking part in an interesting art project at the Slade Art School, The Voice and Nothing More. The event is curated by Sam Belinfante and Neil Luck. I’ll be collaborating with visual artist Diana Taylor on a new piece for female voice and electronics that will be performed by Lore Lixembourg and myself on Thursday 15th January.