The performance yesterday went exactly as I hoped it would, with the pre-written guitar parts being played right, and the three of us feeling comfortable enough to take risks and react to each other’s improvisation.Continue reading
It’s possibly time to own up to the fact that Weekly Task 2 with the kitchen environment was actually intended to be composed for an outside space! To rectify this, Task 2.5 is another composition,Continue reading
I’ll be in the Ferens Gallery, Hull this Wednesday performing the Wyndham Lewis as a Tyro composition! We had our first run through of the piece today, with two guitars, a lot of effects, andContinue reading
Today I had a meeting at the Ferens gallery, where we discussed the technical requirements and restrictions of the space we’re performing our pieces in. Luckily my performance didn’t have many issues to work out,Continue reading
I’ve spent a few hours throwing around ideas for my Tyro piece at the gallery, and realised a live industrial soundscape played live would be an awesome thing to throw in!
The third composition idea I have been working towards is based on a painting by Pietro Lorenzetti, which is being given pride of place in the Ferens Gallery.
The plan for the composition has shifted a bit as a result of having two willing performers. I’m thrilled about this, as it means that I can have way more options with performing. Currently, theContinue reading
This is a sketch of a performance which would take place in a kitchen at Cranbrook Avenue, Hull. The plan is to use loudspeakers to deploy existing sounds from a space, and then presentContinue reading
I have chosen a spiral staircase in the Wilberforce building for a short piece. The space has a really pronounced reverb, and I like the idea of height as well as direction being played withContinue reading
I am hoping to do a piece centred around the painting Mr Wyndham Lewis as a Tyro, a self-portrait, from 1921. The piece interests me hugely from the amount of character oozing from the portrait- itContinue reading
As part of the Spaces and Places module, we are each composing a piece of music to be played in the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull. The first step was to visit the Gallery, meetContinue reading
Last week, we were lucky to have a visit from Jez Riley French, Jan Bang and students who were about to perform at the Punkt festival in London. The emphasis was on creative responses toContinue reading