Silence, listening, performing, responding to landscapes and dreams…
I have known the artist David Littler for quite a while, and worked with him on his Yan Tan Tethera combined arts project, Cecil Sharp House in London a few years ago. So when he got in contact about performing in a concert and collaborating on one of his new tracks in his new music project, Scotton Drive, I was very excited to be involved. David has been researching textiles and music for a long time, and more information about his practice can be found on his website http://davidlittler.tumblr.com/
As part of my recent research (DYCP) funded by Arts Council England I had been developing new work for cello and electronics, and wanted to try this new work out publicly. So the opportunity to perform my new piece Soliloquy along with David’s music seemed like a great opportunity.
My first post documents my journey to Airton Freinds meeting house, Scotton Drive EP launch by David Littler and my performance of my new peice Soliloquy for cello and electronics written as part of my recent Developing Your Practice Research Grant from Arts Council England.
Currently working on a composition for the Feral Cello, an augmented instrument with live processing in collaboration with Dr.Tom Davis (with support from Bournemouth University). UK premier at Noisefloor 2017.
I recently had the privilege to stay at Imogen Holsts’s home in Aldeburgh to compose. It was an amazing place and full of music, scores and ambience. Thanks to the Britten-Pears Foundation for the opportunity.