Published 27 November, 2015 by JT
An incredible week . Very special music and spaces from everyone involved. New friends made. Great work from all my students and the amazing artists that were working with them.
This week I was making music in the one place which I think I love the most the swimming pool
So hallo to the next week and thank you to the last.
Sonnet William Shakespeare
When most I wink , then do mine eyes best see,
For all the day they view things unrespected;
And darkly bright, are bright in dark directed
Then thou whose shadows shadows doth make bright
How would they shadows shadows form a happy show
To the clear day with they much clearer light
With unseeing eyes they shade shines so !
How would I say , mine eyes be blessed made
By looking on thee in the living day
When in dead night they fair imperfect shade
through heavy sleep on slightness eyes doth stay!
All days are nights to see till I see thee
Swimming with music, the London Aquatics Centre Stratford
Published 14 November, 2015 by JT
For the last 9 or so months I have been involved in a great collaboration between the University of East London, Sound and Music and Bigga Fish for UFest , the London Youth Festival.
We have all been working together to create opportunities for the students at UEL to perform new music works in the London Aquatics Centre in Stratford.Swimming with music is a week long series of performances in the the Aquatics Centre, Stratford.The music students from University of East London have been working over 7 weeks to create original live music compositions which are to be performed while the general public are swimming. During the project our students have been mentored by professional musicians Shiva Feshareki , MatthaisKispert ,Tim Murray- Browne, and Jackie Walduck.
I have led the project for UEL in with collaborators Sound and Music and Bigga Fish.
There are four groups of students and each day they are performing a different work from 4-6pm in the pool.
If you fancy coming along to listen to one of the performances the groups are as follows
Monday 23rd November
Will Voce Laptop, Keyboard electronics
Nicky Jefferson Guitar,Electronics
Malgorzata Wawer Synthesizer vocal
Shiva Feshareki Turntable, electronics
Tuesday 24th of November
John Chau Keyboards
Elizabeth Aiyeola Poetry
Stiz Toomey Drums
Mark Loughnane Guitar
Jackie Walduck Vibraphone
Wednesday 25th of November
Tim Murrey brown ambient electronics
Nikita Zolothis live electronica
Jo Thomas vocal live electronics
Thursday 26th of November
Thomas Couchman Keyboard Audio Visual Score.
Ipek Biserova Violin and Electronics
Joshua Adams Percussion Keyboard
Matthais Kispert Keyboard
Published 20 October, 2015 by JT
I am nearly there to the performance and exhibition of my new work Agna Rita .
I installed the work in the Lincoln collection at the weekend and was very happy with the set up and very grateful to all that were involved.
The work consists of 4 long works that have either been taken from text from the Magna carter or are a representation of metaphors concerning freedom.
Today ( 20th of October 2015) a radio interview with Kate Hanstall is being broadcast on Resonance FM at 8 pm about the use of landscape within my work. Within Agna Rita I am composing large landscapes of sound which I map over 22 channels of speakers on the Soundwall in the Lincoln Collection.
The tracks are as follows
2. We will not deny
3. Our Noise
The work is being performed between 12 and 3 everyday from the 23rd of October till the 1st of November at the Lincoln Collection, in Lincoln. I am very grateful to PRS Foundation, Arts Council of England, Britten Pears trust and the Lincoln Collection for supporting the work.Threshold have commissioned the work.
Walls Will Speak Sound
Published 05 October, 2015 by JT
Agna Rita the installation music I have been composing for the Frequency Festival is about to start on the 24th of October.
I am excited and proud and looking forward to the festival very much.Agna Rita is over an hour long in length and consists of 4 works all drawn from text within the Magna Carter. The works are;
2.We will not Deny
4.Granted/ To Have and To Hold
There are 22 channels of sound sculpted into in the wall. A publication with CD with score and a critical review written by the writer Abi Bliss is available at the Lincoln Collection.Agna Rita has been supported by PRSFoundation,the Arts Council for England,the Britten-Pears Foundation.The work has been commissioned by Threshold.
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