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 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
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