Published 12 September 2016 by JT
I have just written a new sound instillation.It is called Soil Flow. The work comprises of six sound miniatures. I was asked to write work based around the photos and sculptures of Ursle Von Marsle. Her work was extremely emotional and very detailed.
This exhibition is based on the connections between technology,nature and humans. Ursle Von Marsle sculptures were derived from tiny micro details of plastic and wood. Her photo's were stark images of humans or parts of bodies against images of nature. As a composer the material was rich to work with.
This is one of the most interesting and fascinating commissions I have ever worked on. I had never met Ursle before. she heard speak about my music on swiss radio . From that interview I was contacted and commissioned. we had several Skype interviews and finally met in September.
I did a live performance of the 6 miniatures which lasted around 35-40 minutes to open the exhibition.The sound was all combined together to make an electronic state of flux.I performed with combining the new instrument MILK as a performance tool with the electro acoustic material.
The titles of the works are as follows
1. my heart,it weighs a kilo
3. soil crown
4. violence and love
5. you have atoms for eyes
6. debts dissolve in the ground
The work was commissioned by the Swiss Artist Ursle Von Marsle.The photo above is from her new exhibition.
Published 21 September 2016 by JT
I was really privileged to be working in bern at the weekend where I was invited to perform with the artist's UVM exhibition in Solothurn Bern.
The event went well and I was very grateful to the support provided by the Gallery.
Over the summer I was working with the artist Jack Jelfs to commission a new instrument that would be really fluid in performance with electronic sound , distance sensitivity and vocal text. We worked together to design ' MILK' The instrument was really lovely to work with and in combination with my electronic samples was great.
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