Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Dust to Dust session

Here we are at the WNO headquarters, presenting our ideas for the days work which was a really good session and the music created by the end of the day sounded really good. To hear this you will have to go to the project electroclassic site as before. It will be on the site very soon.

Friday, 18 March 2011

West Bay Bronze Fossils

I have had the West Bay bronze fossils back from the foundry in wales and have given them the once over and here they are looking old and fossilised in their own way. I think these will look really good in the paving scheme and hope that for many years they will baffle and delight.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Graphic Score

After last weeks session with WNO Principal Players, we discussed the graphic score I had previously produced and the needs it required for them to read it better. These I hopefully have addressed with this new score yet keeping the visualness of the last score. I have included some time references and more instrument demarcations. Next tuesday will be the meeting of us all, so I guess I will have a better idea then of how it is going. this is new to the players and new to me but very exciting nonetheless.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Playing alongside WNO

On Tuesday something I never dreampt could of happened, happened. After discussing the graphic score and how to interpret it, a number of run throughs and re-aquantices with noise making I got my chance to play with WNO Principal Players. we went through the piece and with the help of Sennheiser supplying a fabulous pa, made the room shake and vibrate with noise, my body was shaking with the noise and the adrenaline of what was happening.
Listen to what happened and to read more go to the (project electroclassic) link opposite.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Graphic Score

I have created my first ever graphic score for WNO. Jessica Curry and I spent time in Brighton discussing how we would like our work to develop with the players and the score we might create. We worked on an improvised piece together and from that a doodled a rough for the score. Since returning home I have developed the score and the above is the result. This I will be presenting on tuesday next week to the players and we will see if they can interpret it. I was very impressed with the way they interpreted Jess's fibonacci score so have confidence in them.

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Rosliston Camera Obscura Workshops

These went really well. Held over two days, students, staff and members of the public signed up to have a go at making their own camera obscuras with my help. The camera obscuras are to be left behind and become a resource for the centre and I think it was brilliant that everyone who made one of these gave them over. I know that I would have found it really hard as they created some wonderful designs and really got inventive. The staff of course can now pass on what they have learnt to others. It really is such a simple technology that anyone can make something, and the design take it further.

I would also like to thank everyone at Rosliston Forestry Centre who made me very welcome and gave me a lovely birthday but also put up with my streaming cold and hacking cough.