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I’m excited to be returning to my musical nest, Newcastle-upon-Tyne this summer to work with fellow Manchester based artists and audio nerds Afrodeutsche, Mandy Wigby and Vicky Clarke.

We’ll be working with a group of young lasses making electronic music and soundscapes using our varied tools and techniques. We will then perform a “something” on the Friday as part of the Hexagon Experiment series of events.

So if you have or know anyone with a teenage lass who might enjoy this week of sonic adventuring visit Brighter Sound to find out more and book a place.

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Welcome to the online listening version of “Lawr I’r Mor/DownToTheSea” – A dance and music performance commissioned as part of Castell 03 Arts Festival in Caernarfon, North Wales in June 2018.

This is not the performance version (the performance version has a minute of silence at one point in the journey).

This electronic music and sound design piece is intended for headphones.

The dance and sound journey begins in the upper courtyard and moves down the castle via the Great Hall and the Queen’s Tower, through the Queen’s gate (not usually for public access), down to the jetty outside the Anglesey Arms pub and then along the promenade to the quote inscribed on slate “Yma wyf finna i fod”/“I am where I am supposed to be”.

This commission was such a joy to work on. After doing this and another music for dance commission earlier this year, I now know I love making music/sound for dance/movement which I had suspected I would. It was great to work with creative folk living in North Wales as I am getting to know the mountains and natural elements already and this people based connection is so enriching.

Credits
Choreography: Rosalind Holgate Smith
Dancers: Rosalind Holgate Smith and Lisa Spaull
Music-audio: Caro C
Voices: Harry Williams, Manon Awst, Bethany Celyn

Music inspired by “Yma wyf finna i fod” by Geraint Lovgreen, words by Meirion Macintyre Hughes
Extract from “Yma wyf finna i fod” sung by Bethany Celyn & Manon Awst

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Lawr I’r Mor/Down to the Sea – new music for dance at Caernarfon Castle

June 4, 2018 collaborations

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I am very excited and grateful for another wonderful creative opportunity – a sound/music commission collaborating with dancer Rosalind Holgate-Smith to take place at Caernarfon Castle in North Wales.
‘Lawr i’r Mor/Down to the Sea’ is an intimate and dreamlike promenade performance that transports audiences from [...]

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Next live performance – Bridgewater Hall A little Bite Music

April 23, 2018 live shows

I’m rather excited that my next live performance will be at the mighty Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, UK. It’s always a joy when they let me into such places with my wayward brand of electronic music.
As part of their “A Little Bite Music” lunchtime concert series, I will play on Friday 18 May, 12.45pm-1.30pm.
I will [...]

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New electronic music for contemporary dance – Dreamers

April 4, 2018 collaborations

It’s nice to still have firsts. And this is the first time I have worked with dancers and choreographers. Making music for contemporary dance students at Manchester College as they respond to the “Dreamers” sculpture by Elisa Artesero with choreographer Belinda Grantham and theatre director Graham Hicks. In an almost 20 minute piece, the dancers [...]

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Ableton Push electronic music Initiative in secondary schools is go

February 22, 2018 Education work

I’m excited to be getting started with a pilot initiative I have developed with One Education Music.
We are doing a live music performance project using Ableton Live software and their Push controller in a few secondary schools in Manchester. The project gives inspirational and aspirational opportunities to young people, focusing on live performance and [...]

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A short film about electronic music composer Delia Derbyshire – by kids!

January 11, 2018 Delia Derbyshire Day

I wanted to share this wonderful film made by schoolchildren in Manchester. In my capacity with electronic music heritage charity Delia Derbyshire Day, we helped the children be the first to tell the world about the late great electronic music composer who they were inspired by. In a project supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund, [...]

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Sharing new work: a sonic response to Hayling Island

December 12, 2017 Uncategorized

To close an action packed and creatively rich 2017, I want to share with you a new piece: Nissology
(which means the study of islands on their own terms).

Commissioned by writer Michelle Green and supported by Arts Council England, this experimental electronic music piece forms part of phase one of “Hayling Stories” – a short story/digital [...]

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Artists in Archives – an event in Manchester Tues 5 Dec 2017

November 3, 2017 Uncategorized

In my role as instigator and project manager of electronic music charity Delia Derbyshire Day, we have an event coming up that explores the realm of artists in archives. Called “For Interest Only”, this free event is supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and co-curated and presented with Digital Women’s Archive North.

“For Interest Only” will feature [...]

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Hayling Stories – a short story collaboration – performances in OCT 2017

October 2, 2017 collaborations

I’m quite stoked and very grateful to be part of a new creative endeavour called “Hayling Stories”.
Initiated and led by writer and spoken word artist Michelle Green, Hayling Stories is a collaborative team endeavour tapping into impressions and inherited memories of the island of Hayling (near Portsmouth) to ultimately create an interactive digital map with [...]

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