Sonically delicate and technically challenging, the Quantaform Series is a new set of 26 pieces for solo flute which feature precise interactions between the performance acoustic and the notes on the page.
Really pleased to announce that my new, multi-spatial audio project Frozen Voyagers, premiers in the RML Cinechamber at the MUTEK festival, Montreal this year on June 3rd at 7pm. Frozen Voyagers is a hard-hitting piece, dealing with contemporary social and cultural themes. The RML Cinechamber is an amazing, mobile immersive-media facility. It has high-resolution, multichannel audio and 10 screen surround video.
Frozen Voyagers uses the venue’s three-dimensional sound capabilities to the max, providing a feeling of concurrent and not stop action. This piece originally started life on an artistic residence at RML’s facility in downtown San Francisco.
My thanks go to the wonderful team at the A-Capella Festival in Leipzig for their effective and unusual staging of Being Dufay. John Potter and I performed this in the round in the beautiful Peterskirche, with plasma screens hung high in the rigging showing the films. The Peterskirche has a superb acoustic – something that is very important to me. Video from the gig is available
Being Dufay will receive it’s final performance in the current series in April of next year. It takes place at the BMW sponsored A-Capella Festival in Leipzig, Germany on April 26th 2012. It’s an excellent festival who have worked previously with many other ECM artists, so we’re very much looking forwards to it. Being Dufay has now been performed in over 13 Nations, at some really great venues. We’re very thankful to our audience for making this such an enjoyable experience.
I’m working currently on a new vocal music project, which will shortly start being recorded. More news as it develops.
The Tampere festival audience were treated to a preview of a brand new project Anagram yesterday. Anagram is currently nearing the end of preparation, and we wanted to show you some of it live alongside more familiar material. The Anagram project constructs new pieces around the smallest fragments of music by composers who themselves borrowed material from other composers. So I hope they don’t mind this process being done to them! But, the results of this combination are not presented linearly. If you are inclinded towards detective work, you can fit the pieces together. However, like an anagram, it is in the new combination of materials where exciting things start to happen. Anagram is sung by John Potter, with new film by Michael Lynch. Video available shortly.