A series of improvisations exploring the objects I use as preparations with the guitar and pickups. I was interested to see if there was a way to see the spatial relations between these things giving rise to things that could be developed further as score based systems. Watching back it became clear that in fact there was some possibility for extracting this from it but perhaps this wasn’t the most interesting thing happening. In the end I found I was thinking more about sound, space and performative qualities of objects in improvisations which fed into new work with a pickupsnaredrumoscillator setup I have been developing rather than the original score making idea.
Audience eyeview film of the final performance we did for 50 Steps in April this year.
“Final performance of a cross-artform dance project celebrating the Pennine Way in its 50th anniversary year. With Stacey Johnstone, Ruth Jones, Natalie Speake (performers), David Birchall (musician) and Simon Warner (videographer)
Square Chapel Centre for the Arts, Halifax. April 2016
Project supported by Arts Council England
Film by Elizabeth Patrick”
Lucky to have become involved with quite a few new musical combinations and groups this year. Here is a one I’m really excited about.
Article from the May issue of Wire magazine
Live set from Golden Lion in Todmorden the other weekend realised as Pan Cake Make Up. Really pleased with how this trio works together.