Really pleased to say this new album of vocal improvisations is out! It was recorded as part of my research into performing recordings in marginal, inbetween areas around Manchester over the past two years. Big thanks goes to everyone who came on singing walks with me inside the long dank tunnel under the M60 motorwayContinue reading
New album The Humming Glade made with Sippy Cup in Nutsford Vale, Longsight, September 2021
Super proud this album we recorded Spring 2020 is now available as CD via Lisbon’s Creative Sources label or via all the musicians on the record in the UK David Birchall: electric guitarAdam Fairhall: accordionMichael Perrett: bass clarinetYoni Silver: bass clarinetOtto Willberg: double bass https://www.creativesourcesrec.com/catalog/catalog_706.html https://davidbirchall.bandcamp.com/album/aggregate-glows-in-the-cold
New tape out with Sam Andreae (London) and Yan Jun (Bejing) on Wigan’s Steep Gloss label. Improvisation recorded in real time in November 2020. “Plugged into our impossible online room, triangulated between Beijing, London & Manchester via autonomous noise unit, we clicked here and there to tune into each other and quickly imagined an ecstaticContinue reading
Had a great walk and exploration in the Prestwich/Whitefield area 3 miles north of Manchester city centre for the latest episode of Walking & Talking with sound artist Lee Patterson last week. We talk about insects, bird calls, badgers, ways into listening and sound and the enclosures act amongst other things! Lee made some uniqueContinue reading
I’m super pleased to say that I’ve been awarded an Arts Council England grant to help support the Wanderlust project; developing 6 episodes of my podcast Walking and Talking which go out on Camp Radio the radio/podcast platform for Camp. The beautiful poster for the project has been created by painter Mio Ebisu. You canContinue reading
Pleased to say that an outdoor improvisation from a month or so ago has surface on the Sippy Cup bandcamp page. A recording made with THF Drenching, Kate Armitage and Lowri Evans in Alexandra Park Whalley Range, Manchester. God is in the TV zine wrote a review of it here.
I have a new monthly radio show Walking & Talking on http://listen.camp where I get a musician to take me on a walk somewhere special/interesting to them and record the ensuing conversation. Sometimes we might play music or not. The first episode Walking & Talking with Alex Pierce is now available to stream anytime. It’sContinue reading
Really pleased that a piece from my ongoing research at Pomona Island in Manchester’s former docks is included in the Becoming Earthly Film season which is instigated by The Barn Arts in Aberdeen and runs 12th-20th of March. My piece is twinned with Hayley Suviste’s excellent work Edgelands which premiered at HCMF last year andContinue reading
Short 16mm film and sound piece made with filmmaker Huw Wahl. This is an exploration for a longer work we are developing at the minute thinking through collaborative creative processes, lines of travel, and the access/redevelopment of interstice sites on the River Mersey/Manchester Ship Canal.