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. AprilContinue reading “50 Steps Halifax performance”
Article from the May issue of Wire magazine
Really looking forward to mine and Vicky Clarke’s residency at Q02 in Brussels in August. We’ll be developing some ideas with light and circuitry for the next ways to present our noise machines.
Live set from Golden Lion in Todmorden the other weekend realised as Pan Cake Make Up. Really pleased with how this trio works together.
Another interesting day exploring the few hundred metres surrounding the People’s History Museum in Manchester using a pickup as a listening device. This is for a piece of sound work with accompanying map that I’m preparing for an exhibition curated by the Loiterer’s Resistance Movement at the PHM opening on 23rd July. See more here http://www.thelrm.orgContinue reading “2nd day of electromagnet recordings for LRM show”
https://soundcloud.com/davidmbirchall/rbs-click-track An interesting first day making field recordings to go in the Loiterer’s Resistance Movement exhibition taking place in the People’s History Museum in July. The starting point I’m working with is mapping and exploring the area surrounding the museum using electromagnetic signals captured by a pair of pickups as my starting point. SomeContinue reading “1st day of electromagnet recordings for PHM”
Some recent playing sessions with new formations that I’ve really enjoyed. Last tuesday in improvising strings ensemble with Dan Bridgwood-Hill: violin, David Birchall: guitar, Ecka Mordecai: cello and Otto Willberg: double bass And from a rehearsal at the start of June with Greta Buitkute: voice, David Birchall: guiatr, Phillip Marks: percussion and Otto Willberg: doubleContinue reading “Some recent playing”
This months excellent edition of our monthly improvised music night at the awesome bar Stretford Sip Club. Plan is for this to run on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Poster by Otto. Facebook event here https://www.facebook.com/events/1192255697474708/
Me and Vicky will be presenting our Noise Orchestra work so far and prototypes along with our fellow Art + Tech colleagues at this event next Friday at Madlab. More info and what to do if you want to attend here.