Throughout April, ROAR
have been hosting their third iteration of the Hung
exhibition, where artists are invited to create and contribute pieces by hanging their work in the provided spaces around the gallery.
I saw this as a perfect chance to come up with a piece for the gallery which hosts my teaching studio as I had not yet composed anything specifically for them! I wanted to provoke the viewer into considering what a musical notation actually is, or what it could
be. I created a score which provides the performer with some rather tricky decisions. Some musicians would consider this to not be a completed score, others would enjoy the freedom the score provides.
The score provides some indication of pitch, rhythm and dynamic but meter, bar line clef and instrument(s) are absent. As the score is somewhat indeterminate I have no idea what sound it would produce if played.
I have composed several indeterminate pieces in my short years as a composer, but I have not done so for some time and really enjoyed working on this short notation.
I have no idea how fast, slow or long the piece is (any time), exactly what instruments may be used, nor exactly what pitches would be revealed through performance (any place). Any time, any place
(2018) is available for download from my Compositions
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I am pleased to announce the first exhibition of two pieces from my MA portfolio: Syncretism
in Sheffield has agreed to show these two works along with a brief discussion from myself on the opening night.
The event opens on July 1st at 5:30pm and will be shown for two weeks.
Further information about Access Space and the exhibition can be found here
The launch of my exhibition at Access Space
in Sheffield was a success!
Thank you to all who came down to see and discuss the work in person - I very much enjoyed the chance to get feedback and discuss various ideas with the group!
The two pieces from my MA portfolio, Syncretism
, are still being exhibited at Access Space until the 15th June, 2017.
Please check out information
about Access Space and the exhibition.
20 February 2018 Composition
I've added a Compositions
section to the website!
A selection of pieces have been added along with sound and/or video files and performance notes.
13 March 2018 Composition
I have been focussed on attempting to communicate one (stubborn) idea through my recent work: I've been trying to make pieces which have a particular quality of fragility or vulnerability. I have now realised that a better work might have an implied meaning, not through a series of pieces of differing media, but by consolidating the not so different attitudes into one piece.
This is quite challenging and somewhat frustrating but I already feel as though this consolidation will allow me to communicate my intentions more effectively than two separate pieces could.
Although I'm not quite back to the starting point, I have made a lot of significant changes - I just hope they stick!