Programme of works for Wednesday 25 April 2018

1: Kevin Fraser
Title: Equal Parts – Other Thoughts
Synopsis: Warm ambient soundscapes complimented by field recordings.
Duration: 2 minutes 47
Biography: I’ve been working under the alias ‘Equal Parts’ from 2011, experimenting
and utilizing different methods in creating ambient music.

2: Oliver Pitt and Barry Burns
Title: Easterhouse Conversations (extract)
Synopsis: Commissioned by Platform for their Outskirts festival we have created a fragmented and hallucinatory sound portrait combining the sounds of the building with the stories of those who use it. The full piece will premiere on Saturday 28 April.
Duration: 9 minutes 56
Oliver Pitt is a musician working with various groups including Golden Teacher, Dick 50 and the label Akashic Records.
Barry Burns is a sound maker who creates radio plays, records and performances through a mix of samples, field recordings, voice and music. He co runs Glasgow’s art radio station Radiophrenia.

3: Marcello Messina
Title: A caixa d’água
Synopsis: A generative piece that reflects on artificial scarcity, urban violence and hectic transitions to terror regimes. The title is Portuguese for “the water tank”.
Duration: 3 minutes 49
Biography: Marcello Messina is a Sicilian composer currently living in Rio Branco,

4: Michelle Hannah
Title: AVAL
Synopsis: Formed from processed audio samples taken from a found youtube video of a Macbook Pro getting set on fire by a blowtorch.
Duration: 7 minutes 44
Biography: Michelle Hannah is a Glasgow based artist and performer.

5: Monica Brown
Title: Silloth by the Sea
Synopsis: An audio postcard from the seaside town of Silloth. Puggies, airhockey, tree trunk balancing, and seashore vent holes recorded on a phone between chips and ice cream stops.
Duration: 3 minutes 58
Biography: Monica works in community media.

6: Andrew Reddy
Title: In Resonance
Synopsis: ‘In Resonance’ is an exploration of the use of NMR spectroscopy to generate music, building upon the work I did to create ‘Precession’ from the Spitting Broken Teeth and Mistranslations album. NMR spectroscopy is a technique used to study the structure of matter on the atomic level by measuring the frequency of the nuclei spinning within the atom. I took NMR spectra from compounds I developed during my PhD and used sounds from the hydrogen and carbon atoms to form the piece.
Duration: 3 minutes 46
Biography: Andrew Reddy is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and sound artist from Kildare, Ireland. He works to create immersive ambient soundscapes, emotive
melodies and repugnant noise. Often fusing disparate sound sources such as wildlife recordings and sounds generated from data from his scientific research, his compositional process is as much an exploration of sound as a phenomenon as it is an attempt to craft intriguing sonic aesthetics.

7: Richard Soundfun and Donna Campbell
Title: Spent Nights
Synopsis: Spent Nights is an exploration of loneliness – an attempt to understand its influence on the perception of Self and the relationship with the world around us.
Duration: 4 minutes 15 seconds
Biography: Richard Soundfun and Donna Campbell have worked with each other, on
and off, for a number of years with Soundfun seeking to evoke the tone of Donna’s writing and performance through a layer of subtle sounds and sonic textures.

8: Lin Li
Title: Re-sounding bells no. 1
Synopsis: A composition using the sounds of bells and vocalization inspired by change ringing methods. Individual bell sounds from Bell 010 by Kyster; Medievel Bell G3 by wuola; Bell Echo by tec studios; Wind Chime Tolling by InspectorJ
Duration: 4 minutes 28
Biography: Lin Li lives in Scotland and her creative practice focuses mainly on
moving image and sound.

9: James Wilson
Title: Percival rd
Synopsis: Short song/sound collage made of video game and easy listening 7″ record
samples. The title alludes to the road my grandparents live, home to many fuzzy
childhood memories.
Duration: 3 minutes 12
Biography: Living in Glasgow, currently studying a PhD in ultrasonic engineering. I like to make music whenever possible & run a small tape label for ambient/ experimental music called Moonside Tapes.

10: Jamie Flett & Judith Williams
Title: ‘Let Me Hold (Skin To Skin)’
Synopsis: Underneath the ecstatic news of Peggy’s birth ran a murkier and more
convoluted story, like a peaty black stream under its carapace of sparkling frosted ice. Revealed only when her mother Jude decided to uncover and excavate it as one part of a means of processing it.
Duration: 5 minutes
Biographies: Jamie Flett – I self-released my first solo album of skewed blues folk songs in 2009. Since then, I’ve tried to confront the artificial limitations of being defined as a ‘singer-songwriter’ by ad-libbing other approaches and investigating remoter sonic territories, either on my own or with accomplices. I still sing songs.
Judith Williams is a unique lady songstress and a gloriously multifarious performer. Her work is bold and innovative and her voice a beautiful, vital, vulnerable force of nature with the power to induce ready tears, embracing life in all its technicolour. Her practice is wildness and not knowing.
Web: @Jamie_Flett

11: Fiona Harrison
Title: To A Composer of the Next Millenium
Synopsis: This composition is inspired by the poem “To a Poet a Thousand Years
Hence” by James Elroy Flecker. The piece is a fusion of the folk traditions of spoken verse/word and storytelling, with composition of algorithmic computer music. The composition is reminiscent of found sounds of the future, on some abandoned computer with glitchy disc.
Duration: 7 minutes 33
Biography: Fiona Harrison is a Scottish composer, and graduate of Edinburgh
University with Masters in Digital Composition and Performance. She is particularly interested in experimental electronic music and in bringing this to audiences in new and interesting ways. Nominated for the Scottish New Music Awards 2018 for her recent composition Barkeval in the electroacoustic/sound art category. Also a non executive Director of the Scots Music Group in
Edinburgh, a wonderful organisation that promotes traditional music in the community and changes lives.
Web: @fionahtweet

12: Mark Vernon
Title: The object invoked has disconnected from its host
Synopsis: One in a series of new compositions created using electronics, controlled feedback and music and voices from found reel to reel tape recordings. This piece will be included on an Alter records label compilation LP released later this year.
Duration: 8 minutes 52
Biography: Mark Vernon is a Glasgow based artist whose work exists on the fringes of sound art, experimental music and broadcasting. At the core of his practice lies a fascination with the disembodied intimacy of the recorded voice, environmental sound, obsolete media and the re-appropriation of found recordings. A keen advocate of radio as an art form, he co-runs Glasgow art radio station, Radiophrenia and has produced programmes for stations internationally.

13: Elina Bry
Title: Stand by me
Synopsis: You might have seen her using her heartbeat as a tempo. This time no beat but hazard breaking through these overheard words.
Duration: 2 minutes
Biography: Elina Bry currently part of the MFA at GSA, considers herself as a
French/Finnish, both equally. Communication is an essential part of her practice as each medium and language has its own strength. She is currently exploring
the weaknesses of the body as a medium and isn’t afraid to play around.

14: Laurence Cook
Title: Unboxing therapy
Synopsis: Part of a series of found audio exploring what we watch when we’re alone.
Duration: 4 minutes 17
Biography: Laurence works in theatre and radio
Web: @laurencegcook

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