Programme of works – Wednesday, 28th August 2019
1: Tony Morris
Title: A Recollection
Synopsis: The melody from Alkan’s 13th Esquisse of Book 2, ‘Ressouvenir,’ has
haunted me for many years and I’ve often toyed with the idea of incorporating
into a piece of my own. What you will hear this evening is very much the first
draft of an attempt to do that and before I finesse (ruin???) the piece I would
like to hear it in a different context from my home studio. In particular, I would
like to hear it in a context where there is an audience; for one is then
(vicariously) hearing it through the imagined ears of others.
Duration: 3 minutes 17
Title: no bus: one piece out of four from an installation called sheer data:shy
data, showcased at this year’s Supernormal festival.
Synopsis: An improvised sound piece captured on a dusky night around about
solstice, recalling being stranded overnight in Dumfries & Galloway dark sky
park. Part of a longer piece encompassing 4 separate poetic soundscapes,
exploring myriad themes including overstimulation, overconsumption,
subjectivity, jealousy, enmeshment, boundaries, belonging, inspiration,
friendship and solace.
Duration: 9 minutes 39
Biography: tandsmør aka tilly alexander hallworth (she/her pronouns) is a
poet, vocalist, musician and sound artist living and working in Glasgow. She
also runs Rattle Library with her friend and comrade Hussein Mitha, as well as
being a cycle instructor to pay the bills. She is currently incubating a musical
project nicknamed ‘tirzah club’ which is going very well, and is learning how to
play the drums.
3: Barry Burns
Title: How Rare a Possession
Synopsis: Constructed from sounds on badly recorded and damaged found reel
to reel tape marked “BBC Mormon interview”.
Duration: 10 minutes
Biography: Latter day ain’t.
4: Anette Gellein
I have been dreaming about
Shapes and forms
Rhythms and cities
When I wake up, I have the clearest idea
Of the city and how it is a composition
It is like I can see the grid above
While feeling it at the same time in my body
Shapes, rhythms, motions.
Duration: 8 minutes 24
Biography: Anette Gellein (b.1995) / Multimedia artist born in Norway but
based in Glasgow. Graduated with a masters from Glasgow School of Art
specialising in performance (2019). Previous studies include: Nordland Artand
Film school & BA in Contemporary Art from Tromsø Academy of
Contemporary art in 2017.
Web: anette.gellein.com https://www.instagram.com/pjudipie/
5: Gavin Fort
Title: Rain on a Fence
Synopsis: An excerpt from a recording of…. rain on a fence! ( made using two
Duration: 5 minutes
Biography: My background is in music production and studio recording but I’m
interested in anything sound related, particularly radio works and location
Web: e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org twitter: @FortGavin
6: Mark Vernon
Title: A Loop Within A Loop (work in progress sketch)
Synopsis: Sketch for a sound piece based upon the concentric loops of the
Glasgow underground transport network. Made from field recordings of the
subway and interviews with retired Strathclyde Passenger Transport workers.
Duration: 8 minutes 47
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
7: Marcello Messina
Synopsis: This is a mourning piece dedicated to my mum, who passed away a
couple of weeks ago. Due to the huge geographical distance between us, she
didn’t make it to meet my 8 months old baby Gaetano. In this short music bit,
she talks to him and says goodbye.
Duration: 3 minutes 04
Biography: Sicilian composer based in João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil