DIVAcontemporary Radio podcast :: ‘sturzstrom’ by Marc Yeats. As part of the studios ‘coast to coast’ programme, ‘sturzstrom’ composed by Marc Yeats, sung by a community choir and recorded by David Rogers and Phill Phelps. Podcast vailable at: http://www.spreaker.com/user/soniccoast/sturzstrom_by_marc_yeats
Part of the Coastal Voices Project in Dorset and east Devon, sturzstrom has no famous participants. It’s a vocal work I stumbled across while reading the blog 5against4.com and is one that expresses – in the words of the composer, Marc Yeats – “the formation and geology of the Jurassic coast concentrating on the phenomena of landslips, mudslides and coastal erosion”. I’m sure we can all agree it’s been a while since we heard one of those. The piece was made using nothing but vocals from community choirs and pebbles for percussion but it was no simple affair. Geologists were offered creative input, while – not wanting to limit the music to conventional notation – Yeats created a variety of signs and symbols for the vocalists to learn and interpret (looking at the score feels more like a maths exam than a piece of music). It certainly sounds different: the volley of shrieks and bellows have a feral quality to them and create genuine excitment. At the same time, crescendos can disappear into whispers just as quickly.
Tim Jonze On Shuffle … Experimental music | The Guardian | 30th June 2012
Chamber Cartel (USA) is thrilled to announce a “Composer-in-Association” relationship with Marc Yeats. What this means for Chamber Cartel is an extended relationship with Marc over the next few years to really dig down deep and fashion a sizeable and weighty body of work. Their first foray into this relationship is a work called The Shape Distance. This work will be premiered in September 2013 and will be the subject of their first recording.
Reinventing the Landscape, abstract animated film, by Joe Stevens being screened at NoiseFloor Festival Staffordshire University on 2nd May.
Plus new entries onto aporee maps :: Portland, Dorset, UK
Old Hill footpath (66sec., by JOe Stevens)
SOUNDING[S] ‘in the bakery’: mixed from a sonic installation, which took place on 6th April 2013, in a disused bakery – Bridport, Dorset UK – by David Rogers and Joe Stevens [metamedia]. The installation saw the artists investigate the intersections and relationships between architecture, space and sound. A live recording of the installation has been treated to create layers of textures to create a related but completely different work.
The work finds David and Joe shifting their approach to the uses of field recordings. Taking the artists into new directions in the editing of sound, integrating aspects of rhythm, signal processing and spatial recording within the framework of minimalist composition. Interrogating the perceptual boundaries between noise and music and research the potential for sound technology to embed into architecture.
podcast available for download :: http://www.spreaker.com/user/soniccoast/sounding_s_in_the_bakery
Associate artist David Rogers sound work ‘qua[D]rille remix’ at MadLab Manchester
Description: With the hope of helping to create a platform for those interested in field recordings to share and discuss their work, kinokophone is organising Kinokophonography! Bring along a few favorites from your catalogue of recordings to play or come to listen to sounds and stories from around the world.
Start Time: 19:00 Date: 2013-04-17 End Time: 21:00
Link to full lenght sound work :: qua[D]rille
associate artists Mandy Rathbone, David Rogers and Joe Steven [metamedia] get a mention for MAKEaNOISE, on a special podcast from framework radio produced by Joseph Young.
link to podcast :: http://www.frameworkradio.net/2013/04/415-2013-04-07/
A unique portrait of an architectural space
This work is further exploration of sounds in spaces project we have been working on under the banner of metamedia. Investigating the intersections and relationships between architecture, space, memory and sound. Seeing the ways in which architecture can shape, and be shaped by, sound; the resonant properties of the built environment; and aural culture as a possible invisible architecture.
ResonanceFM – Clear Spot
Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 April
Stephen Upshaw plays Spring Song Cycle
On the Clear Spot Tuesday at 8pm Stephen Upshaw played Spring Song Cycle, Parasol Unit gallery’s cycle of newly commissioned string ‘songs’ by six young composers, including the work ‘hyran’ by Marc Yeats. Offering a unique set of responses to particular works featured in their current exhibition, a solo show by Iranian artist Navid Nuur: Phantom Fuel. The programme included an interview with violist Upshaw along with other performers by Sophie Lording. [Repeated Wednesday 9am.]
‘hyran’ for solo viola performed by Stephen Upshaw at the Parasol Unit, London on the 26th March 2013. Live recording.
Creative Conversations 8 sees Joe Stevens talking to the photographer Jim Cooke. Joe caught Jim during the exhibition he had at the Drill Hall on Portland Dorset during the summer of 2012 called Riparian.
Associate artist Nigel Slight’s short film ‘anthem’, with a soundtrack by singer/actress Bronagh Gallagher, will be screened as part of the ‘Sound Devices n.3′ festival at the Rathmines Library, Dublin on 28th March at 6.30pm, free entry.
‘Sound Devices is an exciting new way for both artists and audiences to explore the connection between sound, acousmatic music and literature. In celebration of historical Rathmines Library’s 100th anniversary, a series of curated monthly events in the form of imaginative journeys through sound’.
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