I’m pleased to announce that an article of mine has just been published in an exciting new book from The Orpheus Institute, edited by Bob Gilmore and Darla Crispin. My article is titled, ‘Composing as a Way of Doing Philosophy’. In it, I talk about the works I wrote between c. 2005-9, including An Audience with the Trees (2005), The Bravery of Women (2006-7).
Leuven University Press describes the book as follows:
This book is the first anthology of writings about the emerging subject of artistic experimentation in music. This subject, as part of the cross-disciplinary field of artistic research, cuts across boundaries of the conventional categories of performance practice, music analysis, aesthetics, and music pedagogy.
More information here
AS I HAVE NOW MEMOYRE returns to London in April for a performance at the Louise Blouin Foundation, London W11. Thursday 15 April. Doors 6.30pm. Performance 7pm. Tickets £12 full /£8 concessions/£5 members
Ticket price includes a glass of champagne. To order tickets please contact the Louise Blouin Foundation on 020 7985 9600. Tickets can be purchased at the door subject to availability.
The tour of performances of AS I HAVE NOW MEMOYRE continues…
School of Music, University of East Anglia, Norwich
Monday 15 March, 19:30
13-14 AUGUST | 10pm | Riverside Studios, London | Tickets £6 (£4)
Following the sell-out performance of AS I HAVE NOW MEMOYRE (2008) at Kings Place in February, Riverside Studios in London will host two performances during the Tête à Tête festival of opera. Linda Hirst leads the cast, with Natasha Lohan, Nicholas Brown and Timothy Connor.
For information and tickets on the Riverside web site, click here
What is it in the activity of making music that gives us access to our past? How does music find clarity in the muddiness of memory? AS I HAVE NOW MEMOYRE (2008), investigates the psychology of singing through the relationship between a singing teacher (Linda Hirst) and her pupil (Natasha Lohan). The performers build an installation-set during the show by suspending polythene walls from the ceiling and transforming the space into a nexus of rooms. The pupil assembles a bird chamber to make an aviary for a quartet of ‘birds’ that ‘sings’ eighteenth-century music. The audience is invited to wander through the installation while the performers decode musical notation with mirrors and trace salt-patterns in red paint. Halfway through the show, one performer leaves the space and begins her own, satellite performance.
MIMOMANIAC will present THE MEANING BETWEEN US at Kings Place, London on Feburary 10th, 2009. Promoted by Sound & Music, the show comprises an anthology of live installations, films and micro-performances that frames Nicholas Brown’s new, transdisciplinary work on the psychology of singing, AS I HAVE NOW MEMOYRE (featuring guest vocalist, Linda Hirst). The show begins online: please visit www.mimomaniac.com to find out more and choose a pathway through the evening’s events…