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DroneSpace

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Some new audiomulch improvisations and a soundcloud stream.

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Verbier Festival 2014

Friday, August 1st, 2014

mountain slice blue

2 pieces composed by participants at the 2014 Verbier festival and played by the VFO. A collaboration with Edward Nesbit and the Discovery programme. “C C C” (Colours, Chickpeas, Cowbells) : composed by Adèle Harding, Leandro Marques, Quentin Lehner, Noëlla & conducted by Duncan Chapman, “Mountain Animals and Snow”: composed by India Beibeder,Orane Furness-Pina,Pierre Mouton & conducted by Edward Nesbit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decorated Echoes @ Spitalfields Summer Festival

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Decorated Echoes was a project for Spitalfields music working with students from Phoenix school and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. The movie was made from drawings in response to sounds, our own playing and listening to live music played by Katie Heller (Violin / Viola) and Ruth Rosales (Bassoon / Contra-bassoon)

 

BCMG in Wem (Field Notes)

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Field Notes project Movies now online.
With Bridget Carey, Melinda Maxwell, Shiori Usui, Matthew Harris, Jeremy Clay and a group of extraordinary young musicians from Wem.A series of movies made with participants in Shropshire as part of BCMG’s  Field Notes project

more on the tour here http://www.bcmg.org.uk/whats-on/field-notes-tour-2014/

Drawings of journeys made into music.

 

2.5 Cycles Syst/Diast (unconfirmed interpretation)

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

I recently had to have a 24hour blood pressure monitor, (everything is fine).

I ended up with 24 hours of data consisting of Systolic and Diastolic pressure as well as heart rate. The machine took these readings every 20 minutes for 24 hours (with a longer interval at night time).

This is a mapping of this into audio for 2.5 cycles of the data

Systolic and Diastolic pressures are mapped directly onto pitch and the heart rate is mapped onto tempo (using audiomulch). After one cycle of 24 hours there are harmonics added into the sound so that the sound becomes more complex.

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The graph is of these two figures starting at 9:30 am

 

Its quite a long piece (32 minutes)

 

Harmonics

Sunday, December 1st, 2013

A new software setup for playing with harmonics

 

 

 

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(section of cut cable on U Boat : Birkenhead 2013)

 

and another piece (exploring extreme registers)

 

……..Of Wind and Breath

Friday, November 8th, 2013

……..Of Wind and Breath was a concert of new music in the 2013 Notting Hill May Festival

Two pieces from the concert

Speaking Breath ……..

Mike McInerney : Shakuhachi

Duncan Chapman : Electronics

 

Speaking breath is the 4th in a cycle of pieces that explores the sound of the Shakuhachi in a variety of environments. The previous pieces have included a performance in a 360º cinema (Rising Breath) an old power station in Budapest with live interactive video (Empty Breath) and a piece in a church in Leeds with a bass organ pipe and live electronic manipulation of the sound (Turning Breath). In Speaking Breath the Shakuhachi sound is integrated with a collection of organ sounds focusing particularly on the moment when the pipes “speak” and elongating this to reveal previously unheard detail.

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Sounds from an unfinished  organ : Laptop ensemble

All the sounds are created from samples of the organ in the church which was in a state of reconstruction after a major restoration project. The ensemble was made up of a group associated with the church and other musicians in the concert who surrounded the audience.

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Thanks to Caryl Mann from the Organ Restoration project at St Johns

 

Royal Opera House Fanfare 2012/13

Friday, October 4th, 2013

A new film of the latest Fanfare project …….

Slowly catching up …….. cowbells

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Time to catch up a bit

Up a mountain in Switzerland

Where I found this sound

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Festive Sprouts

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

The Sea Becomes a Chord

Monday, November 19th, 2012

The sound of the sea recorded at Mog’s Eye on the Lincolnshire Coast

becomes a chord …………….

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Re:Sound

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Re:Sound

In preparation for this project at the Sound Festival in Aberdeen this weekend

“What is your favourite sound in the world that isn’t a musical instrument or piece of music?”

a couple of demo tracks containing

Dropping something heavy into water
Thunder
Pocra Quay (from Pete Stollery)
Birds
The wind at Malin Head
Children’s voices
Rain on a tent
Throwing stones onto a frozen lake
Walking in deep snow
Walking through a herd of cows in Switzerland

Chorus loops composed by Music and Communities students and played by synthesised sounds ……………
The Wind
Rain
Standing on Union Street
Child laughing
The sound you get when your head is underwater
glass smashing
walking in deep snow
falling leaves
the crackle of frying eggs
transferring liquids from a can into a glass

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Sounds from Rednote Ensembles “NoisyNoises” to be used in an installation on Sunday 4th

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more here

http://sound-scotland.co.uk/sound_events/resound/

Sound Spiral

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

 

SoundSpiral is a uniquely interactive audio playback environment, holding forty-eight speakers within a specially-designed inflatable venue.
The first work to be shown in the space will be Babel Spring, by Amie Slavin and Duncan Chapman.

The whole project is the brainchild of Amie Slavin who has made an extraordinary piece using multiple languages for it’s first incarnation. The music I have made takes fragments of these languages and using specially designed granular processing creates pitch based music out of them.

There’s much more about the whole thing here

http://www.soundspiral.net/?page=Home

My piece started off as 48 Midi files …….. here they are played by a Marimba sound

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and here (slightly rearranged) played by the granulated voices

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South Holland Sympony 2012

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

The South Holland Symphony is a project with the London Mozart Players and three communities in the South Holland district of Lincolnshire. Over the next few months I am going to be composing an orchestral piece for the orchestra based on material generated by participants in workshop sessions. The project aims to create a new piece of music which reflects the particular landscapes and people of the area.

May 12th Workshops………………

Here are a couple of things from last weekends workshops in Spalding and Holbeach.

The Spalding piece is played by a large group using instruments and voices speaking lists of sounds that they associate with their locality. This will become transcribed and mixed with drawings of horizon lines (as in the Field Of Sprouts piece) to create a section for full orchestra……

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Holbeach Fog

In a small workshop with three enthusiastic young people we created this section of music. At the end the fog will lift and become a very low sound (double bass rumble) and very high one (Violin harmonic) with transcriptions of birdsong in the middle. The fog music is always falling and is an exploration of the idea of the land becoming inundated , in the past by the sea and now by the fog……………..

This is an orchestral simulation played by computer so some of the sounds are not accurate representations of how it will sound when played by the LMP.

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Demos: As part of the preparation for this I created these two short pieces for string quartet which were performed at LMP concerts.

1: Horizon melody and a field of sprouts…….. uses the contour of the landscape in this photograph to generate a melodic line played by the first violin, the second violin plays an accelerating and decelerating pulse following the edge of the field while the lower parts play rotating material based on the shape of the plants…..

which sounds like this

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2: Rural Scene with Red Arrows……is an arrangement of this field recording for string quartet

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the quartet version

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sonogram of field recording

with thanks to LMP players

Nicoline Kraamwinkel (Violin)

David Angel (Violin)

Simone Van der Giessen (Viola)

Sebastian Comberti (Cello)

 

Growing in the dark @ HCMF 24/11/11

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Growing in the dark

As part of this years Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

a late night performance of Rhubarb Sounds

Thursday 24 November

Creative Arts Building Atrium, 10PM
Free event

more information here http://www.hcmf.co.uk/event/show/246

 

photo © Alex Beldea


Here is a short version of the performance

 

Dark Januaries

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Isabel and I scanning the floor at Bretton Hall to find the creaky floorboards

 

Isabel and I scan the floor at Bretton Hall for interesting creaking sounds …………

 

Over the last 15 years Isabel Jones and Duncan Chapman have been collaborating with each other ,they have co-composed numerous films, recordings, installations and performances including their album ‘Corrosion’, the music for Salamanda Tandems performances and their eight year personal documentary project ‘8 Dark Januaries’

Since 1994 they have met every January to start the year with some sonic research that involves the creation of an original piece of music. This process has been partly one of self documentation as well as a way of reviewing the last 12 months in sound.

The works produced have therefore become a kind of snapshot of our individual and collective work and travels from the preceding year. By “documentising” ourselves we have sought to create an oasis of reflective practice that both looks back and forwards. On many occasions we have discovered connections in our sound palettes and worked these into the pieces.

Sonic materials have included field recordings from all over the world as well as voice, live acoustic instruments and electroacoustic processing.
January 2004

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January 2005

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January 2006

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January 2007

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January 2008

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January 2009

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January 2010

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January 2011

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Horn and Rabab

Friday, October 14th, 2011

12 Years ago Isabel Jones and I made a recording of her playing a one string Rabab complete with creaking tuning pegs and me playing the horn through a harmoniser. Some of this became another piece but yesterday Isabel emailed me a version of the original recording for us to think about making something out of in the future. My breath control isn’t this good any more BUT it the horn is now out of the case and we are contemplating a whole new world of long notes and mysterious textures

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Bamboo Forest

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

A short film made at La Bambooserie (http://www.bambouseraie.com/) in the summer of 2011, the soundtrack is entirely composed of Shakuhachi breath sounds played by Mike McInerney and collected for a “Turning Breath” performance.

 

 

In response to Ruscha

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Three short pieces made as the start of a project with Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Museum in response to their exhibition of work by Ed Ruscha. All played live using a mixture of field recordings. This will form part of a performance installation at the gallery in October.

Made and played by

Elisha Millard aka Electric Farmer

Odira Morewabone

Webster Siame

Duncan Chapman

1st piece

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2nd piece

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3rd piece

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More information on the exhibition here

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/wolves/exhibitions

Conques , Looking up

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Walking round the church at Conques, camera on my head pointing upwards, soundtrack from fragment of rehearsal that was taking place at the time stretched to last the length of the walk……..

 

The Sky 17th April

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Instructions

 

1: Get up at 5am

2: Place camera on grass pointing upwards

3: Set camera to take one image every 30 seconds

4: Go back to sleep

5: Wait

6: When the day is done and its dark remove camera

7: Stitch images together

8: Add a random soundtrack

9: Watch and listen

The Sound House

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

 

The Sound House is an online project for the Wigmore Hall that draws on their extensive archive.

Over the last 9 Months I have been working in collaboration with Dotank studios (who made the excellent Isle of Dogs soundmap) and Rus Pearson (http://ruspearson.com/) to create a series of “rooms” that contain sounds and music relating to the Hall, its historical context and what happens there now.

The website is now online and is here (Opens in new tab)

http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/learning/resources/soundhouse

amongst the things to find on the site are

  • A timelapse film and audio of the auditorium during one day
  • A series of pieces created with students from Pimlico Academy taking archive programmes as the source
  • A piece composed from different applause in the hall
  • A series of recordings of the Heath Quartet in different acoustics
  • A piece composed from interviews with artists
  • A piece created from the sounds of tuning up

 

Semaphore Brass

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

A piece for Aldeburgh beach for a large ensemble of brass players conducted by Semaphore Flags

 

 

the signals


Materials

(images © Aldeburgh Music)


a film of some of the performance

Sonic Treasure Hunt

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

A project at Spitalfields City farm for the 2011 Spitalfields Festival

June 18th @ Spitalfields City Farm (http://www.spitalfieldscityfarm.org/)

Hidden about the farm will be a series of pieces of music, composed by the Young Farmers group (and others) and built into specially made MP3 devices (electronics by the ever wonderful and multi-talented Yann Seznec of Looper and MapMixer fame)………. here are the pieces

The Sea in a Tree

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World of Goats

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Stuck in a bin ?

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Leaves

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Goose Egg

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Bamboo igloo

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Pig Chillout

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Bike

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Underground fish

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Ambient Ducks

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more information here http://www.spitalfieldsfestival.org.uk/index.php?pfid=17&cid=0&eid=288

From the River To the Sea at the Royal Opera House

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

On Monday 30th May Isabel Jones and myself will be performing a 4 hour installation performance. This forms part of the ROH Sounding Out For Families week of creative activities (more information on the Opera House Website (http://www.roh.org.uk/)

This short track was made today (Thursday 26th) as part of our preparations for Mondays event. It features field recordings we have recorded on our travels around the world , water sounds from Ireland, France, Australia, Switzerland, Japan, Derbyshire as well as live voice , synthesised layers and a very stretched version of a well know piece of Tchaikovsky Ballet music (a prize for spotting what it is).

From the River to the Sea (Duncan Chapman / Isabel Jones 26/5/2011)

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BCMG Electro Sequenza

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

(from BCMG website http://www.bcmg.org.uk/default.php?id=412)

Sequenza is a secondary schools’ project inspired by Berio’s virtuosic solo pieces for various instruments. Over a series of workshops a GCSE, AS or A Level class works with a composer to create a solo piece for one of BCMG’s players. These pieces are then recorded on CD at CBSO Centre. This project has produced work of an exceptionally high standard through allowing young people to; immediately hear even their initial ideas performed brilliantly; discuss previously unknown sound possibilities with the musicians; and find ways to develop and refine ideas through guidance from the composers. The project sometimes includes the added dimension of live electronics

This 2011 project was with Hamstead Hall school with Kyle Horch (alto sax) and live electronics

all electronic processing done with Audiomulch

The Pieces

The Secret Soul

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The Conquest

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The Sadness of Happiness

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Feel Free

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A Day Out

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The Hunt

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War of the Tribes

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Swiggles

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Hide and Seek

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Life on a Ship

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Dark Romance

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Jorell

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The Lost World

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Lost Love

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Path

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Rhubarb Rhubarb Rhubarb (website now online)

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

The Rhubarb Rhubarb Rhubarb website is now online @ http://www.rhubarbrhubarbrhubarb.co.uk/

with recordings, recipes, film and photographs of the project

also coming in the  Huddersfield Festival (21st November) a solo performance with Rhubarb sounds in the dark !

A project for the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2011

The Rhubarb Sheds of Yorkshire (its picked by candlelight to avoid the leaves turning green)

(from the HCMF website http://www.hcmf.co.uk/Playing-the-rhubarb-triangle)

West Yorkshire’s proud history of rhubarb-growing is providing inspiration for a new Learning and Participation project created by Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb involves sound artist, musician and educator Duncan Chapman working with pupils from Overthorpe Junior, Infant and Nursery School in Thornhill, Dewsbury to create an interactive online installation using audio and visuals from the farming of local rhubarb.

Yorkshire’s famous ‘Rhubarb Triangle’ is an area between Wakefield, Morley and Rothwell known for producing forced rhubarb. This technique for growing rhubarb, which is originally native to Siberia, became popular in the 19th century. The plants are grown outside for two years then transferred indoors to sheds that are heated and kept in complete darkness, prompting the sprouting of new stems with a prized tenderness and sweet flavour. In 2010 Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb was awarded European Protected Designation of Origin status, putting it in the same category as champagne, gorgonzola and Swaledale cheese.

Here are a few sound samples of the project so far

a mix of lots of popping sounds that it makes as it grows (with some pitch manipulation)

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more pops

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snapping

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Here’s a short film of it growing in the sheds (the camera is still there taking one photo every 4 hours so there will be more to come soon !)

shed 1 quicktime

The measure of all circles

Friday, February 25th, 2011

A version of the piece “The measure of all things is the breath” , this version has a sequence of images of lights found in lifts on the docklands light railway. The sound is all generated using a Sibelius version of the score (Score is in the SOUNDS section of this website) which has then been performed using a series of live Ableton patches.

Interference

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Staying in a hotel in Birmingham this week doing a project with the BCMG, there was a huge plasma screen TV in the room , but all the channels were different types of video interference.

So here’s a short film of this with a soundtrack made by improvising with an Audiomulch patch (the same one that I used on the current sound of the week)

20 Years of Notebooks (work in progress)

Monday, January 31st, 2011

There are 20 years of notebooks on my shelf

so i am gradually going through them and scanning interesting looking score fragments and graphics

maybe this will become a more formed piece ?

The soundtrack is a mixture of field recordings, generated things and solo improvisations

more to follow

Titles and Questions

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

having just written a blog entry following on from a visit to Steim in Amsterdam last month (you can read it here http://steim.org/projectblog/?p=2549 ) i remembered the list of short articles i was going to write for this website……… so here are the titles (to be added to and written about as time permits)

Fair Isle (lots of time staring out of little aeroplane windows ! this is Fair Isle on the way back to Inverness from Shetland)

    1. indoctrinated imagination
    2. intrinsic forms
    3. owning and meaning
    4. 500 types of cheese (on diversity)
    5. provenance and meaning
    6. a repertoire of processes
    7. false histories of music
    8. distillation
    9. Microphony and Mikrophonie
    10. the myth of spontaneity in popular music
    11. what are the fundamental elements ?
    12. against “workshops” (with Alexi)
    13. what’s music for ? multiplicity of function , functional models (and their limits)
    14. “music technology” and the invention of the piano
    15. abusing tools
    16. the problem of R&B in participatory work (homogenisation and choice limitation)
    17. the tyranny of choice
    18. the essence of collaboration
    19. Gertie and Gus (how to teach people to fish)
    20. Imagining music (without sound or object)
    21. Curiosity as the primary motivation
    22. participation at all costs ?
    23. Content, context and accessibility
    24. the types of musical experience (a recording is not a performance , this is not a pipe !)
    25. glitch and “error” as sound objects
    26. Sound over pitch
    27. the difference between a note, pitch,frequency and the dangers of confusing these
    28. the conspiracy theory of contemporary music
    29. the familiar vs the strange
    30. unique opportunities , recognising them and building things from them.

Found In Ladywood

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

A project for the CBSO with EC Arts

(from EC arts website)

‘Found in Ladywood’ will involve the Leo String Quartet, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.  The quartet will take its renowned classical repertoire out of traditional settings and into Ladywood Fire Station for an autumnal Shostakovich Quartet number 8 performance.  The project will also feature a unique commission in the form of an original composition for Ladywood.  The piece will be created and lead by Composer and Music Animateur Duncan Chapman collaborating with Ladywood residents in a series of artistic workshops and the Leo Quartet to produce the piece for the final event.

The project has been inspired by both the CBSO’s ethos to reach out and engage new audiences, and ‘Lost in Ladywood’ a 2007 project by artist Simon Whitehead, commissioned by MADE.  Found in Ladywood recognises that there is a large percentage of the community that have not experienced ‘live’ classical music – it aims to take classical music out of its traditional settings and into the heart of the community, making it accessible to everyone.

Event skills workshops.

The journey leading up to the performance will involve members of the community working with EC-Arts to identify a non traditional performance venue free of charge.  The aim of the project is to collaborate with members of the community to change perspectives of a non traditional performance venue by transforming it for an event.  A series of workshops will be implemented and delivered in Ladywood to teach a core group in the community event management skills.  The community group will plan and deliver the October event by participating within all aspects of planning leading up to including the event day.

Artistic workshops.

Simultaneously ’artistic workshops’ have been lead within Ladywood by Composer Duncan Chapman, renowned for his experimental approach and technologically advanced festivals.  A recent example of Duncan’s work was a Nintendo DS orchestra that took place on the beach at the Aldeburgh Festival. Duncan is working with members of Ladywood community to record the ‘sounds of Ladywood’.   The sounds will inspire and form part of an original composition specifically for Ladywood to be performed on the 10th October 2010.

The Leo Quartet (Byron Parish, Jane Wright, Mike Jenkinson and Kate Setterfield) is a quartet of leading players from the CBSO who formed in 2004 and have built a reputation for vibrant performances of diverse repertoire.

Here is a short film of the event (opens in a new window)

Found In Ladywood

Royal Opera House Fanfare Project

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Fanfarefinal.jpg

The Royal Opera house fanfare project is now in its second year, I have been participating in the judging as well as running workshops for the winners and orchestrating  the final pieces. Some great music last year

Heres a film about last year

Royal Opera House Fanfare project Documentary

Here’s a bit of Blurb from the ROH website about this years project.

Fanfare Competition 2011

Create your sound for the Royal Opera House

Can you create a piece of music which is catchy, powerful, attention grabbing, and only 30 seconds long?

We are looking for brand new musical fanfares to be broadcast before performances at the Royal Opera House to let the audience know it is time to take their seats.

If you are aged eleven to sixteen we want you, on your own or in groups, to create your own fanfare of no more than 30 seconds to win the chance to have your music arranged, recorded and played at the Royal Opera House.

THE PRIZE

The composers of the winning fanfares will attend a workshop with a professional composer to develop and arrange their fanfare for the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Winners will also attend the recording session, and will be invited to a performance at the Royal Opera House to hear a premier broadcast of the final fanfares.

The winning pieces from last year are available here to listen

http://www.roh.org.uk/discover/education/fanfare.aspx

(these are the Sibelius files , the full orchestral versions are currently unavailable)

Love Music Festival

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Touring round Scotland and featuring an extraordinary line up of performers.

I’m curating the Electric Loops days as well as running workshops in schools and with teachers.

more here (including tracks on the online jukebox and blogs as well as free software )

http://lovemusicfestival.com/

Huun Huur Tu

Huun Huur Tu : One of the featured artists in Electric Loops

The Love Music Looper (created by Yann Seznec) available for free download from the website

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Online materials include ideas for working with loops and spectra

spectrum

Spectral tools

Overtones 1

and loops

drum loop

Sound from workshop sessions on Lewis , September 2010

Stornaway Chanter Remix

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Ambergate Sounds

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Here are some sounds for a project i’ve been doing for Jessie”s Fund (http://www.jessiesfund.org.uk/)  at Ambergate sports college in Grantham

they will form part of a series of sound and image installations around the school next term. The workshops were led by myself with Jess Baker who brought her Ukelele collection along to some of the sessions. Some of the pieces are a combination of field recordings collected from round the school.recording the railingsrecording the railings

DSC03705recording the sound of the bricks being scraped………..

Here are some of the pieces we made

Weird things

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Whale songs

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Dinner Hall music

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Trumpy B (it really is the sound of a Bee !)

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Shimmery Bells

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Sams Piece

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Alien Harmony

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Uke piece

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Spitalfields Festival Walks project

Monday, May 31st, 2010

SPITALFIELDS

SPEAKS

– Free, downloadable sonic guides

It’s time to throw out the guide book and open your ears as we invite you to take a guided tour of the East End, through the experiences and imaginations of local people with compelling stories to share.

Working with artists Marcia Farquhar and Duncan Chapman, five very different local residents have created sonic guides, providing unique perspectives into the area, revealing the connections and locations that matter to them. Simply explore each individual’s piece online, print out the map and download the mp3s, then come to the area and listen through your headphones to the sounds of the East End, as heard by the people who live here.

Download the PDF maps and audio here

spitalfieldsfestivaladmin.new.mindunit.co.uk/images/resource/Spitalfi.pdf

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Madge

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Sharif

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Miss Beryl

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Jez Self

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Mike Myers

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Draw-Send-Play (DSP)

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

DSP was a project for the 2009 Making New Waves festival in Budapest

dsp

dsp 2

http://www.makingnewwaves.hu/mnw2009/about_en.html

The workshops had participants from Brussels, Aberdeen, Preston, London and Budapest working using a free online whiteboard and chat environment to create 2 pieces. The audio was streamed back to the remote participants using Tinychat and Skype so that the people involved could hear the results.

We made 2 pieces

The first used a text to sound method (with two of us in the hall at Trafo turning the text instructions into sound using Coagula)

DSP Chat

Here’s the result of this process

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The second uses a shared online whiteboard so that we could grab the images and render these as audio in the hall

DSP whitehere’s the sound

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A film of the performance is coming soon

The Music of Electricity HCMF 2009

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

A project for the 2009 Huddersfield Contemporary music festival

Working with two groups of students to make an installation/performance in response to the exhibition “raw material” which features work by the artist Tim Head

http://www.hcmf.co.uk/event/show/76

What is the sound of electricity ? ……….

What is the smallest unit of audio information?; and image or sound – can we use fragments of image to generate sound material?
The results will be presented at a public performance during HCMF on Thursday 26 November and can also be explored as the project progresses through this on-line installation http://www.musicofelectricity.net/pixels/index.html (this on-line site has been designed and built by Sam Freeman http://sdfphd.net/)

Music of electricity Pixels

London Sinfonietta Sonic Explorations Festival

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

I’m making a series of pieces for this festival at Kings Place , London. My event is on Saturday October 3rd @ 4.30 and features a number of new works made in collaboration with a group of young people and three musicians from the ensemble. We will also be playing a piece which is entirely generated by imgage to sound software (using this http://hem.passagen.se/rasmuse/Coagula.htm) on 8 computers linked to 8 loudspeakers. I’m also writing an acoustic version for Bassoon (Adam Mackenzie), Trumpet (Bruce Nockles) and Viola (Bridget Carey) so that the same sequence of sound events happen in both pieces.

Here’s the score

Coagula Piece Green on Black

 

 

more information on the festival can be found here

http://www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk/event/kx-collective-sound-stations

and

http://www.londonsinfonietta.org.uk/project/sonic-explorations

Here is a photo of the rehersal

the piece was called

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Instrumental version Score

Empty Breath

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Empty Breath : An improvised performance @  Making New Waves festival at Trafo , Budapest in 2005,

Mike McInerney : Shakuhachi

Duncan Chapman: Live electronics

Stewart Collinson:Live image manipulation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kztucq0fAV4