On Tuesday 4th of August I gave a concert called ‘Imagined Landscapes’. It was a collection of music I have composed, most new, some revisits of older stuff. Lots of multimedia things, and some multi-sensory elements exploring smell and taste.
It costs about the same as a good cup of coffee, but will last you much longer!
All funds made from the sale of this album will go towards the recording costs of a new collaborative project with Julia! So if you like this music feel free to help us make some more. Oh, and if you so desire, purchasing through bandcamp allows you to pay more if you like… so if you are feeling particularly generous then let us say ‘THANK YOU!’ in advance.
This piece was developed through discussions with the singer Julia Booth about the work of Alexander Melville Bell on the study of elocution. We started talking about creating a loop-based performance piece in November 2013, and finally ended up in November 2014 with a completed recording of the work!
I had found a book online that he had written called “The Principles of Elocution” from 1887, and based the text of snippets from that book – particularly the second on difficult combinations.
The work is all voices (with reverb and delay effects).
About a month ago I drove down to Invercargill to record in the Seaward Bush Reserve with woodwind maestro Adam Page.
The recordings are part of a new album I am working on, to be released later in the year, but as part of the recording we did an extra track that is now available to listen to.
Adam Page playing bansuri in Seaward bush reserve.
Adam is playing a bansuri on this recording with some extra electronic manipulation… but the performance is as it was. This is about capturing a specific moment in time, a moment in space – a conversation with the landscape.