Exhibitions, Concerts and Sleep

Things have been going on… to read more about PLUNGE that happened at Ramp Gallery CLICK HERE

Also, to check out the photos from the MUSICAL PORTRAITS event with Mark Hamilton go HERE

Now, straight after that I went to Chengdu to go to the Blue Roof Museum with Gareth Williams to help install an art exhibition.

It was a large show, and had it’s challenges, but was a pretty interesting and entertaining experience! Great to be able to share this work with people in China.

A shot of the installation of my work “Kia rongo i te tāwara o te wai” in the Blue Roof Museum – a collaboration with Ben Woollen and Horomona Horo.

Upon my return I took part in the “SPRING ADVENTURES IN SOUND” concert. Here it was great to perform “4’33” by John Cage and “Pendulum Music” by Steve Reich, along with some original work in collaboration with Kent Macpherson as “RAG DALI”

 

And coming up next… “TO SLEEP” – a sleep concert. Working again with Kent Macpherson, Yotam Levy, Paul Bradley and Aaron Chesham we will be presenting a 9hour concert designed for you to sleep through!

The concert starts at 10pm on Saturday 22nd October and ends around 7am on Sunday 23rd. About 9hours of multimedia-enhanced sleep! Live music and art. Together. While you lie back and experience the slowly shifting states.

Put it in your calendars now and then come prepared with something to sleep in and on. It will be quite an experience! Tell your friends.

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The Norse Suite (video)

This is the second to last piece from the concert videos, and there are two different versions of the piece available to be watched:

The Norse Suite – concert version & The Norse Suite – final version

The difference between the two videos is that after the premiere performance (concert version), I made some revisions to the piece… changing some sections, moving a couple of things around, cutting some stuff out, and linking the 3rd and 4th movements. And as I wanted to have video for all of my PhD pieces I had to ask Adam, Yotam, and Dan if they would mind recording the piece again so that I could have the new final version of the piece on file.

SO… if you only have time to watch one version, I would recommend the Final Version… but if you want to hear the difference, and see what it was like in the concert, then please watch the Concert version as well.

The Norse Suite – J.Mayall
for viola and cello

Viola: Adam Maha
Cello: Yotam Levy

This piece was originally intended for the combination of viola and electric guitar. Unfortunately writing contemporary classical music (with traditional notation) is difficult for electric guitar as many rock guitarists come from a background very different to that of score-reading classical musicians. The piece was then adapted for viola and cello – but it aims to retain a lot of that stylistic writing for guitar, and tries to re-create crunchy distortions and electronic delay effects using only the natural sound of the instruments.

Recorded at the Gallagher Concert Chamber at the University of Waikato

FINAL VERSION

The Norse Suite – Final Version from Jeremy Mayall on Vimeo.

CONCERT VERSION

The Norse Suite – concert version from Jeremy Mayall on Vimeo.