Original version of ‘Sinew’

This piece, Sinew, was written, recorded and filmed on the Aldeburgh New Music New Media course back in 2006 and features Robin Michael on film and Oliver Coates live.

We wrote, rehearsed and filmed these pieces in two days towards the end of the course. It was the first time I’d worked with film and the first time I’d finished any pieces with electronic/pre-recorded sound.

This is currently my most rearranged piece. I’ve made  versions of this for solo cello, cello and live electronics (with an optional improvised section), two versions for the house of bedlam, a version for two cellists with electronics and an eccentric and as yet unperformed version for string quartet. I’m not sure why I became obsessed with making numerous versions of this piece. At some point I’ll upload more recent versions.

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