I had an excellent session with Alice Purton and Nina Whiteman last week as my new piece for Trio Atem gradually takes shape. Most of the sketching, rhythms, structure and pitch is done/selected so I’ve been looking to find more fragile, temperamental sounds that will suit the repetitive piece. We tried blobs of white tack on the strings but had more success tying the C and A string together. Tomorrow I’m trying to find some matching sounds with flautist Gavin Osborn. The text is two sections from Matthew Welton’s extraordinary long poem Dr Suss.
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06/06/2017 - deaf John's dark house - Kathryn Williams & Harry Fausing Smith, Lincoln International Chamber Music Festival
13/11/2017 - The book of Matthew - The House of Bedlam, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester