Resonate The Minotaur – New Year Games

I enjoyed a musical start to the New Year with a 3 hour laptop performance of Pippa Murphy‘s new piece Labyrinth in St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh. The event, held on January 1st, was part of The New Year Games, a continuation of Edinburgh’s famous Hogmanay celebrations. Pippa had composed music for 4 voices and soundscape material that I performed live from laptop as an accompaniment to the game being played in the cathedral.

Pippa worked with game designers Hide & Seek to create a game called Resonate The Minotaur. The members of the public had to negotiate the labyrinth whilst trying to avoid being seen moving by the Minotaur. If they successfully made it to the centre of the labyrinth they had to try and snatch a ribbon from the Minotaur. This was one of four games that the public played in order to collect tokens for their team. The event ended with a final team game in the Grassmarket where the winners were announced.

This short film gives a flavour of the event. It was filmed by Ian McCormick and I did the edit.

Resonate The Minotaur from Iain Armstrong on Vimeo.

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