Posts Tagged ‘edinburgh’

SoundProof – Edinburgh 28.01 – 03.02.13

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

soundproofflyerA selection of my work has been selected for presentation at SoundProof, a week of exploratory sonic arts at The Forest in Edinburgh.

My radiophonic compositions …if the voices were only memories? and Prelude from Forgotten Fairytales will be running as installations throughout the day on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd February.

A new soundscape composition Annapurna Pastoral – One Hundred Springs is also being played as part of the evening concert on Friday 1st February at 7pm.

The programme is packed with installations, workshops, a Soundbites menu offering sonic accompaniment to your coffee and cake and a host of live performances running every evening -  and it’s all free!

For the full programme and more info on the event and it’s curators please visit the SoundProof website.

Resonate The Minotaur – New Year Games

Monday, February 6th, 2012

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.