THE ST DUNSTAN’S EXPERIMENT
The St. Dunstan’s Experiment was a curated project that brought together electronic musicians, sonic artists and electroacoustic composers at St. Dunstan’s Catholic Church in the suburbs of Birmingham. The aim of the project was to connect developments in music and technology from the past 50 years with the experimental architecture built by the Church during the same period – a time in which the ecumenical movement sought to interact more proactively with the local community. The project took the form of a festival, held in the Church’s social club, featuring a programme of live and pre-recorded music, and was accompanied by a publication documenting the project. The St Dunstan’s Experiment was curated by Matt Price and Rich Whitelaw, and was produced in association with BEAST (Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre, University of Birmingham) in 2002.
For this project I collaborated with Antti Saario to produce a remix of a track called Boom Boom Boom by Jo Hamilton, originally produced by Jon Cotton. Since this first collaboration Antti and I have gone on to form Anvil & Stirrup producing and performing music together.